MetaTrader 4

Experience automated execution and a fully customisable interface with MetaTrader 4, and find out why it’s one of the world’s most popular platforms. Take advantage of tight spreads and competitive rates on over 50 forex pairs, as well as analysing trends with advanced charts, automating your dealing and backtesting your strategies. 

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Why use MetaTrader 4?

Benefit from sophisticated trading functionality, fully integrated with our back-end technology.

Three different screenshots from MetaTrader 4, an advanced web-based trading platform | Forex MetaTrader4
  • Enjoy rapid dealing and enhanced execution – without third-party bridges
  • Enhance your trading with the Autochartist and Trading Central advanced add-ons
  • Get support from an around-the-clock helpdesk
  • Programme Expert Advisors (EAs) to run your trading strategies automatically
  • Rely on virtual private servers to execute your strategies even when your PC is switched off
  • Download for free on iPhone and Android

Example spreads

Forex pair Minimum MT4 spread Average MT4 spread*
AUD/USD 0.6 0.75
EUR/USD 0.6 0.75
USD/JPY 0.7 0.86
EUR/GBP 0.9 1.17
GBP/USD 0.9 1.34
GBP/JPY 2.5 2.96

For more information, see our MT4 product details.

Add-ons to optimise your trading

Get the edge in the forex markets with a range of additional features.

Trading Central

  • View Trading Central levels and strategies through MT4 charts
  • See independent technical FX analysis for specific timeframes 
  • Receive expert commentary on your chosen currencies delivered straight to your inbox
  • Set up price alerts using Trading Central levels
  • Link directly with MT4 at no extra cost

Trading Central, the technical analysis and price alert tool integrated in MT4 | Forex MetaTrader4



  • Identify emerging trends on MT4 with this powerful pattern recognition tool
  • Locate patterns of interest – including Fibonacci, Trend Change and Breakout Strength
  • Establish the quality and direction of trends with enhanced indicators
  • Use PowerStats to analyse instrument and price relationships
  • Get Autochartist as standard in your MT4 package

Autochartist, the pattern recognition tool integrated in MT4 | Forex MetaTrader4


Virtual private server

  • Ensure your trading strategies function even if your PC is turned off
  • Access MetaTrader 4 using any desktop or mobile device
  • Use VPS at no extra cost if you maintain a balance of £5000 or above. If not, there is a £50 monthly fee.

VPS specifications

  • Windows Server 2012 operating system
  • 1GB memory
  • 17GB storage
  • Supplied by VPS specialists Beeks FX

How to get MetaTrader 4

Setting up this advanced dealing platform is simple.

Getting started

You can install MT4 as soon as you’ve created an IG account.

1. Create an IG account
It only takes about three minutes to get up and running – just click the link below.

2. Log in
Sign in to My IG, our account management area, to manage your settings.

3. Activate MT4
Go to ‘Live accounts’ and select ‘Add another account’.

4. Download and install
Click ‘Add MetaTrader spread betting’ or ‘Add MetaTrader account’ (for CFDs), and follow the instructions.

System requirements

Operating system: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7

Processor: 1.5 GHZ or higher

RAM: 1 GB or higher

Screen resolution: Minimum of 1024 x 768

Internet connection: 1.5 Mbps or faster

*Average spread (Monday 00:00 - Friday 22:00 GMT) for the twelve weeks ending 26 June 2017. For our minimum and typical spreads, please see our MT4 product details.