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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.

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IG

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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Platforms IG Trading PlatformMT4, L2 Dealer & APIs
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Min Deposit £250
Account Types Spread betting, CFDs, ForexStocks, ISA & SIPP, Prime Brokerage
Spread Types Fixed or variable
Funding Methods Cards, PayPal, Bank transfer
Customer Support Phone, email, livechat
Execution Type STP, Hedged, DMA, Internally matched
FTSE 100 Pricing 1 point
Germany 30 Pricing 1 point
Wall Street Pricing 1.6 points
Bitcoin Pricing 30 points
Ether Pricing 5 points
EURGBP Pricing 0.9 points
EURUSD Pricing 0.6 points
GBPUSD Pricing 0.9 points
Gold Pricing 0.3 points
Oil Pricing 3 points
Stock Pricing 0.10%
FCA Regulated Yes - See status
Year Established 1974
Active Clients 195,000
Markets available 15,000+
Retail Accounts Yes
Professional Accounts Yes
Listed PLC Yes (LSE) See IG share price
Country Founded UK
Inactivity Fee £12 per month after 24 months
Overnight Funding Rates 2.5% +/- Libor
Educational Material Yes
Office Locations 14
IG Alternatives IG 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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Platforms Forex.com and MT4
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Min Deposit £100
Account Types CFDs, Forex
Spread Types Fixed and variable
Funding Methods Debit and credit card, Bank transfer
Customer Support Phone, email and livechat
Execution Type OTC
UK 100 Pricing 1 point
Germany 30 Pricing 1 point
Wall Street Pricing 2.8 point
Bitcoin Pricing 40
Ether Pricing 8
EURGBP Pricing 1.2 points
EURUSD Pricing 0.6 points
GBPUSD Pricing 1.4 points
Gold Pricing 0.3 points
Oil Pricing 4 points
Stock Pricing 0.1%
FCA Regulated Yes as Gain Capital See status
Year Established 1983
Active Clients 20,000
Markets available 12,000
Retail Accounts Yes
Professional Accounts Yes
Listed PLC Yes (Gain Capital) See share price
Country Founded USA
Inactivity Fee £12 after 12 months
Overnight Financing Rates 2.5% +/- Libor
Educational Material Yes
Office Locations 1
Forex.com Alternative Brokers Forex.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

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