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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

XTB Key Features

XTB, founded in 2002 is one of Europe's leading brokers. XTB provide CFD and Forex trading on over 1,500 instruments and have (as a group) over 21,000 active clients.
Regulated by the FCA, have 12 offices globally including the UK.  XTB is headquartered in Poland and listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange WSE:XTB.

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XTB ReviewsXTB Client Reviews
XTB Expert Review
Exclusive InterviewOmar Arnaout, XTB CEO
XTB PlatformsxStation 5, MT4
XTB UpdatesLatest XTB News, Views, Reviews & Guides
Min Deposit$250
Account TypesCFDs, Forex
Spread TypesFixed and variable
Funding MethodsCards, bank transfer, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller
Customer SupportPhone, email and livechat
Execution TypeOTC
UK 100 Pricing1 point
Germany 30 Pricing0.9 points
Wall Street Pricing2 points
Bitcoin Pricing1%
Ether Pricing1%
EURGBP Pricing0.1 points
EURUSD Pricing0.2 points
GBPUSD Pricing0.1 points
Gold Pricing0.1 points
Oil Pricing3 points
Stock Pricing0.16%
FCA RegulatedYes - See status
Year Established2002
Active Clients21,000
Markets available15,000+
Retail AccountsYes
Professional AccountsYes
Listed PLCYes on WSE See share price
Country FoundedPoland
Inactivity FeeNo
Overnight Funding Rates2.5% +/- Libor.
Educational MaterialYes
Office Locations13
XTB Alternative BrokersXTB Versus IG
XTB Versus ETX Capital
XTB Versus Core Spreads
XTB Versus Plus 500
XTB Versus Spreadex
XTB Versus Saxo Capital Markets
XTB Versus City Index
XTB Versus Forex.com
XTB Versus Pepperstone
XTB Versus eToro
XTB Versus ayondo
XTB Versus CMC Markets