IG Index, the UK’s leading financial spread betting firm, is now offering its new iPhone dealing app for download. Available free of charge from the AppStore, the application will offer clients all the functionality of the traditional dealing platform, as well as such industry firsts for the iPhone as a real-time charting package and breaking news headlines from Thomson Reuters.
Tim Hughes, Managing Director of IG Index, commented:
‘The iPhone has been an unprecedented success with consumers and although we launched an award winning browser optimized for the handset last year, this move now gives us that important presence in the AppStore too. In addition to offering clients the ability to deal over the iPhone, everyone who downloads the application automatically gets access to a select range of real-time market prices including our FTSE 100 contract, whether they go on to open an account or not.’
IG Index has been offering an optimized browser for the iPhone since early 2009 and this proved to be highly popular with existing clients. Making a widely available, downloadable application available from the AppStore was the obvious next innovation. In addition to the next-generation features mentioned above, clients will also be able to:
- Spread bet on the full IG Index range of markets – over 7,000 shares, indices, currencies, commodities and bonds
- Open, close and edit positions
- Set, edit and delete working orders
- Add stops and limits, including guaranteed stops
- View watchlists
- See open positions at a glance
- View real-time account balances.
Widely recognised as an innovator in its field, IG Index has been offering dealing on mobile phones since 2004. In addition to the iPhone, IG Index also fully supports BlackBerry devices, PDAs and other smartphones, such as those running the Android operating system. The IG Index iPhone app is also compatible with Apple’s iPad.