Create account

Open a CFD account and start trading on shares, indices, forex, commodities and more.

Start trading in 3 steps

Fill in a simple form

We’ll ask about your trading knowledge to ensure you get the best experience

Get verified

We can usually verify your identity on the same day

Fund and start trading

You can also withdraw your money easily, whenever you like

Why choose IG?

  • Easy-to-use platforms

    Identify and respond to opportunity quickly and securely on fast, powerful platforms and natively designed apps.

  • The world’s No.11

    Join over 178,000 traders worldwide2 who trust our FTSE 250, DFSA-regulated status, and benefit from 45 years’ market leadership and expertise.

  • Competitive spreads

    Trade popular markets like EUR/USD from 0.6 points, FTSE 100 from 1 point and Gold from 0.3 points.

  • Friendly support

    We’re on hand to help you achieve your trading goals, right from the moment you join – 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, except for Saturday from 1am to 11am (Dubai time).

  • Effective risk management

    Help protect your capital in-platform with our range of stop and limit orders, and keep track of your funds with an always-visible snapshot of your profit and loss.

  • Expert education

    Gain the skills you need to succeed with our range of training resources, and practise as you learn with your risk-free demo account.

Trade on our best-ever platform

You’ll find a wealth of smart features to save you time and help you deal.

Fast charts

Our fastest, most responsive charts ever, built with HTML5 technology.

Trading alerts

Count on your platform to keep you informed, with a range of cutting-edge alerts.

Best execution

Our technology is engineered for speed, stability and better prices.

Become a better trader

Improve your skills, whatever your level of experience.

Your account gives you full, free access to our range of educational resources:

  • Step-by-step interactive courses
  • Live, expert-led seminars
  • Live and on-demand webinars
  • Risk-free $10,000 demo account

Trade on the go

Create an account from our iOS or Android app, designed for optimum performance on your device.

1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half yearly financial statements, June 2019).
2 Average for FY 2018.


Requirements checklist

  • You must be over 21
  • 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

Information checklist

  • It’s important to understand the basics of CFD trading
  • Do you understand the risks?

Full terms and agreements

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 CFD trading is appropriate for you – this is a regulatory requirement

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

Help and support

Get answers about your account or our services.

Get answers

Or contact us on +971 (0) 4 559 2100 or

Our office is open 5 days a week, Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 7pm (Dubai time). Support line is available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, except for Saturday from 1am to 11am (Dubai time).

Corporate account

Find out more about our corporate accounts or contact us by email or by phone +971 (0) 4 559 2108.

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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.