MetaTrader 4

Fast and reliable dealing with MT4 – one of the world’s most popular platforms

Analyse trends with advanced charts

Set up automated dealing

Create algorithms and backtest strategies

Why use MetaTrader 4?

Enhance your spread betting experience with MT4


  • Superior execution – ultra-fast dealing, no third-party bridges
  • Advanced dealing with Autochartist and Trading Central add-ons
  • Tight spreads and competitive rates on over 70 markets
  • Unrivalled service – simple to set up and around-the-clock customer support
  • Virtual private servers – EAs execute even when your PC is off
  • Download for free on iPhone and Android


MT4 forex markets | MT4 indices markets | Gold and silver MT4

Forex Minimum MT4 spread Average MT4 spread1
AUD/USD 0.6 0.76
EUR/USD 0.6 0.70
USD/JPY 0.7 0.83
EUR/GBP 0.9 1.14
GBP/USD 0.9 1.28
GBP/JPY 2.5 2.96
Indices Minimum MT4 spread
FTSE 100 1
Wall Street 2.8
Germany 30 1
Australia 200 1
US Tech 1
US 500 0.4
Commodity MT4 spread
Gold 0.4
Silver 3
Oil - US Crude 3
Oil - Brent Crude 3

Getting started

It’s simple to set up this advanced dealing platform

How to get MetaTrader 4

Once you have created an IG account you can install MT4 straight away.

1. Create an IG account
You can usually get set up within three minutes

2. Log in
Log in to our web-based platform to manage your settings

3. Add MT4
To activate MT4, go to ‘My Account’ and choose to open a spread betting MT4 account

4. Download and install
Follow our simple instructions to download and install the desktop platform

Using the MT4 app

You need to be an IG client and have activated MT4 on your account to use the app.

Download the MT4 app 
Go to the relevant app store on your device and download the MetaTrader 4 app.

Select server
Launch the app, then select 'Log in with existing account'. On the next screen, type 'IG-Live' in the search bar and select our server.

Log in
Use the details we sent you when you activated MT4 on your account to log in to the app.

System requirements

Operating system:
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7


1.5 GHZ or higher

1 GB or higher

Screen resolution:
Minimum of 1024 x 768

Internet connection:
1.5 Mbps or faster

Add-ons to optimise your dealing

Take your spread betting to the next level with a range of additional features

Trading Central

  • Attach Trading Central levels and strategies to MT4 charts
  • Display independent technical analysis for selected timeframes 
  • Get expert commentary on your chosen markets
  • Set price alerts using Trading Central levels
  • Plug directly into MT4 at no extra cost


  • Powerful pattern recognition tool that spots emerging trends on MT4
  • Patterns include Fibonacci, Trend Change and Breakout Strength
  • Enhanced indicators that identify the quality and direction of market trends 
  • Analyse instrument and price relationships with PowerStats
  • Included in your MT4 package

Virtual private server (VPS)

  • EAs run even if your PC is turned off
  • Access MetaTrader 4 from any desktop or mobile device
  • Available at no extra cost to clients who maintain a balance of £5000 or above. Otherwise there is a £50 monthly fee.

VPS specifications

  • Windows Server 2012 operating system
  • 1GB memory
  • 17GB storage
  • Supplied by VPS specialists Beeks FX

1Average spread (Monday 00:00 - Friday 22:00 GMT) for the twelve weeks ending 7 October 2016. For our minimum spreads, please see our FX MT4 spreads, indices MT4 spreads and metals MT4 spreads.