IG Markets

Company Name: IG Group
Address and Contact Details: Level 7 417 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Australia Freecall: 1800 601 799
or: +61 (3) 9860 1799

Email: helpdesk@igmarkets.com.au

Sign Up Offer: None
Demo Account: Yes

Minimum Deposit: No
Regulator: Financial Services Authority (FSA), Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

CFD Trading with IG



  • AFR Smart Investor’s Blue Ribbon Awards
  • Winner, Best CFD Provider 2011
  • Recommended, Best CFD Provider 2010, 2009, 2008 & Best Forex Provider 2010, 2009, 2008
  • TheBull ‘Stockies’ Awards
  • Winner, Best CFD Provider 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 & Best Forex Provider 2008
  • Finalist, Best Forex Provider 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 & Best CFD Provider 2008
  • CANSTAR CANNEX – Outstanding Value
  • Winner, 5 Star Ratings (CFD Provider) 2009
  • Winner, 5 Star Ratings (Direct Market Access and Market Maker) 2009
  • Money Magazine Best of the Best awards
  • Winner, Best CFD Provider 2010

Other Awards

  • FX Traders’ Choice Awards: Top Placement, Falcon Award for High Broker Satisfaction in Oceania 2010
  • World Finance Exchanges & Brokers Awards: Winner, Best Trading Platform 2011.

Company Background

The IG Group company was founded in 1974 in Britain and it used to be known as IG Index at that time. In 2000, the company was floated on the Stock Exchange of London. The company started its operation in Australia in the year 2002 and became the first CFD provider in the country. In 2005, IG Group was included in the prestigious list of the FTSE® 250 of the London Stock Exchange.

In 2007, the company introduced its award-winning new-age web-based trading platform – PureDeal. In 2008, the PureDeal platform was extended to offer services to the iPhone users. Later that year, IG Group introduced the facilities of Trailing Stops and DealThru Charts to help the traders. In 2011, the company launched iPhone DMA app to help CFD trading using iPhones.

Brokering Features and Fees

– min stock commission – 0.10%, with a minimum charge of $8
– max stock commission – 0.3%
– margin asx cfd minimum from- 4 or more


The IG Group offers a unique web-based PureDeal platform that can be accessed through a web browser, iPhone or a Smartphone. The platform offers excellent and fast performance and includes a variety of analytical tools.

Features of the Platform

Fast execution: It takes not more than 0.1 seconds to execute a trade using this platform. The platform ensures one-click trading for fast execution.

Stable platform: The platform maintains an uptime of around 99.94% allowing the traders quick access the positions whenever they need it. Using the PureDMA platform, it allows direct access to the global platforms.

The right price: The platform uses the technology of Smart Order Routing that checks multiple exchanges to ensure the best prices to the traders.
Customizable interface: The trading platform offers fully customizing opportunities to the traders. A trader can change the screen view and can organize the Watchlists, Prices etc according to his preferences.
Trading Tools

Charts: The IG Markets offers charts to help the traders analyzing the market movements. The actual historical data helps the traders to understand the market trends. A trader can set alerts for a selected price level of chosen options.

Insight: The Company provides the Insight helping the traders to track long and short positions in a number of financial markets. Traders can read the analysis, trading tips and opinions from the experts.


The IG Markets offers unique and tailor-made CFD trading apps for the mobile traders. With the help of this mobile platform, traders can manage their positions in anytime and anywhere environment.

The mobile app of the IG Markets can work on a wide range of BlackBerry Phones and Nokia Smartphones.

A trader can use this mobile platform for the following purposes:
Open a new position or close any existing position
View new positions available with any market
Amend or delete existing positions
Stopping and adding limits to an open position

Markets Available

The IG Group covers an extensive range of CFD markets. They facilitate trading in global stock indices, Forex, commodities, options, as well as an exceptional range of shares. They have over 60 forex pairs and a large range of stock indices, including Australia 200 Index and FTSE 100 index. They bring share and CFDs from over 700 Australian stocks and also from some of the leading equities from the US, European and Asian markets.

They also offer a wide range of commodities such as metals, crude oils as well as soft commodities.

Deposits and Withdrawals

Ways of transfer funds into account: debit or credit card, Bank transfers.
Charges for Deposits and Withdrawals: Free for UK debit cards, 1.5% administration fee for credit card payments.

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