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Full details on our suite of platforms, designed for all levels and situations.

  • Web-based

  • Mobile

  • Tablet

  • Downloadable DMA platform

  • ProRealTime charts

  • MetaTrader 4

Core platforms

Our platform is web-based and is accessible via your browser, without any downloads required.

 

Core platforms

  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.
 
Accessibility Browser-based Download Download
Suitability All users All users All users
Platform costs Free Free Free
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
 
Available products CFDs CFDs CFDs
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
Charts

IG charts, ProRealTime access, Autochartist

IG mobile charts IG mobile charts
Trade from charts Yes No No
Priceimprovement technology Yes Yes Yes
Direct market access (DMA)

Yes

(share dealing only)

Yes 

(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

 

Specialist platforms

 

Specialist platforms

 
  L2 Dealer ProRealTime MetaTrader4
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.
Accessibility Download Download Download
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
Available products CFDs CFDs CFDs
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
Priceimprovement 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

Add-ons

Currenex, Bloomberg, FIX API

Import indicators

18 bespoke apps plus Autochartist

 

Open an account now

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

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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

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

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.