IG is the UK’s leading financial spread betting company. IG provides financial spread betting on a huge range of markets such as indices, currencies, commodities, shares and many more.
IG has versions of its award-winning trading platform on a wide variety of mobile devices from iPad to iPhone and Android smartphones.
- Full individual client fund segregation
- 99.5% of trades executed in 0.1 seconds
- Over 70 FX pairs from 0.8 pips
- Over 7000 global shares
- Free premium live Reuters news
- Trade on advanced charts
- Free custom IG apps for all smart phones and the iPad
- No re-quotes
- No obligation to fund or trade. Free to set up
- Open an account online in 3 minutes
IG Index, the original IG Group company, was founded by Stuart Wheeler in 1974 and was the world’s first spread betting company. In 2000 IG Group was floated on the London Stock Exchange and is now a member of the FTSE 250.
IG is a trading name of IG Index Ltd and IG Markets Ltd; IG Index provides spread betting and IG Markets provides CFD trading. IG Index Ltd is authorised and regulated by the FSA (Financial Services Authority), FSA Register number 114059 and is a member of the London Stock Exchange. It is the largest single provider of spread betting and CFD accounts in the UK (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2012).
Country: United Kingdom
Leading edge Spread Betting platform
Widest selection of markets.
Facilities and features available leading edge and more than other brokers.
Good service & support.
IG Index is SCAM
Beware all you rookies!
wide range of markets , thousands of shares , indices , commodities , forex , LME metals (phone) and options .
Fast execution .
Stable platform plus mobile trading and phone dealing is available
.Excellent customer service
Recently lowered their spreads .
Innovative : always there is new products and upgrades .
Better fills : if price moved against you when you use market order you get filled at the new improved price , and if price went your way your market order get rejected and you dont get slippage ( although this could be a problem at some point ) .
IG is a FTSE250 comapny with a strong cash and great performance .
Good advanced charts and dealing on charts are available .
Guaranteed stops .
Flexible "bet per point" , ie : could bet 1.25 AUD per point or 1.1 pounds per point "depends on which market you trade " .
Low minimum size for betting on US stocks , 0.25 pounds /point .
IG add to market spread 1-4 cents per side for US stock , which could be good for expensive stocks like GOOG , could also be expensive for stocks like MSFT . And 0.1% per side for Ftse100 shares , 0.25% per side for Ftse250 shares which could be considered a little bit expensive .
Real automated trading is not available .
High leverage offered by IG and binaries could be a distraction for the new trader .
Charges 1.5% for credit card deposits and refunds .
If you open "limited account" they add guaranteed stop to every trade which will cost you more .
No demo accounts .
A great easy platform
Probably best CFD provider ...
You can negotiate commissions - even at small trade size levels (I did).
Largest universe of US stocks for CFD provider.
Decent customer service.
When you trade with IG(DMA) you are trading in the market, buying and selling for their account, but IG is writing you a CFD contract. They are not trading against you as a quote driven provide would be doing(CMC)
not so great
A good outfit.
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