IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG), the expert in online trading, has commenced to roll out its stockbroking offering outside of the UK, with the first country to experience the new service being the Netherlands.
IG Group first introduced its stockbroking offering in the UK and Ireland six months ago and it has been warmly welcomed by new and existing clients. The company has voiced its intentions to launch the product across many of its global locations in the next years. The launch in its Dutch office is the first of three planned country launches in the coming 12 months.
The platform has in its core the best of IG’s 40 years of world-class trading experience and technology. It offers investors real-time transparent pricing, sourced from multiple pricing venues, and easy access to major international stock markets with market-leading commission rates.
The platform has been gradually developed and currently provides live pricing on more than 4,500 shares and is supported by analytical tools, charting, market news and videos. It is also available as a mobile app to ease accessibility.
In addition, there is a perk for those who wish to tap the world of shares trading via IG. Clients will be able to trade commission-free during their first month of online trading before July 1, 2015.
Claudio Serra, Director of IG Netherlands, commented: “In today’s fast moving financial markets, every second counts. With IG’s stockbroking platform, investors are able find relevant information, including real-time tradable prices, and place orders in just a few clicks from their desktops or their mobile and tablet devices. The addition of stockbroking to our platform, alongside our CFD offering, gives investors the chance to trade multiple financial products in one place on the same platform.”
Adding shares to the menu of trading instruments is a wise move by IG for at least two reasons – it offers instruments that are less volatile than FX; and, second, the company is bringing stock trading to retail traders, whose access to the stock market has been either limited or non-existent in the past.
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