Shares DMA

Deal directly into the order books of major equity exchanges

Markets and exchanges

Trade shares with DMA and get execution into multiple liquidity venues, including broker and MTF dark pools, dedicated market makers, exchange and MTF-lit trading venues.

View pricing from global exchanges and MTFs as well as a hybrid view for a consolidated picture of the order book.

Who's it for?

We recommend DMA only for advanced traders. It’s suitable for those looking to trade market depth with algorithms and traders looking to participate in the pre-market and post-market auctions.

What are the costs?

  • Commission
    Our only charges are a small commission – the same as an OTC trade.

  • Exchange fees
    Depending on the exchange you wish to view or trade on, you may be liable to pay data fees.

  • Other fees
    Under the terms of our customer agreement, we will also pass on to you any transaction costs, such as stock borrowing fees, which we incur as a result of your transaction.

Our DMA technology

Trading platform and apps

  • Trade with DMA on our web-based platform, iPad and iPhone apps
  • Quick set-up

Trading platforms

L2 - our DMA platform

  • Free, downloadable software
  • Designed for our own traders
  • L2 Autotrade automates your trading

L2 Dealer

Terminals and APIs

  • Full support for traders using their own front-end technology
  • Bloomberg terminal and FIX API support

Terminals and APIs

DMA with IG

Our DMA service allows you to trade CFDs on underlying market prices and depth. DMA prices are not necessarily better than OTC, as our pricing technology is engineered to find the best available prices for both. However, direct access to the markets can give you greater visibility and flexibility as a trader.

There are many added complexities to the trading environment, which can be an increased risk. When you place your order we take a parallel position in the underlying market, so we can’t change or reverse your order once it’s been executed

Getting started

1. To trade DMA with IG you need to open an account. Most clients will need to have a minimum £1000 cash balance on their account.

2. Choose which platform you'd like to trade on: download our mobile trading app, or download our specialised L2 dealer.

3. If you choose to trade via our app, you will need to give us a call to request DMA access.

Open an account now

Free account set-up, no downloads. One application, two accounts.

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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

Latest shares news

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.