Create account

Open a CFD account and get access to local and international markets

Apply now

Fill in the form

It's easy and takes less than three minutes to complete

Send FICA documents

We will validate your identity and assess your knowledge and experience in trading CFDs

Place your first trade

Fund your account and use our tools to spot an opportunity, then place your trade in seconds

Supporting Documents

To open your account quickly, we need the following FICA documents:

  • Copy of your ID (Passport for non-South African residents)
  • Proof of address (not older than 3 months)
  • Proof of bank (not older than 3 months)

Visit our FICA Documents page for full details, and please ensure that the copies are clear.

Please email the FICA documents to or fax them to 011 467 8501.

One application, two accounts

Before you apply, it is important to read our risk disclosure notice as well as both our customer agreements for your domestic and international accounts.

Our order execution policy, conflicts policy, privacy policy and complaints information are also available if you want to know more.

If you have any queries, please contact us on or call 010 344 0053.

Funding your accounts

Fund your account in the following ways:

  • Domestic account - EFT only
  • International account - To be funded in foreign currency only, bank transfer.

More information on funding your accounts

Corporate account

Find out more about our corporate CFD account or contact us by email or by phone 010 344 0051.

Trust and joint applications

Download a PDF form:

PDFs require Adobe Reader, which is available free from Adobe.

Why create an account?

We will automatically open two seperate accounts for you when you apply, giving you access to a huge range of local and international instruments.

With your domestic* account you can trade:

  • The South Africa 40 index
  • Over 140 share CFDs

With your international* account, you can trade:

  • Global indices
  • Major forex pairs
  • Commodities
  • Bonds, interest rates and much more

*Your domestic account is held with IG Markets South Africa Limited and your international account is held with IG Markets Limited in the UK.

  • One application, two accounts: domestic and international accounts

  • Web-based platform, no downloads required

  • Trade on the move with our free mobile and tablet apps

  • One platform, one login, two accounts

  • Full access to over 10,000 financial markets

Other ways to apply

Apply by post

If you'd prefer to apply by post, you can download and print an application form (below) and send it to:
IG South Africa
1 Sandton Drive
To open your account quickly, please include proof of your identity when sending us the form.
If you sign the 'Non-professional user declaration' on our Personal Application Form we can supply you with data from most stock exchanges on request without further paperwork.

Apply by mobile or tablet

If you have downloaded our app for iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows Phone, you can open an account from the app's sign-in page.

Download the app by searching for 'IG Trading' in your
device's app store.

Apply by email or in person

Download the Personal Application Form (PDF) and you can email it to us or drop it off at our office:



IG South Africa
1 Sandton Drive

Office doors open 8am - 5:30 pm (Mon-Fri)

Please remember to enclose your supporting documents when returning this form. Also ensure that you have read and understood our Risk Disclosure Statement, Customer Agreements, Privacy Policy and Complaints Information.


Requirements checklist

  • You must be over 18
  • You must successfully meet our appropriateness assessment (within the application form) to see if CFD trading is appropriate for you – this is a regulatory requirement
  • We can also open a SA CFD trading account for people from most countries, but it may be more convenient for you to deal with an office closer to home

Information checklist

  • It’s important to understand the basics of CFD trading
  • Do you understand the risks?

Full terms and agreements

What we ask you

  • We need your name and address to establish your identity – this protects against possible fraud
  • We ask about your financial trading experience to assess if CFD trading is appropriate for you – this is a regulatory requirement
  • New clients can access their domestic and international CFD trading accounts from one login

Peace of mind

  • We’ll never contact your employer as part of the application
  • Your data is kept securely in line with our privacy policy and the Data Protection Act
  • We’ll never ask for a deposit to open an account

South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance and may not use credit or debit cards to fund their international account.

Contact us

We're here 24 hours a day from 9am Sunday to 10pm Friday, and 10am to 6pm Saturday:

Helpdesk: +27 10 344 0053

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