Over 40 years’ heritage
152,600 clients worldwide
Access to over 15,000 markets

About IG

What we do

  • World-leading provider of contracts for difference (CFDs) and financial spread betting*
  • Low-cost stockbroking* on international shares
  • The UK's largest retail forex provider**

We give retail investors leveraged access to over 15,000 financial markets through our award-winning dealing platform and mobile apps.

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A global presence

  • Offices in 15 countries across five continents
  • 152,600 clients worldwide (May 2016)
  • Average of over five million transactions globally per month (Apr-Jun 2016)
  • FTSE 250 company with market capitalisation of £2.9 billion (31 May 2016)
  • Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Net global trading revenue of £456.3 million (May 2016)
  • Over 1400 staff around the world (May 2016)

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Why choose IG?


We began in 1974 as IG Index, providing an innovative way for retail investors to speculate on the price of gold.

Since then we have continued to change the face of trading, establishing ourselves as a market leader around the world.

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As a large multinational organisation we have strength in resources and stability, with a well-capitalised, debt-free balance sheet and consistently strong growth.1

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Market Leader

With 40 years’ experience we are the No.1 global provider of financial spread betting and CFDs*, and hold a market-leading position in many countries, including the UK, Australia, Singapore and France.


Dedicated to making financial markets more accessible, our breakthroughs include the first online trading service in 1998, and the first to allow trading via an iPhone in 2008.

FSB and FCA regulated

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Board (FSB) in South Africa and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK.

 FSP No 41393 (IG Markets South Africa), register number 195355 (IG Markets Limited) and register number 114059 (IG Index Limited).

Fund segregation

We place the full balance of individual's funds into segregated bank accounts, ensuring your funds are returned in the event our financial circumstances change.

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Our clients

The vast majority of our clients are not City traders, they are often professional men and women who are interested in the financial markets. 

We pride ourselves on our high standard of customer service - providing 24-hour telephone support (speaking to real people), as well as a comprehensive range of education, training tools, trading tips and market commentaries online.

Our technology combines superior features with high-speed execution, designed to meet the needs of the most demanding trader and provide an outstanding experience on all devices.

IG Trading Power 50

A Twitter list of the 50 most influential market commentators, as chosen by us. Subscribe to keep up to date with essential trading news as it happens.

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IG UK Official Sponsor of Harlequins

Pride, passion and teamwork – the values that drive Harlequins to success on the pitch are the same as the ones that underpin IG’s commitment to clients.

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It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

* Please note: Spread betting and stockbroking is not available in South Africa

** October 2016

1 Profit before taxation was up 7.6% in the year ending May 2016

2 IG globally, August 2016


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We're here 24hrs a day from 9am Sunday to 11pm Friday,
and 10am to 6pm Saturday.

010 344 0053

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