Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% 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. 71% 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.

MetaTrader 4

Tap into the power of algorithmic trading on MT4, with the UK’s leading CFD and spread betting provider.1

Call 0800 195 3100 or send us an email with any questions about opening a trading or investment account between 8am and 6pm (UK time) on weekdays.

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Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

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Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

Contact us 0800 409 6789

Call 0800 195 3100 or send us an email with any questions about opening a trading or investment account between 8am and 6pm (UK time) on weekdays.

Contact us 0800 195 3100

Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

Contact us 0800 409 6789

Why trade on MetaTrader 4 with us?

Support around the clock

Get global access to MT4 platform specialists 24 hours a day

More than just FX

Spread bet or trade CFDs with MetaTrader 4 to go long or short on thousands of markets

Free MT4 mobile app

Trade wherever, whenever and never miss an opportunity

99%+ server uptime

Giving your algorithms the best conditions to operate in2

Accountable, end-to-end service

Unlike others, we use our own institutional-grade technology for liquidity, pricing and execution

High quality, low costs

Maximise your returns with our consistently low spreads – just 0.85 points on average3

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, but you’d like to trade with us as your MT4 broker, it’s easy:

  1. Create a live IG account, opening either a spread betting or CFD account.
  2. Log in to My IG, your account hub
  3. Add and fund a live MT4 account. Note that the ‘add account’ button will only appear after you have created a live account and completed the regulatory requirements associated.
  4. Log into your pre-existing MT4 platform with your IG details, and keep all your chart data and analysis

Or, get a step-by-step breakdown of how to download MT4 in our platform.

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

Or, get a step-by-step breakdown of how to download MT4 in our platform.

Why trade with MT4?

MT4 is the most popular trading platform in the world, with 14 years’ experience putting millions of traders in touch with opportunity. Here’s why it’s stood the test of time.

Thousands of indicators, countless possibilities

Get an edge with instant access to 18 free add-ons and indicators as part of our MetaTrader 4 package. You can download thousands more inside the MetaTrader 4 platform.

Thousands of indicators, countless possibilities

Get an edge with instant access to 18 free add-ons and indicators as part of our MetaTrader 4 package. You can download thousands more inside the MetaTrader 4 platform.

Automated trading

Build strategies to execute automatically using your algorithms or MT4’s own, called Expert Advisors.

Easy-to-edit charts

Customise and adjust MT4’s powerful charts to suit your trading needs.

Smaller minimums

Trade in sizes as small as 0.01 lots, helping you manage the risks of high-volume trading.

Trader-friendly layout

Save time and energy thanks to an intuitive, software-based platform and charts.

Ways to trade on MetaTrader 4

You have two routes to the markets when you use MetaTrader in the UK with us: spread bets and CFDs.

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

Regardless of whether you choose to use MetaTrader for spread betting or trading CFDs in the UK with us, our minimum spreads are the same.

Ways to trade on MetaTrader 4

You have two routes to the markets when you use MetaTrader in the UK with us: spread bets and CFDs.

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

Regardless of whether you choose to use MetaTrader for spread betting or trading CFDs in the UK with us, our minimum spreads are the same.

MT4 markets and costs

  • FX
  • Indices
  • Commodities
  • Cryptocurrencies

Get minimum spreads from just 0.6 pips on a host of forex pairs.

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

Trade more 24-hour indices with us than any other provider.

Index Min. MT4 spread
FTSE 100 1.0
Wall Street 2.4
Germany 40 1.0
US 500 0.4

Discover opportunity 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

Cryptocurrency trading is only available to professional traders. Find out more about our professional account.

Cryptocurrency Min. MT4 professional margin
Bitcoin USD 4.5%
Ether USD 4.5%
Litecoin USD 9.0%

Award-winning trading platforms

Our trading platforms have been recognised time and time again by our industry.

Best Finance
App

ADVFN International Financial Awards

Best CFD
Provider

Online Personal Wealth Awards

Best Multi Platform
Provider

ADVFN International Financial Awards

What is MT4?

Learn more about the platform and how to use it.

How do I download MT4?

Find out how to download MT4.

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Discover the different MT4 add-ons and indicators you’ll get with us.

Get comfortable with the MT4 platform using virtual funds.

Master MT4’s algorithms to help automate your trading.

1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2020); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released June 2020).
2 99.74% MT4 platform uptime per six months from 1st May 2021.
3 Average spread (between 00:00-21:00 GMT Monday to Friday) for the 12 weeks ending 8th January 2021. 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.