MetaTrader 4

Open an IG account now for instant access to an enhanced MT4


  • 0.6pt spread on EUR/USD

    Trade EUR/USD from just 0.6pts, with an average spread of just 0.75pts.1

  • Low latency, reliable execution

    No third-party technology getting in the way of the ultra-fast execution of your trades.

  • Bespoke apps, for free

    Enhance your MT4 with a range of new indicators and tools, including Autochartist.

  • VPS available for your Expert Advisor

    Your EA can execute trades even when your PC is turned off.2

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Trade forex, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies

FX pair MT4 spread
Min. Av.1
EUR/USD 0.6 0.75
AUD/USD 0.6 0.75
USD/JPY 0.7 0.86
EUR/GBP 0.9 1.17
GBP/USD 0.9 1.34
GBP/JPY 2.5 3.04


Full details on over 50 FX pairs available with MT4

Commodity Typical MT4 spread
Gold 0.3
Silver 2
Oil- Brent Crude 2.8
Oil-US Crude 2.8


Full MT4 commodities details

Index Min. MT4 spread
SA40 8
FTSE 100 1.0
Wall Street 1.8
Germany 30 1.0
Australia 200 1.0
US Tech 100 1.0
US 500 0.4


Full details on 15 indices available with MT4

Cryptocurrencies Typical MT4 spread
Bitcoin USD 10
Ether USD 2


Free apps to improve your MT4 trading

A range of add-ons and indicators to help you get more from MT4

A provider you can trust

When you use MT4 with IG, you are trading with a provider that:

  • Has over 40 years’ experience in trading 
  • Is the global No.1 provider of CFDs3
  • Is fully regulated by the FCA

MT4 you can depend on

We don’t rely on any third party bridges as part of our MT4 service, meaning that there is nothing preventing your trades processing in ultra-fast time. 

It also means that our MT4 is highly reliable: with less than 0.05% downtime over the past 12 months.4

New to IG

To start trading with Metatrader 4, first you’ll need to create an IG account.

Then just log in, go to ‘my account’, and choose MT4 for CFDs.

Already an IG client?

Simply log in, go to ‘my account’, and choose CFD MT4 account.

You can also add MT4 from My IG.


What is MetaTrader 4?

MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is a popular trading platform developed by MetaQuotes in 2005.

While it is most commonly associated with forex trading, it can be used to trade other markets as well. IG clients can use MT4 to trade forex, indices and commodities via CFDs.

You can download MT4 directly from the MetaQuotes website. Alternatively, you can install it with IG, which comes with free access to 18 free bespoke add-ons and indicators, plus Autochartist.

Why should I use MetaTrader 4?

There are several reasons why MT4 has maintained its popularity for so long:

  • It can be used for automated trading, either by building your own algorithms or importing an Expert Advisor
  • It is highly customisable, with a range of apps that can improve its charting, interface and functionality – including 18 free with IG
  • You can use it to trade with a variety of providers, without having to use several different platforms
  • It’s a program on your PC, instead of a web-based platform
  • It’s the same platform, whichever provider you use it with

Does MetaTrader 4 work on Mac?

MetaTrader 4 is available for Windows only, and there are no plans to release a version of it for Mac. There is an iPhone app available, though, and Mac users can trade using IG’s web trading platform.

Can I try MetaTrader 4 with a demo account?

Yes, you can download MT4 for use with a free demo account. It comes with virtual funds you can use to test out MT4 – including all our free bespoke apps – without committing any capital.

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Is there an MT4 app for mobile?

Yes, there are apps available for MT4 on both iPhone and Android. You’ll find both searching for ‘MetaTrader’ in the app store on your device.

Once you’ve launched the app, log in by selecting ‘log in with existing account’, and find IG’s server by typing in ‘IG-Live’. You can then log in using your existing details. 

What is a VPS?

A virtual private server (VPS) is an online workspace that you can use to remotely access MT4, running concurrently with the version installed on your PC. It is housed in an external server, so it can run even when your PC is turned off, allowing Expert Advisors to operate around the clock.

You can also use your VPS to trade using MetaTrader 4 from any computer, just by logging in to your VPS. 

Our VPS is provided by Beeks, and is available completely free of charge to clients who maintain a balance of R100,000 or more. Otherwise, it costs R1000 per month.

Open an account now

It’s free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and you’ll get instant access to MetaTrader 4.

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1 Average spread (Monday 00:00 - Friday 22:00 GMT) for the four weeks ending 24 January 2017. For our minimum and standard spreads, please see our forex MT4 spreads.

2 Available at no extra cost to clients who maintain a balance of £5000 or above. Otherwise there is a £50 monthly fee.

3 For CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018).

4 99.98% core platform uptime: average per month, IG globally (12 months to July 2016).

Contact us

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010 344 0053

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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.