Web-based platform

Designed around you and your trading


  • Browser-based, no need to download software

  • Full market depth with DMA access for FX and equity CFDs

  • Create and edit watchlists

  • Launch ProRealTime charts and IG charts straight from your chosen market

  • View streaming Reuters news

Customisable layout

Every trader is different. Our flexible design allows you to move windows around to suit your needs, tab windows on and off, save layouts and edit columns.

Advanced traders can also choose to add DMA prices (CFD only), advanced charts, trailing stops, buffer limits and multiple deal tickets.

Ease of use

Clear design with easy-to-use deal ticket

One-click dealing

Switch between pairs view, small or large lists

Trade straight from charts

Monitoring tools

Our range of features mean you don’t have to watch your screen all day.

Stops and limits

Set stops and limits to automatically close your positions. Find out more about managing risk

'Tear-off' prices

‘Tear off’ prices, tickets and charts to view even when you close down the main platform.

Trading alerts

  • Set price alerts to notify you by email or SMS once your price is hit
  • Build trading alerts using our fully-integrated free charts

See our full range of alerts

Easy navigation


Explore what we offer and search the markets.

Our simple-to-use market finder allows you to search quickly for the asset you’re interested in, or browse through our full range.


Manually set up lists and groups of markets or view pre-loaded watchlists for easy access.

Choose from popular markets, banks, mining, retail, five-minute digital 100s or recently traded items, as well as creating your own lists.

Charting packages

IG Charts

IG Charts is our free, fast and essential charting package that provides a wide range of technical indicators, direct dealing from your charts and more.

Find out more


ProRealTime is the latest advanced charting package for technical traders, containing a full suite of dedicated features. Monthly cost refunded to active clients1

Find out more

Tools and analysis

Reuters news

Live streaming news, fully integrated into the platform. Get newsflashes and stories on international shares with no delay. Clients only.


Automatically monitors the markets on your behalf, alerting you to chart patterns that could be a trading opportunity. Clients only.

Trading Central

Trading Central is an advanced, independent technical analysis centre, providing daily emails, charts and updates. Clients only.

Technical specifications

Our recommended browser is Google Chrome. This offers the best performance and stability with our platform and charts. You can download Google Chrome for free. 

Our browser-based platform supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11 (although we recommend you upgrade to version 11) and Safari (Mac only).

Charts require Adobe Flash Player and Java

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.

IG innovation

Innovation comes standard

Since 1974 we’ve been enhancing and developing our technology; we launched the UK’s first online financial spread betting2 platform in 1998 and were the first to offer spread betting on an iPhone in 2008.

Recent innovations include:

  • Adding a new stockbroking3 and stocks and shares ISA service, allowing clients to use our advanced platform to manage their portfolio of stocks
  • Price sourcing from Europe's leading multi-lateral trading facilities
  • Advanced iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, iPad, BlackBerry and Windows 8 apps
  • Our unique client sentiment indicators

Help and support

Our platform is clear and easy to use, but elements are advanced and detailed. You can learn more about the platform and get answers to your questions in several ways: 

R300 monthly fee applies to ProRealTime access unless at least four trades are transacted in a given month. We reserve the right to charge you for the service if your qualifying trades are of an extremely low value.

2 Spread betting is not available in South Africa

3 Stockbroking is not available in South Africa

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  • DMA trading

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  • Charts

    We've got the right charts for every trader, in every situation.

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