IG was founded in London, England in 1974 and has opened 17 sales offices on five continents. IG currently holds a full license from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (license number: 220440), a full license from the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom (license number: 195355), and a retail foreign exchange license from the Japan Financial Services Agency (license number: 9010401051715), New Zealand Financial Markets Authority full license (license number: 18923), and the retail foreign exchange license of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
IG provides global investors with a wide range of financial trading products, more than 17,000 markets, including foreign exchange, indices, stock CFDs, digital cryptocurrencies, options trading, etc. for investors to choose flexibly.
Spread & Commission Fees
The minimum spread for EURUSD is 0.6 pips, the minimum spread for AUDUSD is 0.6 pips, the minimum spread for GBPUSD is 0.9 pips, the minimum spread for EURGBP is 0.9 pips, the minimum spread for spot gold is 0.3 pips, and the minimum spread for spot silver is 0.3 pips. Spreads are 2 pips, with the lowest spreads for Emerging Markets indices at 0.5 pips, Brent Crude at 2.8 pips and U.S. Light Crude at 2.8 pips. Stock CFD commission: US stock minimum one-side commission is 2 cents per share (minimum $15), Hong Kong stock minimum one-side commission is 0.18% (minimum HKD15), UK stock minimum one-side commission is 0.10% (minimum £10) , the minimum one-way commission for Australian stocks is 0.08% (minimum A$7).
IG provides traders with an award-winning trading platform that makes trading faster and smarter, mainly online trading platforms, trading apps, tablet applications, MT4 trading platforms, and ProRealTime advanced charts. The web platform can open, close and adjust positions more quickly in just a few seconds, split the chart to view the same market in multiple time ranges at the same time, and upgrade the smart mode to automatically save the transaction size and stop-loss price. The trading app is designed for all major mobile phones and tablets, uses secure 256-bit SSL encryption, and is regularly updated to provide traders with the best trading experience. ProRealTime advanced charts cover more than 100 indicators such as price, volatility, etc., and trade directly through the chart, including setting buy and sell orders.
The deposit methods supported by IG Forex include VISA, MASTERCARD credit card (1% fee for Visa deposit, 0.5% fee for Mastercard deposit), VISA, MASTERCARD debit card (free deposit), Hong Kong dollar FPS, transfer to the company's HSBC bank account in Hong Kong.