Why IG?

By opening an account with IG, you’re putting your trust in an
organisation that’s been bringing trading to life since 1974.

Start trading today or discover our services

  • 40 years of industry know-how

  • Access to over 15,000 markets

  • Expert analysis and insights

  • Award-winning trading tools, backed by powerful technology

  • Low margins and competitive charging

  • Client skills training and ongoing support

Established and secure

We established the world's first financial spread betting company in 1974, and have been a market leader ever since.

IG is part of IG Group Holdings Plc, a member of the FTSE 250 with a market cap of £3.1 billion.3 We are a globally successful business with offices in 14 countries and over 195,200 active clients worldwide, and a net annual trading revenue of £569 million.1

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in South Africa and by Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. FSP No 41393 (IG Markets South Africa Limited), register number 195355 (IG Markets Limited) and 114059 (IG Index Limited).



Award-winning service

24-hour support

Our helpdesk is available around the clock Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm at the weekend.

Skills development

We have a range of training options, including seminars to suit all levels of experience.

Market insight

We provide up-to-the minute news, data and analysis – everything you need to plan your next trade.

Risk management

Let us help you limit your potential losses with our range of risk management tools and services.

Number one provider

IG is the leading provider of CFDs in the world.4





Market-leading technology

As pioneers of financial derivatives trading online, we are committed to providing technology that helps you identify and respond to opportunities more quickly and securely than ever before.

Over 40 years we have won multiple awards in recognition of the security, reliability and speed of our trading technology. Recent accolades in the UK include: UK Forex Award 2013 Best Forex Trading Platform, Shares Awards 2012 Best Online Trading Platform and MoneyWeek Readers' Choice Awards Best Spread Betting Provider of 2014.


You can rely on the speed and power of our trading platforms and apps, even during periods of intense activity.





We have been changing the face of trading since 1974 and over the last two years have invested £17 million in IT resources. We now have over 300 in-house developers continuously working to deliver such advances and enhancements as:

  • Client activity and sentiment indicators
  • Mobile price alerts
  • Price improvement technology
  • Trading signals
  • Improved auto-filling of stop and limit orders
  • Interactive mobile charts
  • Web API for clients to be able to automate their trading
  • Technical analysis alerts
  • Market screener
  • iOS 7 iPhone and iPad apps
  • Android tablet to accompany our Android phone app

Continuous opportunity

Our 15,000 markets provide opportunities to deal 24 hours a day.

Popular indices, including FTSE 100 and Wall Street, are available even when the underlying index is closed. You can trade on over 6000 shares from the world’s leading stock exchanges. And major, minor and exotic forex pairs are ready to trade at all times.



1 IG globally, year ending May 2018

2 IG Group Holdings plc, as at May 2018

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


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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 helpdesk.za@ig.com

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% 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.