Terminals and APIs

Use your own front-end solutions to take advantage of our market-leading pricing and execution technology.

Call us on 010 344 0053 to get started.

Trade via an API

Automate your trading with our new web-based trading 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 our market-leading Smart Order Router. Our 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.

Additional services

Other options for connectivity, including leased lines, are available upon request should you wish to consider them.

If you're looking to introduce business to IG, call us directly on 010 344 0053 for more information.

Supported terminals


Submit orders for shares through your own Bloomberg EMSX for full compatibility with IG’s execution systems.

Configuring your EMSX

Call us on 010 344 0053 to discuss connecting your Bloomberg terminal to IG.
We’re working on introducing support for even more terminals.

Email helpdesk.za@ig.com to find out more.

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Contact us

24 hours a day from 10am Saturday to Friday night at midnight.

010 344 0053

You can also email helpdesk.za@ig.com

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