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IG maintains its position as the UK’s No.1 provider in the UK Leverage Trading Industry


IG Group, a global leader in online trading, has maintained its leading market share in the UK across all three product ranges of financial spread betting (FSB), foreign exchange (FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs), in the Investment Trends 2016 UK Leverage Trading Report.

Furthermore the survey of over 12,000 traders ranked IG first among spread betters for quality of trade execution, ease of platform navigation, platform reliability and range of tradable products and markets.

A full text of the Investment Trends release is available in pdf format, key highlights include:

  • There was a growth of trader numbers driven by volatility around the EU Referendum
  • IG remains the undisputed industry leader
  • The UK leverage trading industry is highly competitive with continuous innovation a minimum requirement to keep up with active trader demands

Peter Hetherington, Chief Executive of IG, commented:

'I am very pleased that IG remains the clear market leader in retail financial spread betting, CFDs and FX.  This is testament to our ongoing significant investment in our trading platform and our commitment to excellent client service.  The results of this research are supported by our ongoing revenue growth in the UK; this increased in FY16 by 9.0% to £231.1m. I was especially pleased to see our various first places in customer satisfaction categories. Our desire to delight our clients with our technology and our service has never been stronger. We have various developments over the next 12 months which we believe will continue to separate IG from the competition, including the rollout of our new web trading platform; IG Trading.'

A full text of the Investment Trends release is available below in pdf format: