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Company’s information

IGCMC MARKETS
ig markets dma ukcmc markets uk regulated
Founded in19741989
Regulatedyesyes
Publicly Tradedyesyes
Is a bankyesno
EU Clientsyesyes
NO ESMA Availableyesyes
US Clientsyesno
Canada Clientsnoyes
Website Languagesdan - en - nor - ru - de - it - swi - es - fr - po - swe - ne - ro - jp - aren - fr - es - aus - de - nor - swe - pol - it - chi
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Regulations and Licenses

IGCMC MARKETS
TIER 1
ASICyesyes
IIROCnoyes
SFCnono
FSAyesno
MASyesyes
FINMAyesno
FCAyesyes
CFTCyesno
MIFID-ESMAyesyes
TIER 2
CBRCnoyes
CYSECnono
ISAnono
FMAyesyes
CBRnono
FSByesno
SECnono
DFSAyesno
TIER 3
FSC (British)nono
FSC (Mauritius)nono
OFFSHOREnono
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Spread and Fees

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EUR/USD Average Spread (Variable)0.60.7
USD/JPY Average Spread (Variable)0.70.7
GBP/USD Average Spread (Variable)0.90.9
USD/CHF Average Spread (Variable)1.51.5
EUR/USD Spread (Fixed)nono
USD/JPY Spread (Fixed)nono
GBP/USD Spread (Fixed)nono
USD/CHF Spread (Fixed)nono
Active Trader Program?yesyes
Fees
Deposityesyes
Withdrawnoyes
Overnight - Swapyesyes
Inactivityyesyes
Conversionyesyes
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Deposit and Withdrawal

IGCMC MARKETS
Minimum Deposit£250$0
Minimum Withdrawyesno
Credit Cardyesyes
Bank Transferyesyes
PayPalyesyes
Netellernono
Skrillnono
Other Methods Availablenono
Deposit Waiting Timeinstant1-2 business days
Withdraw Waiting Time1 business day1-2 business days
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Account Types

IGCMC MARKETS
Demo Accountyesyes
Demo Expires? Yes or Nonono
Mini Accountyesyes
Micro Accountnono
Fixed Spread Accountnono
Variable Spread Accountyesyes
Zero Spread Accountnono
ECN Accountnono
Islamic Accountnono
Professional Traders Account - VIPyesyes
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Markets and Instruments

IGCMC MARKETS
Forex Spotyesyes
Forex CFDyesyes
Total Number Forex Pairs90339
Crypto (real)nono
Crypto CFDyesyes
Total Number of Crypto812
Commodities (real)nono
Commodities CFDyesyes
Total Number of Commodities34111
Stocks (real)nono
Stocks CFDyesyes
Total Number of Stocks120009451
Indices (real)nono
Indices CFDyesyes
Total Number of Indices3746
ETFyesno
Futuresyesyes
Optionsyesyes
Bondsyesyes
Interestes Ratesyesyes
IPOyesno
Blendsyesno
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Leverage – Execution – Platforms – Tools

IGCMC MARKETS
PLATFORMS
Proprietary Desktop Platformnono
Proprietary Web Platformyesyes
MT4 Dekstopyesyes
MT4 Webnono
MT5 Desktopnono
MT5 Webnono
cTrader desktopnono
cTrader webnono
MAC Platformsyesno
Mirror Tradernono
ZuluTradenono
Sirixnono
TRADING EXECUTIONS
Direct Market Access (DMA)yesno
Straigh Through Processing (STP)yesno
Electronic Communication Network (ECN)nono
Market Makernoyes
Non Dealing Desk (NDD)yesyes
LEVERAGE
EU clients30:130:1
NON-EU clients200:1500:1
US50:1no
Canadano100:1
Australia200:1500:1
TRADING TECHNIQUES
Scalpingyesyes
Hedgingyesyes
Spread Bettingyesyes
Expert Advisor (EA)yesno
Virtual Private Serveryesno
SPECIAL TRADING CONDITIONS
MAMnono
PAMMnono
Social Tradingyesyes
Copy Tradingyesyes
TRADING TOOLS
One-Click Tradingyesyes
Signal Tradingyesyes
Price Alertsyesyes
Number Chart Indicators2281
Number Chart Drawing Tools1724
Trade directly from Chartyesyes
Watchlistyesyes
RISK MANAGEMENT
Stop Lossesyesyes
Take Profitsyesyes
Limit Ordersyesyes
Trailing Stopyesyes
Margin Callyesyes
MOBILE TRADING
Androidyesyes
iOSyesyes
Windowsnono
Trading signals on Mobileyesno
Smart Watch App?no
Forexyesyes
CFDyesyes
Alertsyesyes
Chartings-Drawing Toolsyesyes
Watchlistyesyes
Mobile Available Languageen - fr - de - es - poen - de - fr - pol - es - swe - it - nor
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Customer Support – Education – Research

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CUSTOMER SUPPORT
email supportyesyes
Phone Supportyesyes
Live Chatyesyes
Support Language Availabledan - en - nor - ru - de - it - swi - es - fr - po - swe - ne - ro - jp - aren - fr - es - aus - de - nor - swe - pol - it - chi
EDUCATION
Education Centeryesyes
Webinarsyesyes
Platform Tutorial Videoyesyes
Video on Trading for Beginnersyesno
Video on Trading for Expertsyesyes
Tutorial Guideyesyes
Glossaryyesyes
RESEARCH
News via Twitteryesyes
News via FaceBookyesyes
Daily Market Commentaryyesyes
Daily email with Trading Ideasyesyes
Professional Reportsyesyes
Analysis from Trading Central (Recognia)noyes
Analysis from Delkos Researchnono
AutoChartistyesno
Social Trading Features - Social Feedsyesyes
Traders Sentimentyesyes
Economic Calendaryesyes
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Brand Power

IGCMC MARKETS
WEBSITE TRAFFIC
SimilarWeb - Website ranking8.98542.981
SimilarWeb - Total Visits9.340.000N/A
Facebook107.63428.984
Twitter25.00026.692‬
Instagramnono
AWARDS WONIGCMC MARKETS
Best CFD Broker 2014 - Shares AwardsBest Spread Betting Service 2018 - Shares Awards
Best Forex Trading Platform 2013 - UK Forex AwardsFinancial Service Provider of the Year 2018 - Shares Awards
Best Forex Trading Platform 2016 - UK Forex Awards
Best Charting 2016 - Investment Trends UK
+ more than 40 awards
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