Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. You could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

Why isn't MT4 working?

Take a look at the bottom right of the platform. If you see a message such as ‘invalid account’ or ‘no connection’, check your login details and try to log in again. Remember to use your MT4 details, not your normal IG details – you’ll have a five or six-digit account number for MT4.

Also check the server you are logging in to. If you are using a live account, you’ll need to select ‘IG-LIVE’ from the server drop-down menu in the login window. You can also type in the address manually: mt4.ig.com:443.

Lastly, check our platform status page to ensure MT4 is up and running.

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