Platform demos

Explore our award-winning trading platform right now with a free demo account*

Local demo account

  • Practise trading with R100,000 virtual funds

  • Use your demo account on our free mobile and tablet apps

  • View charts, live prices and more

  • Navigate quickly between charts, news and deal tickets

  • Tailor the interface to suit your dealing style

  • Trade with confidence, 24 hours a day

Why two accounts?

We open two separate trading accounts for you when you apply, a domestic account held with IG South Africa and an international account held with IG UK.  This means that you can trade local instruments (in local currency) as well as over 10,000 international markets (in a range of foreign currencies) with the security, technology and support of the FTSE-250 listed, IG Group.

We do this in order to adhere to South African exchange control regulations that only allow local instruments to be traded on a domestic account. 

If you would like more information regarding your accounts, please contact us on 010 344 0053 or email helpdesk.za@ig.com.

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.

* Important points

The demo account is a tool designed to enable you to practise using the IG platform in a risk-free environment. While much of the functionality of the live platform features in the demo account, there are key differences to be aware of, including (but not limited to): 

  • Trades made through the demo account will not be subject to slippage, interest and dividend adjustments, or out of hours price movements
  • Trades will not be rejected, which may happen on a live account
  • You will not be charged for chart packages

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and therefore before opening a live account we recommend you read the information available on our website as well as the Customer Agreement to ensure that you are aware of the features of a live account.

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Contact us

We're here 24 hours a day Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday:

Email: helpdesk.za@ig.com
Helpdesk: +27 10 344 0053

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