Why trade on MetaTrader 4 with us?
Support around the clock
Get global access to MT4 platform specialists 24 hours a day.
More than just FX
Trade CFDs with the MetaTrader 4 to long or short on thousands of markets.
Free MT4 mobile app
Trade wherever, whenever and never miss an opportunity.
99%+ server uptime
Giving your algorithms the best conditions to operate in.2
Accountable, end-to-end service
Unlike others, we use our own institutional-grade technology for liquidity, pricing and execution
High quality, low costs
Maximise your returns with our consistently low spreads - just 0.86 points on average3
How do I open an MT4 account with IG?
I already have MT4
If you already have an MT4 account, but you'd like to trade with us as your MT4 broker, it's easy.
- Create a live IG account
- Log in to My IG, your account hub
- Add and fund a live MT4 account
- Log into your pre-exisiting MT4 platform with your IG details, and keep all your chart data and analysis
Or, get a step-by-step breakdown of how to download MT4 in our platform.
Why trade with MT4?
MT4 is the most popular trading platform in the world, with 14 years' experience putting millions of traders in touch with opportunity. Here's why it's stood the test of time.
Thousands of MT4 indicators
IG’s MetaTrader 4 package delivers instant access to 18 free add-ons and indicators, giving you an edge in your trading. You’ll also have the option to download thousands more from inside the MetaTrader 4 platform.
Customised and adjust MT4's powerful charts to suit your trading needs.
Trade in sizes as small as 0.01 lots, helping you manage the risks of high-volume trading.
Save time and energy thanks to an intuitive, software-based platform and charts.
Ways to trade on MetaTrader 4
With IG, you can use the MetaTrader 4 platform to trade Forex and CFDs.
MT4 markets and costs
Trade more 24-hour indices than any other provider.
|Index||Min. MT4 spread|
Discover opportunity on 27 commodity markets with no fixed expiries.6
|Commodity||Min. MT4 spread|
|Oil – Brent Crude||2.8|
|Oil – US Crude||2.8|
Take a view on crypto without owning any coins.
|Cryptocurrency||Min. MT4 spread|
1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released June 2020).
2 99.96% core platform uptime: average per month, IG globally (from 1st January 2020 to 16th June 2020).
3 Average spread (between 00:00-21:00 GMT Monday to Friday) for the 12 weeks ending 29th May 2020. For our minimum spreads, please see our forex spread bet and CFD details.
4 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
5 In the case of all DFBs, there is a fixed expiry at some point in the future.