About IG

We give retail investors leveraged access to over 15,000 financial markets through our award-winning dealing platform and mobile apps

  • World-leading provider of financial spread betting*
  • Low-cost share dealing on international shares
  • The UK's largest retail forex provider*

A global presence

We have offices in 15 countries across five continents

  • 152,600 clients worldwide (May 2016)
  • Over 22 million orders accepted (Apr-Jun 2016)
  • FTSE 250 company with market capitalisation of £2.9 billion (May 2016)
  • Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Net global trading revenue of £456.3 million (May 2016)
  • Over 1400 staff around the world (May 2016)

Why choose IG?

Established

We began in 1974 as IG Index, providing an innovative way for retail investors to speculate on gold. 

Since then we have continued to change the face of trading.

Innovative

Dedicated to making financial markets more accessible, our breakthroughs include the first online trading service in 1998, and the first to allow dealing on an iPhone in 2008.

Secure

As a large multinational organisation we have strength in global resources and stability, with a well-capitalised, debt-free balance sheet and consistently strong financial growth.1

FCA regulated

IG is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), register number 195355 for IG Markets Limited and register number 114059 for IG Index Limited.

Market Leader

With over 40 years’ experience we are the No.1 global provider of financial spread betting and CFDs*, and hold a market-leading position in many countries, including the UK, Australia, Singapore and France.

Fund segregation

We place the full balance of individuals' funds into segregated bank accounts, ensuring your funds are returned in the event our financial circumstances change.

Our clients

The vast majority of our clients are not City traders, they are often professional men and women who are interested in the financial markets. 

We pride ourselves on our high standard of customer service – providing 24-hour telephone support2 (speaking to real people), as well as a comprehensive range of education, training tools, trading tips and market commentaries online.

Our technology combines superior features with high-speed execution, designed to meet the needs of the most demanding trader and provide an outstanding experience on all devices.

*Based on number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2016); for CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2016)

1Profit before taxation was up 7.6% in the year ending May 2016

2Our helpdesk is open 24 hours a day Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.