CFD trading

Flexible and accessible, CFD trading offers you the chance to find opportunity in a huge variety of financial markets – whether they’re moving up or down in price. Trade CFDs with IG and you’ll have all the expertise of the world’s No.1 provider at your disposal.1

Contact us on +971 (0) 4 5592108 or about opening an account. Our customer service team is available 24 hrs a day, except for Saturday from 02:00am to 12:00pm (Dubai time).

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Why trade CFDs with IG?

Mitigate against risk with our extensive range of stop and limit orders.

Keep your costs down with our competitive spreads.

Get expert support, 24 hours a day except for Saturday from 2:00am to 12:00pm (Dubai time).

Rest assured that you’re trading with a regulated FTSE 250 company.

Trade at your desk or on the move with our easy-to-use platforms and apps.

Become a better trader whatever your skill level, with our educational resources.

What is CFD trading?

Trading CFDs, or 'contracts for difference’, allows you to speculate on whether an asset’s price will move up or down – without having to own the asset.

What are the benefits?

  • Massive market choice
  • Free up your capital
  • Go short or long
  • Mirror the underlying

How do I trade CFDs?

  1. Open a trading account
  2. Find an opportunity
  3. Take a position
  4. Monitor your trade

Open a CFD account

Fill in our simple online form

We’ll ask a few questions about your trading experience

Get your ID verified

We can usually verify your identity on the same day

Fund and start trading

Or practise on a risk-free demo if you’d prefer

What markets can I trade with CFDs?

Get spreads from just 0.6 points on pairs like EUR/USD with the UK’s No.1 FX provider.2

Deal on the world’s major stock indices, with more 24-hour markets than any other provider.

Discover opportunity in rising and falling prices across over 12,000 international share markets.

Trade on a wide range of metals, energies and soft commodities, with Spot Gold spreads starting at 0.3 points.

Go long or short on bitcoin, ether, litecoin and ripple pairs, with no wallet needed. Or get broad exposure in a single trade with our Crypto 10 index.

Trade CFDs on interest rates, bonds, sectors and more.

How much will I have to pay?


CFD trading is a form of leveraged trading, meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit initially. Though not actually a cost to you, the margin you pay makes a big difference to the affordability of your trade.


Your key payment for trading CFDs is the spread – the difference between the buy and the sell price – which is essentially our commission for executing your trade. We work to keep our spreads among the lowest in the business.

Market Retail margin Leverage equivalent Professional margin Leverage equivalent
Forex 2% 1:50 0.45% 1:222
Indices 2% 1:50 0.45% 1:222
Shares 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
Commodities 2% 1:50 1.35% 1:74
Cryptocurrencies 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
Minimum spreads from
Forex 0.6
Indices 0.1
Shares 0.1
Commodities 0.3
Cryptocurrencies 0.1

Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.

It’s free and simple to create a CFD trading account with us. Open one today, and you’ll get access to over 16,000 financial markets.

When you’re ready, you choose your trade size. What’s more, new CFD traders get lower minimums for one month.

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.1

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half yearly financial statements, June 2019).
2 For forex, by number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released July 2019)

All trading involves risk and losses can exceed deposits. Trading CFDs may not be suitable for everyone so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved. All trading involves risk and losses can exceed deposits.