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London-based IG Group was set up in 1974 as a spread betting provider, the first UK-based one at the time. Since then it has expanded to also offer trading in contracts for difference (CFDs), forex, stocks, bonds, binaries, and Bitcoin.

Today IG has more than 150,000 clients that are served from offices in 17 countries across the EU, the US, Asia, and Africa. The group operated under the IG brand worldwide, and as the Nadex derivatives exchange opened in the US in 2012, it merged the brands IG Index and IG Markets into a single one – IG.

IG Group’s lead regulator is the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), but its subsidiaries are also regulated by the relevant authorities in the countries where they operate. Besides, IG is listed on the LSE, and is a member of the FTSE 250.

Regulation: FCA (UK), ASIC (Australia), FMA (New Zealand), SCA (UAE), FSB (South Africa), MAS (Singapore), SFC (Japan)
Established: 1974
Trading model: Direct Market Access (DMA)
Trading platforms: In-house
Min. Deposit: $100
Min. Trade size: 0.01 (micro lots)
Max. Leverage: 1:200
Bonus: No
Website: ig.com

Cost of trading

Spread: averaged 0.8 pips on EUR/USD
Commission: No

Latest news about IG

IG teams up with Hong Kong’s m-Finance, provides liquidity, spreads

IG, one of Europe’s major forex and CFD brokers, has teamed up with m-Finance, a Hong Kong-based forex/bullion trading solutions provider in

BlackRock raises stake in IG Group to 9.2%

Asset management group BlackRock has increased its holding in IG Group (LON:IGG) to 9.19%, according to a filing with the London Stock

IG Group to enable CFD trading via ProRealTime in-house platform

Multi-asset brokerage IG Group (LON:IGG) said on Wednesday it is soon to launch trading in contracts for difference (CFDs) to its proprietary

IG Group launches CFDs on Snap Inc’s IPO on grey market

Forex brokerage IG Group (LON:IGG) is launching contracts for difference (CFDs) on the potential market cap of Snap Inc., the company behind

IG Group launching enhanced affiliate platform with new features

Forex brokerage IG Group (LON:IGG) is launching a brand new affiliate platform interface with new and improved features, the broker said in

IG Group reports record H1 FY2017, revamps product offering

Forex brokerage IG Group (LON:IGG) reported on Tuesday record-high financial metrics for the six months, ended 30 November, 2016, and announced it

IG Group urges traders to express opinions on UK regulatory proposals

Forex brokerage IG Group (LON:IGG) invites clients to share their opinion with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in regards to the

IG Group renames binary options products to Digital 100s

Forex brokerage IG Group (LON:IGG) has given a new name to its binary options instruments – Digital 100s, data from its website

IG’s Q2 FY 2017 strong, in line with expectations

IG Group (LON:IGG), UK’s leading forex brokerage, issued a trading update for Q2 FY 2017, indicating that it continues to perform in

FXCM agrees to sell DailyFX service to IG Group for $40 mln, to use money on Leucadia loan

US forex giant Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) said on Friday it has signed an agreement to sell to UK peer IG Group