Forex trading, foreign exchange trading or currency trading is the buying and selling of currencies on the forex (FX) market with the aim of making a profit. Forex is the worlds most traded financial market, with transactions worth trillions of dollars taking place every day.

Open a forex trading account with the UKs No.1 retail provider1and use our range of powerful platforms to take advantage of movements in currency prices.

Give your forex trading an edge with ouraccessible, easy-to-use platform and apps

Getfriendly, expert support 24 hours a dayfrom 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday

Identify FX opportunities onclear, fast charts as standard, and deepen your analysis withProRealTime

Get peace of mind trading forex with anaward-winningCFD provider

Fundyour international accout with acredit or debit cardfor easy access to the forex market

Increased market transparency and order control

No stamp duty, but you do pay CGT. Losses can be offset as a tax deduction

No stamp duty, but you do pay CGT. Losses can be offset as a tax deduction

Forex trading, foreign exchange trading or currency trading is the buying and selling of currencies on the forex market with the aim of making a profit.

Forex is the worlds most-traded financial market, with transactions worth trillions of dollars taking place every day.

Well ask a few questions about your trading experience

We can usually verify your ID in just a few seconds

You can withdraw your funds easily, whenever you like

Your key payment for trading forex isthe spread, essentially our commission for executing your trade. We work to keep our spreads among the lowest in the business

Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.

Opening a forex trading account with IG isfree and simple, gives you access to over 80 FX pairs, and carries no obligation to fund or trade.

You can trade insmaller sizesfor your first two weeks, to help keep costs down while you get comfortable.

Find your next opportunity in our huge range of over 80 major, minor and exotic forex pairs.

Prices above are subject to ourwebsite terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only.

Discover a clear, smart way to trade forex thats intuitive and requires no downloads.

Build forex trading algorithms to execute automatically, even if your machine is off.

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Trade forex on the move, so you need never miss an opportunity.

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

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1By number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released July 2019).

2Negative balance protection applies to trading-related debt only, and is not available to professional traders.

3Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

4The advertised offering is only available to individual clients capable of obtaining professional status. This requires experience of trading relevant products on your own account above a certain size, experience of working within the financial sector for at least one year in a relevant position and/or a personal investment portfolio, exceeding the ZAR equivalent of €500,000.

5Average spread (Monday 00:00 – Friday 22:00 GMT) for the 12 weeks ending 31st March 2019. For our minimum spreads, please see our forexCFDdetails.

6Average spread (Monday 00:00 – Friday 22:00 GMT) for the 12 weeks ending 19th March 2019. There is also a commission charge for Forex Direct.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.75%of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit. All trading involves risk.

IG is a trading name of IG Markets Ltd and IG Markets South Africa Limited. International accounts are offered by IG Markets Limited in the UK (FCA Number 195355), a juristic representative of IG Markets South Africa Limited (FSP No 41393). South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance.

IG provides execution only services and enters into principal to principal transactions with its clients on IGs prices. Such trades are not on exchange. Whilst IG is a regulated FSP, CFDs issued by IG are not regulated by the FAIS Act as they are undertaken on a principal-to-principal basis.

The information on this site is not directed at residents of the United States or Belgium or any particular country outside South Africa and is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.

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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.