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75% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

IG Vs. MultiBank - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 26 2022

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75% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

IG is a global broker established in 1974 that holds 10 reputable financial licenses and provides CFD trading on stocks, commodities, ETFs, indices, cryptocurrencies, bonds, futures, options along with real stocks through their share dealing account.

MultiBank (MultiBank FX, MultiBank Group) is a global broker founded in 2005 that specialises in CFDs trading via MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms.

Best For
  • Professional traders looking to exploit their customisable platform and broad asset offering
  • High volume traders that can offset their commission costs by trading in larger volumes
  • Traders looking for an off-shore broker connected to a well regulated parent group that provides high leverage
  • Stock CFDs traders looking for wide share variety
  • FX Traders that don’t scalp and are looking for competitive ECN accounts
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

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Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

4

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • NFA (United States)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
  • FSC (British Virgin Islands)
  • FMA (Austria)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • TFG (Tianjin)
  • VFSC (Vanuatu)
The Good
  • Broad platform offering with high customisability and integrated news feeds
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 10,000 + CFDs or real stocks and ETFs
  • Great asset variety (over 13,000+)
  • Competitive commissions on Pro and ECN accounts ($3 per lot side)
  • High leverage offering (Up to 1:500)
The Bad
  • There are too many small costs such as custody, in-and-out-commissions in some cases, management fees, etc
  • Their standard contracts can be too large some times for low volume traders
  • Complicated legal regulatory framework due to being a group as it’s hard to understand which of their companies do what and on which entity does a customer trade or is being protected by regulation
  • Scalping not allowed (120 seconds time limit for FX and commodities and 300 second limit for other CFDs)
  • Expensive inactivity fee, $60 monthly after 90 days of inactivity.
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 Day
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

📍 Year Founded
1974 2005
💳 Minimum Deposit

0 for Bank Transfers, 300 € for Paypal and Debit / Credit cards.

From $50 to $5,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • PayTrust
  • Praxis
  • Pagsmile
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Plus Wallets
  • Payment Asia
  • GlobePay
  • POLi
  • Bitcoin
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - AUD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD. 17 - USD, EUR, AUD, AED, GBP, CHF, CAD, MYR, THB,VND, IDR, BRL, MXN, CLP, PEN, GTQ, NIO.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes (excluding CFDs) No
❌ Restricted Countries
SY, IR. US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies indices and bonds.

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks

10,000+ CFDs / Offering from 8 exchanges worldwide for real stocks

12,825
📘 Currency Pairs
210 41
📗 Commodities
37 21
📕 Indices
76 27
📔 ETFs
2,000 + both CFDs and real ETFs 1,000
💸 Cryptocurrencies
15 11
📒 Bonds
19 N/A
📓 Options
Availability only for select countries. N/A
📗 Futures

Several contracts in commodities and indices with various expiration dates.

N/A
📝 Notes:

IG provides both CFD trading and real equity. US traders cannot trade CFDs.

All of MultiBank’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size

0.01 Contracts (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, ADA’s contract has 100 ADA coins)

$1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size

1 Contract (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, 1 EUR / USD standard contract has 10,000 units)

$1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Varies per option (usually 1 contract) N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:500
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

After 24 months of inactivity, IG charges an $18 monthly fee.

Yes, after 90 days of inactivity, $60 every month.

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions

Yes, they charge depending on the client’s account base currency and exchange location of the shares being traded. For example, for some clients US shares can have a minimum charge of $10 in-and-out.

  • None on a Standard account.
  • Yes in Pro and ECN accounts of $3 per lot side.
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips Dynamic - From 0.1 Pips to 1.2 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips Dynamic - From 2 Pips to 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 2 Pips to 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.03 N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 0 Pips N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $140 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No

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