Can you buy ETFs with IG & how much do they cost?

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Yes, you can invest and trade ETFs with IG. You have the option of either investing in the long term by buying ETFs in their general investment account, SIPP or ISA. Or you can speculate on them going up or down by going long or short via CFDs or financial spread bets. IG is not the cheapest place for investing in ETFs, (that is probably Interactive Brokers) but they do have very good customer service and a really easy to use ETF platform.

IG ETF Investing Review

Name: IG ETF Investing

Description: IG offer over 2000 UK-eligible ETFs from just 0.04%. You can buy and sell individual ETFs or let their investment experts do it for you with the Smart Portfolios.
Capital at risk.


A good choice for frequent ETF investors who want access to the US markets.

  • ETFs available: 2,000
  • ETF account charge: £24 per quarter
  • ETF dealing charge: £8
  • Account types: GIA, ISA, SIPP, CFDs, ETF spread betting

Fees: With IG there is zero commission on US share ETFs and just £3 on UK ETFs when you trade three or more times a month. Standard ETF dealing fees are £8 for UK and £10 for US ETFs.


  • Physical or ETF derivatives
  • Wide market access
  • Low US ETF investing fees


  • No SIPP account
  • More of a trading platform
  • Pricing
  • Market Access
  • Online Platform
  • Customer Service
  • Research & Analysis
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