Create account

To set up your personal CFD account is as simple
as 1, 2, 3

Fill in the form

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

Send documents

We will validate your ID, residential address and bank and assess your knowledge and/or prior experience in trading CFDs 

Place your first trade

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

 

 

Corporate account

Interested in opening a corporate CFD account with us? Download the application form and email it to helpdesk.za@ig.com along with your supporting documents.

Why create an account?

One application, two accounts: domestic and international account

One platform, one login, two ways to trade

Web-based platform, no downloads required

Full access to over 10,000 financial markets

Trade on the move with our free mobile and tablet apps

Fund your account by bank transfer 

Trust and joint applications

Download a PDF form:

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

Other ways to apply

The quickest and safest way to apply is online, click Apply Securely now above. Alternatively, select one of the following:

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

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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 helpdesk.za@ig.com or call 010 344 0053.

Complete the online application form

Send us your documents

Fund your trading accounts once they're open

One login, three ways of trading

Spread betting account

No capital gains tax or stamp duty*

CFD trading account

Get direct market access (DMA)

Stockbroking account

Access thousands of international shares

 

 

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

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.

Supporting Documents

To open your account quickly, we need three supporting documents.
 
  • Copy of your ID, (or passport for non-South African residents)
  • Proof of address (not older than 3 months)
  • Proof of bank (not older than 3 months)
You can visit our Supporting Documents page for full details.
 
Our dedicated team is on hand to help with any questions: helpdesk.za@ig.com or call 010 344 0051

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
Sandton
2196
 
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.
 

Access Over 10,000 Markets

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 and over 140 share CFDs
With your international* account, you can trade:
 
*Your domestic account is held with IG Markets South Africa Limited and your international account is held with IG Markets Limited in the UK. 

How To Fund Your Trading Accounts

You will need to fund your trading accounts separately; and to help you through this process, we have created a guide on our website.
 
Please note: 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.

Why create an account?

One platform, one login, three ways to trade

Full access to over 10,000 financial markets

Web-based platform, no downloads required

Instant, online identity verification for most UK residents

Trade on the move with our free mobile and tablet apps

Fund your account by bank transfer or debit/credit card

eligibility

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

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

Full terms and agreements

Supporting documents

  • Copy of your ID, (or passport for non-South African residents)
  • Proof of address (not older than three months) 
  • Proof of bank (not older than three months)
  • Visit our supporting documents page for full detials

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

Post

Apply by post, email or visit our office

Download the Personal Application Form (PDF) and you can email, send by post or drop it off at our office:

Email: 

Helpdesk.za@ig.com

Office: 

IG South Africa
1 Sandton Drive
Sandton
2196

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.

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.

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