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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.
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.
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):
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.