IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG), the UK-based expert in online trading, today published an official statement on the upcoming launch of a dedicated Apple Watch application for its clients. LeapRate has already reported on the coming release, offering you a sneak peek into the main features of this solution.
Today the company officially announced the date of the app release – April 24, 2015. From that moment on, all owners of the latest Apple gadget will also be able to download for free the IG app and to get access to the exciting world of financial markets straight from their wrists.
The new IG app will enable trading with stocks, CFDs, as well as spread betting: a rather impressive range of services. Clients will be able to monitor their positions, but also to make informed decisions thanks to the Economic calendar, personalized watch-lists and notifications.
One more thing to note is that the IG Apple Watch app will be available in 12 languages, reiterating the international scope of the group’s business. That was proven once again just a couple of days ago, as IG announced the launch of stockbroking offering in the Netherlands.
Ivan Gowan, Head of Technology at IG commented: “Launching one of the first trading apps on the Apple Watch proves IG Group’s commitment to providing world class technology for our clients. Apple has a track record of transforming everything they have gone into, just as IG has transformed online trading, and we are excited to be part of this latest development, and to have created something we feel our clients will truly value”.
“The launch of this app follows IG’s revolutionary stockbroking platform launch and Sunday trading offering. These clearly demonstrate that improving the client experience through superior technology is at the heart of what IG does.”
“We believe that trading on a watch is another important step in simplifying the trading and user experience. The features and functionality have been developed to ensure clients can access markets and execute trades in a simplified and immediate manner. Not only will IG’s clients have the best of IG’s 40 years of trading experience at their fingertips, they will also have access to the best technology on hand to do so”, he added.
To view the official announcement by IG Group, click here.