IG Group is a UK-based company providing trading in financial derivatives such as contracts for difference and financial spread betting and, as of 2014, stockbroking to retail traders.
I just came across their trading platform and discovered that they have "API-exposed" their trading system via IG Labs.
This is cool for experienced traders who want to apply their own trading algorithm before they make a trade (either open or close) for automated trading.
I am seeing this as a trend moving forward...
I searched the local trading securities in Singapore. I think most have just poured their champagne by delivering their Mobile trading platform.
None has exposed their trading platform as APIs yet. But surely the day will come... just a matter of time!