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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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Exclusive Interview No - see other broker CEO interviews
Platforms IG Trading PlatformMT4, L2 Dealer & APIs
IG Updates Latest IG News, Views, Reviews & Guides
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

Plus 500 Key Features

Plus 500

Plus 500 are one of the largest CFD brokers in the world and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. 80.6% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Min Deposit 100 EUR
Account Types CFD service
Spread Types Dynamic
Funding Methods Debit cards, credit cards, bank transfer, Paypal, Skrill
Customer Support Email and livechat
Execution Type OTC
UK 100 Pricing Dynamic
Germany 30 Pricing Dynamic
Wall Street Pricing Dynamic
Bitcoin Pricing Dynamic
Ether Pricing Dynamic
EURGBP Pricing Dynamic
EURUSD Pricing Dynamic
GBPUSD Pricing Dynamic
Gold Pricing Dynamic
Oil Pricing Dynamic
Stock Pricing Dynamic
Regulation Plus500UK Ltd authorised & regulated by the FCA (#509909).
Year Established 2008
Active Clients 317,000
Markets available 12,000+
Retail Accounts Yes
Professional Accounts Yes
Listed PLC Yes (LSE) See Plus 500 share price
Country Founded Israel
Inactivity Fee $10 after 3 months
Overnight Funding Rates Variable
Educational Material No
Office Locations 5
Plus 500 Alternatives Plus 500 Versus IG
Plus 500 Versus ETX Capital
Plus 500 Versus Core Spreads
Plus 500 Versus Spreadex
Plus 500 Versus Saxo Capital Markets
Plus 500 Versus City Index
Plus 500 Versus Forex.com
Plus 500 Versus Pepperstone
Plus 500 Versus XTB
Plus 500 Versus eToro
Plus 500 Versus ayondo
Plus 500 Versus CMC Markets

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