Alternatives to IG

Looking for an alternative to IG? We've found some similar platforms.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 66%-78.6% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Trading apps similar to IG

IG is a long-established investment platform that has ISAs, pensions, contracts for difference (CFDs), research and a learning facility. You can buy and sell US shares with no commission with IG, which is a big plus.

If you’d rather not trade with IG, or if the IG site has gone down, we’ve found some alternatives for some of its features.

Alternative to IG for its advanced trading platform: eToro

eToro offers a commission-free trading account. It has a demo account so you can practise trading, and offers professional charting tools and research as well as offline trading that lets you place some orders when the platform is down.

Its trading screen is complex so, like IG, it can seem overwhelming. You can invest in more than 1,000 stocks globally with eToro from some of the biggest stock exchanges in the world. eToro has them categorised by sector and exchange to give you ideas on what to trade.

eToro Free Stocks

Zero commission and zero stamp duty with eToro

Other fees apply. Your capital is at risk.

  • Unlimited trades, with no dealing charges or management fees
  • Pay no stamp duty on UK shares (saving 0.5%)
  • Create an account today in a few minutes

Capital at risk


Alternative to IG for its ISA: Freetrade

If you’re looking for another platform that lets you invest in an ISA, then Freetrade might be an option to consider. Freetrade is an investing app that lets you buy UK and US stocks and invest in funds and ETFs.

It’s got a pink interface that echoes digital banks like Monzo and Starling. Its biggest selling point is that it’s free (obviously). If you plan to trade frequently then it can save you quite a lot of money (£11.95 per trade compared with Hargreaves Lansdown, £7.99 per trade compared with interactive investor and £9.95 compared with AJ Bell).

Alternative to IG for global stocks and CFDs: Fineco

If you want to invest in global stocks and CFDs then Fineco could be a platform to consider. It has a detailed and advanced platform where you can trade more than 20,000 financial instruments across 26 global markets. You can also invest in funds and bonds.

Compare share trading providers

Table: sorted by promoted deals first
Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
eToro Free Stocks
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply. The minimum deposit with eToro is $50.
IG Share Dealing
UK: £8
US: £10
EU: 0.1% (min €10)
UK: £3
US: £0
EU: 0.1% (min €10)
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. The minimum deposit with HL is £1. Capital at risk.
Finder Award
Claim your free share worth between £3 and £200. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
UK: £1.75 + 0.014% (max £5)
US: €0
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. The minimum deposit with Degiro is £0. Capital at risk.
interactive investor Trading Account
£7.99 (with one free trade per month)
£9.99 per month
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. The minimum deposit with ii is £0. Capital at risk.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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