Is IG an investing app?

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You can invest with the IG app, but I would say it is more of a trading app than an investing app. IG offer to invest in a GIA, ISA and SIPP account, which can be used on mobile. If you like to trade and invest, then IG is a good choice to use as an investing app so you can have both types of accounts in one place. But, if you only want to invest (and not do higher-risk trading) then a stand-alone investing app like Hargreaves Lansdown, AJ Bell or Interactive Investor would be more appropriate.

IG Investing App Review

Name: IG Investing App

Description: IG’s investing app is a good choice if you are a regular trader and are more interested in high-risk products like CFDs and spread betting but also want to invest in the long-term. IG’s app offers a very cheap way for you to include physical shares and funds in your portfolio without the need to run multiple accounts.
Capital at risk


  • Investments: Shares, ETFs, investment trusts & pre-made portfolios
  • Minimum deposit: £250
  • Account types: GIA, ISA, SIPP, derivatives
  • Account charge: £24 per quarter
  • Dealing fee: Shares £3 – £8

Fees: IG charges a flat custody fee of £24 a quarter (£96 a year) for general investing accounts. However, if you have more than £15,000 in a Smart Portfolio managed fund or place over three trades per quarter that fee is waived. Standard dealing fees are £8 for UK and £10 for US shares. Smart Portfolio fees are 0.5% – capped at £250 per year. Fund management charges are 0.13% and transaction costs are 0.09%.

Special Offer:

  • Free US stock investing – There is zero commission on US share trades and just £3 on UK share trades when you trade three or more times a month.

Investing App:IG Investing App



  • Low-cost investing account
  • UK & international shares
  • Pre-made portfolios


  • Also provides access to high risk investment products
  • Pricing
  • Market Access
  • Online Platform
  • Customer Service
  • Research & Analysis
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