All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Why work with IG?

Offer your clients more without straining your resources

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.
  • Market leader

    We established the world's first financial spread betting company in 1974, and have been a market leader ever since

  • Enhance your product range

    From access to over 10,000 markets to cutting-edge technology, expand your offering to your clients

  • Trading support

    Benefit from our dedicated team of experts, along with 24-hour support for you and your clients

  • Innovation as standard

    We’ve been continually enhancing and developing our technology for over 40 years 

How you can work with us

Company account

We offer a complete trading solution for corporate and institutional clients, built around powerful technology, a huge range of markets and dedicated support.

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API trading

Trade via an API

Our web API offers you an easy way to get market data, historical prices and execute trades against any of your IG accounts. It can be used with Excel (VBA), .NET, Java and any programming language that supports HTTP.

It is also designed to get you coding as quickly as possible, with a sample app, fully featured online documentation and interactive developer tools to assist you. See our IG Labs site for further details.

We also provide a FIX API

Our API supports pricing, trading and streaming account balance figures and is connected securely to IG’s systems using SSL over the web.

You can trade the full range of IG’s products over the FIX API, with your executions filled using smart order routing technology. The SOR connects to multiple trading venues and dark pools, ensuring you get the best execution.


The API supports all major order types supported by our DMA trading platform, and lets you use trading algorithms and models to execute trades for you.

We offer both DMA and OTC solutions via FIX:

  • FIX DMA: Trade directly into the order books of global stock exchanges, utilising our low latency exchange and broker links, with no dealing desk. Forex traders also get direct access to a large FX liquidity pool from several Tier 1 banks
  • FIX OTC: Trade automatically on IG’s Over The Counter products using a real time feed of our own prices

To ensure that our API is right for you, to request our rules of engagement or to find out more please call one of our account executives.

Financial institutions and hedge funds

We offer a complete trading solution for corporate and institutional clients looking for a mini prime broker solution, built around powerful technology, a huge range of markets and dedicated support. 

L2 Dealer, our downloadable DMA platform, provides powerful, flexible DMA access for advanced traders. L2 Auto Trade is an add-in on L2 designed for use with Microsoft Office Excel to help automate your trading activity.

L2 Auto Trade can be used to send DMA orders to L2 to facilitate automated trading without the need for a full API connection. It can be used to trade on your own account and any other IG Markets sub accounts attached to your login sending up to 200 orders per minute.

We are also connected to Bloomberg EMSX, if you have a terminal you can now connect to IG and send orders direct from Bloomberg.

Who trades with us?

  • Small-medium sized hedge funds 
  • Corporations and proprietary trading houses 
  • Brokers and retail aggregators
  • Individual corporate trading vehicles
  • Family offices

Don’t fall into one of these categories? We may still be able to help. Corporate clients can download the application here

White labels

As a white label partner, you can offer your clients the same award-winning technology and broad product range enjoyed by thousands of IG clients worldwide, under your own brand.

Benefits of this model include:

  • Complete technology solution developed, maintained and hosted by us
  • Online demo and live account-opening facility
  • All the tools you need to monitor your clients’ trading
  • Full online service
  • No need to install equipment, purchase servers or invest in maintenance
  • Fully embedded technology options such as iframe or API

Our technology, your brand

If you prefer not to direct your clients to a standalone site, we can work with you to embed the relevant content and agreements into your existing website using the iFrame solution.

It is worth noting that the full white label package requires a certain level of commitment and resourcing from the partner, especially if you are considering the use of iFrames which require a level of technical expertise to embed.

If you have an existing client base and are interested in a white label solution, contact our institutional sales team. 

PA dealing

IG’s PA dealing tool – for compliance departments to monitor employee trading activity


  • All your employees under one umbrella
  • Real time access to employee trading activity – no more contract notes
  • Individual client reports (current and historic)
  • Order history and ledger reports date back 14 months
  • Facility to export data straight to Excel
  • Facility to schedule automated end of day reports straight into your own systems
  • Unlimited compliance users can access the system
  • Back office system is available in all supported languages
  • No costs involved

Regulated introducing brokers

We offer partnership packages for brokers who are registered with an appropriate financial regulator.

We have the legal and IT framework to help regulated brokers with Power of Attorney offer a competitive service to their clients.

For this partnership model, which is primarily suited to brokers wishing to provide an advisory service to their clients, you must have the appropriate regulation and legal authority to act on behalf of clients.

Included in our package is a range of resources exclusive to partners managing accounts on their clients' behalf. For example, you can use our full DMA platform L2 Dealer which offers multi-account management, including a block-trading option. Our CRM tool, client manager provides real-time back office functionality.

Investment managers

A premium service for Investment & Asset Managers who trade on a discretionary basis.

L2 Dealer, our downloadable DMA platform, provides powerful, flexible DMA access for advanced traders. Trade CFDs or use our share dealing service to trade with no dealer intervention, full market depth and access to dark liquidity pools. Use shareholdings as margin to CFD positions. We also offer Forex Direct where you can trade currencies at the market price, with liquidity from the major banks.

Our profile manager tool allows you to manage client portfolios and trade across multiple client accounts using the weighting facility to evenly place your trades. Manage your client accounts with our CRM tool ‘Client Manager’ which provides real-time back office functionality and the ability to export reports or have them sent via SFTP. 

Affiliate scheme

If you want to take a marketing-only approach, you can join our Affiliate Scheme.

This is the simplest form of partnership. We provide you with marketing materials to use on your site, blog, social network or any other marketing efforts you are involved in, to help distribute our service to a wider group of traders.

Becoming an IG Affiliate is a quick sign-up process which does not require a regulatory license and involves fewer legal requirements. Once you’ve signed up, you can choose the relevant marketing materials to suit your needs, start directing traffic and earn money on each qualified trader you have referred.  

To learn more, contact our Affiliate team. 

Find the best relationship type for you

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Cutting edge trading tools and technology

L2 Dealer

With L2 Dealer you can execute directly into the order books of all the major UK, US and European equity exchanges, plus several multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) and forex liquidity providers.

  • See the full market depth for each stock with level two prices 
  • Place anonymous orders inside the market spread or at key levels
  • Simultaneously create parallel CFD positions 

Find out more about L2 Dealer

FIX trading

We offer both DMA and OTC solutions via the industry standard FIX Protocol.

  • FIX DMA – Access underlying exchanges and use algorithms to trade automatically
  • FIX OTC – Expand your range of products by using FIX to offer our OTC prices

More about FIX API

Web-based and mobile dealing

Explore our award-winning web-based dealing platform and mobile apps.

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