Forex trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits

Forex trading

Trade forex with one of the world's leading providers,1 and enjoy spreads that are up to 27% lower versus the top two US brokers.2

Forex trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits

See all our FX spreads, including EUR/USD and USD/JPY from just 0.8 pips, or explore our forex trading platforms.

Find an FX pair to trade

Use our market finder tool to find news, videos, analysis and data on the pairs you want to trade.

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Or browse our live prices for popular pairs.

Live forex prices

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only.

Why trade forex with IG?

Keep your trading costs down — we offer low spreads on a wide range of currency pairs, so you can trade pairs like EUR/USD and AUD/USD from just 0.8 pips. We also offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pricing
    Zero commission - our only charge is the bid-offer spread, starting from just 0.8 pips

  • Cutting-edge technology
    Trade on our intuitive web platform and customized apps for mobile and tablet

  • Leading FX provider
    We’re a trusted provider with a 44-year heritage and are listed on the London Stock Exchange

  • DailyFX premium content
    Stay up to date with the latest trading news, anaylsis and a wide range of educational materials

FX spreads and product details

The spread represents the cost of trading on each FX pair. We won't charge you any commission for executing your trade at IG.

Spot FX

IG spreads
Min. spread Av. spread3
EUR/USD 0.8 0.9
AUD/USD 1 1.2
USD/JPY 0.8 0.9
EUR/GBP 1 1.3
GBP/USD 1 1.3
EUR/JPY 1.2 1.3
USD/CHF 1.5 1.7


Product details

For a complete list of forex pairs, minimum spreads, average spreads, margin requirements and trading hours:

Find the forex platform for you

You'll find everything you need at IG, with our easy-to-use web-based platform and customizable trading apps.

  • Web platform — IG Trading platform is free and easy to use, offering a clearer, smarter way to trade
  • MetaTrader 4 — build and automate your own trading algorithms
  • Trading apps — trade on the move with all the speed and reliability of our web platform

What is forex trading?

Forex trading is the buying and selling of currencies on the forex market with the aim of making a profit or hedging your risk. Forex (or sometimes just FX) is short for foreign exchange, and is the largest financial market in the world. It’s where individuals and businesses convert one currency to another.

FX transactions worth trillions of dollars take place every day, and unlike stocks or commodities there’s no central exchange. Instead, currencies are traded by a global network of banks, traders and brokers, which means you can trade any time, day or night, Monday to Friday.

FX prices are influenced by a range of different factors, including interest rates, inflation, government policy, employment figures and demand for imports and exports.

And because of the sheer volume of currency traders and the amount of money exchanged, price movements can happen very quickly, making currency trading not only the largest financial market in the world, but also one of the most volatile.

Learn more about forex

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1 By number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released June 2017).

2 Based on minimum spreads advertised on January 16, 2019.

3 Average spread (Monday 00:00 - Friday 22:00 GMT) for the 12 weeks ending the 17th December 2018.