By opening an account with IG, you’re putting your trust in an
organisation that’s been bringing trading to life since 1974.
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- About us
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
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 £2.1 billion.3 We are a globally successful business with offices in 14 countries and over 185,800 active clients worldwide, and a net annual trading revenue of £491.1 million.1
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Board (FSB) 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).
Our helpdesk is available around the clock Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm at the weekend.
We have a range of training options, including seminars to suit all levels of experience.
We provide up-to-the minute news, data and analysis – everything you need to plan your next trade.
Let us help you limit your potential losses with our range of risk management tools and services.
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:
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 2017
2 IG Group Holdings plc, as at May 2017
3 For CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018)
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.