Create account

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

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.

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.