Forex trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits

MetaTrader 4

Open an IG account now for instant access to an enhanced MT4 forex platform

  • 0.8pt spread on EUR/USD

    Trade EUR/USD from just 0.8pts, with an average spread of just 0.9pts1.

  • Low latency execution

    No third-party technology to slow down the execution of your trades.

  • Customizable apps, for free

    Enhance your MT4 with a range of new indicators and tools, including Autochartist. See all apps

  • A free VPS for your Expert Advisor

    Your EA software can execute trades even when your PC is turned off - free of charge if you maintain a $5000+ balance.2

Forex trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits

Access competitive spreads3 with our forex metatrader

See full details including spreads, trading hours and margins for over 50 forex pairs available to trade on MT4, in our help section.

FX pair Min. MT4 spread

Full details on over 50 FX pairs available with MT4

Free apps to improve your MT4 forex trading

A range of add-ons and indicators to help you get more from MT4

A provider you can trust

When you use MT4 with IG, you are trading with a provider that:

  • Has 44-years’ experience in trading
  • Is a world-leading forex provider4

MT4 you can depend on

We don’t rely on any third party bridges as part of our MT4 service, meaning that there is nothing to slow down your trade execution.

It also means that our MT4 is highly reliable: with less than 0.05% downtime over the past 12 months.5

New to IG

To start trading with Metatrader 4, first you’ll need to create an IG account.

Next, log in to My IG and go to the ‘live accounts’ tab. You’ll be able to access the MT4 platform by clicking ‘add another account’.

Already an IG client?

Simply log in to My IG and go to the ‘live accounts’ tab. You’ll be able to access the MT4 platform by clicking ‘add another account’.

Try a free MT4 demo account

Test-drive the MT4 platform, compare our IG pricing, and try out all our free MT4 apps, using virtual funds.

There's no need to commit any capital. Just fill in your details, and we'll email you a link to get started with your MT4 demo.

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What is MetaTrader 4?

MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is a popular trading platform developed by MetaQuotes in 2005.

You can download MT4 directly from the MetaQuotes website. Alternatively, you can install it with IG, which comes with free access to 18 free customizable add-ons and indicators, plus Autochartist.

Why should I use MetaTrader 4?

There are several reasons why MT4 has maintained its popularity for so long:

  • It can be used for automated trading, either by building your own algorithms or importing an Expert Advisor
  • It is highly customisable, with a range of apps that can improve its charting, interface and functionality – including 18 free with IG
  • You can use it to trade with a variety of providers, without having to use several different platforms
  • It’s a program on your PC, instead of a web-based platform
  • It’s the same platform, whichever provider you use it with

Does MetaTrader 4 work on Mac?

MetaTrader 4 is available for Windows only, and there are no plans to release a version of it for Mac. There is an iPhone app available, though, and Mac users can trade using IG’s web trading platform.

Is there an MT4 app for mobile?

Yes, there are apps available for MT4 on both iPhone and Android. You’ll find both searching for ‘MetaTrader’ in the app store on your device.

Once you’ve launched the app, log in by selecting ‘log in with existing account’, and find IG’s server by typing in ‘IG-Live’. You can then log in using your existing details. 

What is a VPS?

A virtual private server (VPS) is an online workspace that you can use to remotely access MT4, running concurrently with the version installed on your PC. It is housed in an external server, so it can run even when your PC is turned off, allowing Expert Advisors to operate around the clock.

You can also use your VPS to trade using MetaTrader 4 from any computer, just by logging in to your VPS.

Our VPS is provided by Beeks, and is available completely free of charge to clients who maintain a balance of $5000 or more. Otherwise, it costs $50 per month.

Why can I not place a trade on MT4?

If you have connected your live IG account to MT4 and are experiencing issues submitting forex orders from MT4 desktop or mobile click here for instructions on how to resolve the issue.

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It’s free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and you’ll get instant access to MetaTrader 4.

1Average spread (Monday 00:00 - Friday 22:00 GMT) for the 12 weeks ending the 17th December 2018. For our minimum spreads, please see our forex and forex MT4 details.

2 Available at no extra cost to clients who maintain a balance of $5000 or above. Otherwise there is a $50 monthly fee.

3 Based on minimum spreads advertised on January 16, 2019 by the top two US brokers. Excludes commission-based products.

4 According to Finance Magnates Quarterly Intelligence Report, Q3 2018.

5 99% core platform uptime: average per month, IG globally (3 months to August 2018).

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