Forex

Low spreads and fast execution with the UK’s No.1 retail FX provider1.

Spread bet product details

Full FX spread betting details, including currency pairs, spreads and dealing hours.

CFD product details

Full FX CFD details, including currency pairs, spreads and margins.

MT4 product details

Full FX MT4 contract details, including currency pairs, spreads and margins.

Forex Direct (DMA)

Get full market transparency when you trade FX CFDs with our in-house DMA service.

Why trade forex with IG?

Leading FX provider

We’re the UK’s No.1 retail forex provider1

Low spreads

Spreads from 0.6 points on EUR/USD and AUD/USD

Deal on bitcoin prices

Without having to buy and store actual bitcoins

Direct market access

Full market transparency with Forex Direct (DMA)

Unique range of charts

Essential and pro charts on desktop and apps

FX spreads

Spot FX IG spreads Forex Direct (DMA)
Min. spread Av. spread2 Av. spread3
EUR/USD 0.6 0.75 0.142
AUD/USD 0.6 0.75 0.329
USD/JPY 0.7 0.86 0.212
EUR/GBP 0.9 1.17 0.398
GBP/USD 0.9 1.34 0.639
EUR/JPY 1.5 1.96 0.480
USD/CHF 1.5 2.04 0.489

New to forex?

Forex (or sometimes just FX) is short for foreign exchange, and is the largest financial market in the world. Simply put, it’s how individuals and businesses convert one currency to another.

FX transactions worth trillions of dollars take place every day, and unlike stocks or commodities there’s no central exchange. Instead, currencies are traded by a global network of banks, dealers and brokers, which means you can trade any time, day or night, Monday to Friday.

FX prices are influenced by a range of different factors, including interest rates, inflation, government policy, employment figures and demand for imports and exports.

And because of the sheer volume of currency traders and the amount of money exchanged, price movements can happen very quickly, making currency trading not only the largest financial market in the world, but also one of the most volatile.

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