Plus500 vs IG Markets

In January 2020 we reviewed two leading online forex brokers –  Plus500 vs IG Markets. Using our trusted review criteria, we have broken down the major features of each broker and given you our recommendations to allow you to make your own informed decision when choosing a CFD and forex broker.

Both forex brokers are regulated by top-tier authorities such as ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission), CySEC (The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission) as well as the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority, UK), among others.

By Justin Grossbard / Updated: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Plus500 vs IG Markets

Broker Reviewed

Plus500IG
Our Rating
5.83
6.67
Review Of Plus500 Review of IG Markets
Range of risk management tools Useful risk management features

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
Plus500
IG
ASIC (Australia)
FCA (UK)
MAS (Singapore)
CFTC (U.S.A)
FSCA (South Africa)
FINMA (Switzerland)
CYSEC (Cypus)
IIROC (Canada)
FMA (New Zealand)

Brokerage

Feature
Plus500
IG
No Commission Account Spreads From (EUR/USD):
0.6
0.6
Commission Account Spreads From (EUR/USD):
Commission (per 100k traded side trip)
Minimum Deposit
$0
$0
Volume Commission Rebates
Has Islamic Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
3
4
No Deposit/Withdrawal Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
Plus500
IG
Forex Currency Pairs CFDs
60+
80+
Cryptocurrency CFDs
10+
5+
Index CFDs
67+
34+
Share CFDs
1816+
12000+
Commodities CFD
17+
38+
Stockbroking
Retail Maximum Leverage
30:1
200:1
Professional Maximum Leverage
300:1
200:1

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
Plus500
IG
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
Proprietary Platform
Automatic / Robot Trading
Social + Copy Trading
MetaTrader 4 onliy
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss Order
Guaranteed Negative Balance Protection
ESMA regulated territories only
Demo Account
Unique Feature 1
Trade cannabis index and share CFDs
Guaranteed stop loss orders
Unique Feature 2
Guaranteed stop loss trading option
Choice of Platforms

Overall

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