IG Limited Brokerage Company
IG is an online trading provider, with specialization in CFDs. It is the world’s number 1 CFD provider and has been offering its services to more than 195,000 clients in 13 countries. The company has been recognized several times for its award-winning services, including awards for the best trading platform, the best spread betting provider, the overall personal wealth provider, and many more.
The array of trading platforms offered by IG consist of web-based, downloadable DMA platform, and mobile and tablet platforms. All the platforms are free of charge and are perfect for trading CFDs. The web-based platform is browser-based and does not require a download. It can be used for all order types and markets and includes features like monitoring tools, IG charts, ProRealTime access, and Autochartist.
The mobile application of IG is compatible with most smartphones and can be downloaded for free. It can also be used for all types of orders and includes advanced features like price alerts, watch lists, and account management features. IG also offers a trading platform optimized for iPad.
Traders using IG for CFD trading can start with lower minimums. For the first month, minimum trade sizes can be 25% of normal. Clients pay a spread on every non-share CFD and commission on every share CFD. The margin per contract is 2% for retail clients and 0.5% for professional clients for trading indices and forex, 4.5% for professional clients and 10% for retail clients for trading cryptocurrencies, and about 1.5% for professional clients and 2% for retail clients for trading commodities.
For stocks, IG charges 0.1% per side commission for UK shares, 2 cents per share for US shares, and 0.10% per side for Euro shares.