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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

IG Key Features

Founded in 1974 by Stuart Wheeler as IG Index, IG are a publicly listed broker headquartered on Cannon Street in London. As of November 2017 IG was valued at over £2.4bn with an active client base (as of May 2017) of over 195,000. IG has offices in Dusseldorf, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Shanghai, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo, Chicago, Johannesburg and Dubai.
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IG ReviewsIG Client Reviews
IG Expert Review
Exclusive InterviewNo - see other broker CEO interviews
PlatformsIG Trading PlatformMT4, L2 Dealer & APIs
IG UpdatesLatest IG News, Views, Reviews & Guides
Min Deposit£250
Account TypesSpread betting, CFDs, ForexStocks, ISA & SIPP, Prime Brokerage
Spread TypesFixed or variable
Funding MethodsCards, PayPal, Bank transfer
Customer SupportPhone, email, livechat
Execution TypeSTP, Hedged, DMA, Internally matched
FTSE 100 Pricing1 point
Germany 30 Pricing1 point
Wall Street Pricing1.6 points
Bitcoin Pricing30 points
Ether Pricing5 points
EURGBP Pricing0.9 points
EURUSD Pricing0.6 points
GBPUSD Pricing0.9 points
Gold Pricing0.3 points
Oil Pricing3 points
Stock Pricing0.10%
FCA RegulatedYes - See status
Year Established1974
Active Clients195,000
Markets available15,000+
Retail AccountsYes
Professional AccountsYes
Listed PLCYes (LSE) See IG share price
Country FoundedUK
Inactivity Fee£12 per month after 24 months
Overnight Funding Rates2.5% +/- Libor
Educational MaterialYes
Office Locations14
IG AlternativesIG Versus ETX Capital
IG Versus Core Spreads
IG Versus Plus 500
IG Versus Spreadex
IG Versus Saxo Capital Markets
IG Versus City Index
IG Versus Forex.com
IG Versus Pepperstone
IG Versus XTB
IG Versus eToro
IG Versus ayondo
IG Versus CMC Markets

Forex.com Key Features

Forex.com is the global Forex brokerage offered by Gain Capital (who also own City Index). Gain Capital is listed on the NYSE and as of May 2018 has a market cap of around $370m.

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Forex.com ReviewsForex.com Client Reviews
Forex.com Expert Review
Forex.com InterviewNo - see other broker CEO interviews
PlatformsForex.com and MT4
Forex.com UpdatesLatest Forex.com News, Views, Reviews & Guides
Min Deposit£100
Account TypesCFDs, Forex
Spread TypesFixed and variable
Funding MethodsDebit and credit card, Bank transfer
Customer SupportPhone, email and livechat
Execution TypeOTC
UK 100 Pricing1 point
Germany 30 Pricing1 point
Wall Street Pricing2.8 point
Bitcoin Pricing40
Ether Pricing8
EURGBP Pricing1.2 points
EURUSD Pricing0.6 points
GBPUSD Pricing1.4 points
Gold Pricing0.3 points
Oil Pricing4 points
Stock Pricing0.1%
FCA RegulatedYes as Gain Capital See status
Year Established1983
Active Clients20,000
Markets available12,000
Retail AccountsYes
Professional AccountsYes
Listed PLCYes (Gain Capital) See share price
Country FoundedUSA
Inactivity Fee£12 after 12 months
Overnight Financing Rates2.5% +/- Libor
Educational MaterialYes
Office Locations1
Forex.com Alternative BrokersForex.com Versus IG
Forex.com Versus ETX Capital
Forex.com Versus Core Spreads
Forex.com Versus Plus 500
Forex.com Versus Spreadex
Forex.com Versus Saxo Capital Markets
Forex.com Versus City Index
Forex.com Versus Pepperstone
Forex.com Versus XTB
Forex.com Versus eToro
Forex.com Versus ayondo
Forex.com Versus CMC Markets