DMA trading

Get deep liquidity, full market visibility and advanced execution with direct market access (DMA), using our DMA shares and Forex Direct services.

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Why use DMA with IG?

More liquidity

Trade on underlying market prices sourced from a range of global liquidity venues, including primary exchanges, multilateral trading facilities (MTFs), market makers and banks.

Market depth

Deal at the price you want, with full view of the best bid and offer price available – plus further prices on either side of the order book.

Order control

Take greater control of trade execution with advanced order types – including pegged, fill or kill, execute and eliminate, good for auction, percentage of volume and more.

After-hours trading

Take full advantage of corporate earnings announcements by trading in the pre- and post-market on 75 key US shares.

What DMA markets can I trade?

DMA shares

Trade shares with no dealer intervention, full market depth and access to dark liquidity pools, using either share CFDs or our share dealing service.

DMA forex

Trade currencies at the market price – and get liquidity from major providers – with Forex Direct, our DMA forex service. To trade DMA forex, you’ll need to qualify for an IG professional account.

Our DMA trading platforms

Mobile apps

Get DMA on the move with apps specifically developed for iOS smartphones and tablets.

API

Build your own DMA platform and automate your trading with our sophisticated FIX API.

L2 Dealer

Trade with professional tools on a customisable interface with L2 Dealer – our advanced DMA platform.

How much does DMA cost?

DMA prices are not necessarily better than OTC, as our pricing technology is engineered to find the best available prices for both. However, direct access to the markets can give you greater visibility and flexibility as a trader.1

Commission charges

Our only charges are a small commission – the same as an over-the-counter (OTC) trade.

Exchange fees

Depending on the exchange you want to view or trade on, you may be liable to pay data fees.

Other fees

You may have to pay transaction costs, such as stock borrowing fees.

Open a DMA trading account in minutes

Open a DMAtrading account in minutes

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading DMA in minutes

Start trading DMA in minutes

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

What is DMA trading?

Direct market access (DMA) is a way of placing trades directly in the underlying market – whether that’s on the order books of an exchange or multilateral trading facility (MTF), or with another liquidity provider. DMA can give traders more flexibility and transparency, but it’s usually recommended for advanced traders only due to its complexity.

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1 When you place your order we take a parallel position in the underlying market, so we can’t change or reverse your order once it’s been executed.

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.