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Downloadable DMA platform
|Web-based||Mobile App||Tablet apps|
|Brief description||Our trading platform is available online, without any downloads required.||Our trading platform has been optimised for most smartphones, including iPhone and Android.||Our trading platform has been optimised for iPad and Android tablets.
|Suitability||All users||All users||All users|
|Exchange fees||Monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices||Monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices||Monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices
|Tradable markets||All||Dependant on application*||Dependant on application*|
|Research tools||Streaming Reuters news, economic calendar, signals||Reuters news, economic calendar, signals||Reuters news, economic calendar, signals|
|Monitoring tools||Watchlists, price alerts, orders, Autochartist||Watchlists, price alerts, orders||Watchlists, price alerts, orders|
IG charts, ProRealTime access, Autochartist
|IG mobile charts||IG mobile charts|
|Trade from charts||Yes||No||No|
|Direct market access (DMA)||
(share dealing only)
(share dealing available for all)
Yes (share dealing available for all)
|Order types||Limits, stops, guaranteed stops, trailing stops, market orders||Limits, stops, guaranteed stops, trailing stops, market orders||Limits, stops, guaranteed stops, trailing stops, market orders|
|Automated trading strategies||No||No||No|
|Account management||Use My IG, our account management area, to register cards, make payments, withdraw funds, view history and manage settings||Register cards, make payments, withdraw funds, view history, manage settings||Register cards, make payments, withdraw funds, view history, manage settings|
|Add-ons||DMA, ProRealTime access, Forex Direct||DMA||DMA|
|Brief description||Get direct market access (DMA) with our level two trading platform, originally designed for our own traders.||ProRealTime is the leading advanced charting package on the web, offering powerful monitoring tools, flexible access and advanced analysis resources.||MetaTrader 4 is a popular third-party platform for forex CFD trading, with advanced analysis and automated trading tools.|
|Suitability||Advanced shares traders||Technical chart users||Forex specialists|
|Platform costs||Free (minimum £1000 balance required)||You can get access to ProRealTime charts at no extra cost if you transact at least four times in a given month. However, if you don't meet this requirement, or your trading activity is of extremely low value, then a £30 per month fee will apply on the last day of every calendar month.||Free|
|Exchange fees||Monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices||Monthly fee for shares data||None|
|Tradable markets||DMA forex and shares
OTC forex, shares, indices and commodities
|All markets (apart from DMA, digital 100s and sprints)||Forex, Indices, oil and major metals|
|Streaming Reuters news||Yes||No||No|
|Monitoring tools||Watchlists, price alerts, orders||ProScreener, Alerts, TopMovers, Lists, ProRealTrend and Automated trading||Automated trading|
|Charts||ProRealTime access||Advanced ProRealTime charts||Advanced MT4 charts|
|Trade from charts||Yes (through ProRealTime, OTC only)||Yes||Yes|
|Price–improvement technology||Yes (OTC only)||Yes||No|
|Direct market access (DMA)||Yes||No||No|
|Order types||Limits, market orders, tranche (iceberg) orders, fill or kill, execute and eliminate, date, day, good for auction, good till cancel, at the auction, at the open, at the close, at best
||Market orders, limits, stops, trailing stops, market if touched||Market orders, limits, stops, stop-loss, take profit|
|Automated trading strategies||No||Yes||Yes|
|Account management||Register cards, make payments, withdraw funds, view history, manage settings||Register cards, withdraw funds, view history, manage settings||Handled through the web-based platform|
|Currenex, Bloomberg, FIX API||
|18 bespoke apps plus Autochartist|
South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance and may not use credit or debit cards to fund their international account.
*Digital 100s not available on iOS
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.