LONDON, October 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Demand for trading on the move showing no signs of abating
IG Markets, the UK's leading provider of Contracts for Difference (CFDs), has announced that its trading platform for iPad is now available for download from the App Store. The market for tablet computers is currently seeing explosive growth both in the UK and overseas, with the iPad widely acknowledged as being by far the most popular choice among consumers. Arman Tahmassebi, Managing Director of IG Markets, commented:
'The launch of our iPad app means we're now offering our clients an unparalleled choice when it comes to trading on a mobile device. We're already offering dedicated applications for BlackBerry, iPhone and Android smartphones, while software is also available to download for a range of more traditional handsets. Rounding all this off, our Windows Phone 7 platform is well under development too.'
Trading with IG Markets on the iPad will offer users the ability to customise the layout of the application, showing a combination of watch lists, order tickets and charts simultaneously. Furthermore, non-clients will be able to download the app free of charge and receive access to a range of live quotes including the IG Markets FTSE 100 price.
Arman Tahmassebi, added:
'There can be no denying how popular the IG Markets iPhone app has been to date. By the end of September we'd seen 45,000 unique downloads and it now accounts for around 15% of all the transactions carried out by our clients. Judging by the initial response from users, we're confident that the bigger screen and customisable layout will make our trading platform on the iPad just as compelling a proposition.'
It is estimated that 3.62 million people currently own tablet computers in the UK, with Apple having a 73% share. Forecasts state that a further two million devices will be sold in the country during 2012.
About IG Markets
IG Markets-is an international market-maker in financial derivatives, offering clients the ability to trade on over 7000 individual shares listed on markets worldwide, along with stock indices, forex, commodities and treasuries. IG Markets is part of IG Group (IGG.L), which employs in excess of 900 people and has offices in 15 countries worldwide. For further information please visit http://www.igmarkets.co.uk or call +44(0)20-7896-0011.
Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the US and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Tony Cross, IG Group: +44(0)207-573-0245
1. Largest single provider of CFD accounts in the UK, Investment Trends UK Financial Spread Betting & CFD Trading Report (November 2010).
2. Figures quoted from new research by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech (September 2011).
SOURCE IG Markets