MetaTrader 4

Discover the benefits of trading on MT4 with the UK’s leading CFD and spread betting provider.1

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

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Why trade on MetaTrader 4 with IG?

Support

Global access to MT4 platform specialists 24 hours a day

Spread bet or trade CFDs

We offer two ways to go long or short on thousands of markets

MT4 on mobile

Trade on MT4 with the free mobile app and never miss an opportunity

Leading technology

Make the most of our 99%+ server uptime and no third-party bridges2

Low costs

We offer consistently low spreads, with an average of just 0.86 points3

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Like our dedicated DMA platform, L2 dealer

How do I open an MT4 account with IG?

  • I already have MT4
  • I don't have MT4

If you already have an MT4 account with another provider but would like to trade with IG, you can do so easily:

  1. Create a live IG account
  2. Log in
  3. Set up and fund a live IG MT4 account
  4. Log into your pre-existing MT4 platform with your IG credentials, which will preserve all of your chart data and analysis

For broken down steps on how to download MT4 within our platform, go to our download MT4 page

  1. Create a live IG account or a demo MT4 account
  2. Log in
  3. Select ‘Add an account’
  4. Decide whether you want to trade CFDs or place spread bets
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts

For broken down steps on how to download MT4 within our platform, go to our download MT4 page

Why trade with MT4?

With 14 years’ experience servicing millions of clients, MT4 is the most popular trading platform in the world. The following features show exactly why it has stood the test of time and continues to deliver an optimal trading experience.

Thousands of MT4 indicators

IG’s MetaTrader 4 package delivers instant access to 18 free add-ons and indicators, giving you an edge in your trading. You’ll also have the option to download thousands more from inside the MetaTrader 4 platform.

Thousands of MT4 indicators

IG’s MetaTrader 4 package delivers instant access to 18 free add-ons and indicators, giving you an edge in your trading. You’ll also have the option to download thousands more from inside the MetaTrader 4 platform.

Automated trading

Build your own algorithms or import Expert Advisors from within the MetaTrader 4 platform.

Customisable charts

MT4’s charts can be fully customised and adjusted to suit your individual trading needs.

Micro lots

The minimum lot size on MT4 is 0.01 lots, helping you manage the risks of high-volume trading.

Software-based

Accessing and interacting with the platform and charts is a fluid and natural process.

Ways to trade on MetaTrader 4

With IG, you can use the MetaTrader 4 platform to place spread bets and trade CFDs.

  • MT4 spread betting is a tax-free way to take advantage of markets that are rising or falling.4
  • CFDs enable you to hedge your portfolio, as you can offset losses against profits for tax purposes.5

Regardless of whether you choose to spread bet or trade CFDs with IG on MT4, our minimum spreads are the same.

Markets and costs with MT4

  • FX
  • Indices
  • Commodities
  • Cryptocurrencies

Take advantage of minimum spreads of 0.6 on a host of forex pairs with IG.

FX pair Min. MT4 spread
EUR/USD 0.6
EUR/GBP 0.9
GBP/USD 0.9
USD/JPY 0.7

We offer more 24-hour indices than any other provider.

Index Min. MT4 spread
FTSE 100 1.0
Wall Street 2.4
Germany 30 1.0
US 500 0.4

Speculate on 27 commodity markets with no fixed expiries.6

Commodity Min. MT4 spread
Spot Gold 0.3
Spot Silver 2
Oil – Brent Crude 2.8
Oil – US Crude 2.8

Trade on the price movements without owning any cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency Min. MT4 spread
Bitcoin USD 36
Ether USD 1.2
Ripple USD 0.36
Litecoin USD 0.4

Award-winning provider

Award-winning provider

Best Finance App
ADVFN International Financial Awards

Best CFD Provider
Online Personal Wealth Provider

Best Multi Platform Provider
ADVFN International Financial Awards

What is MT4?

Learn more about MT4 and how to use it.

How do I download MT4?

Find out how to download MT4.

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released June 2020).
2 99.96% core platform uptime: average per month, IG globally (from 1st January 2020 to 16th June 2020).
3 Average spread (between 00:00-21:00 GMT Monday to Friday) for the 12 weeks ending 29th May 2020. For our minimum spreads, please see our forex spread bet and CFD details.
4 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
5 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
6 In the case of all DFBs, there is a fixed expiry at some point in the future.

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.