The popularity of trading on mobiles has risen massively over recent years. Here, we take a look at our platform use and what the future of mobile trading could be.
Today you can trade on almost any device you like, with trading apps available on iPhone, iPad and Android.
But it wasn’t always like this. Before the IG app was first introduced for iPhone in 2008, mobile trading apps were rare. Our platform, for instance, was only accessible via your phone’s internet browser, which could be slow and lose connection easily.
That may explain why just 5% of trades took place on a mobile back in 2007: a sharp contrast to the highs of 36% in 2017.1 But how has the rise of mobile trading changed the face of finance — and what the future could look like?