CFDs are complex financial instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex financial instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Collateral service

This service applies to professional clients only. Professional traders can use up to 95% of the value of your shareholdings as margin to cover your CFD trades.1

Your capital is at risk

Call +971 (0) 4 5592108 or email sales.ae@ig.com. Our sales team is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm (Dubai time), Monday to Friday.

Contact us: +971 (0) 4 5592108

Call +971 (0) 4 5592108 or email sales.ae@ig.com. Our sales team is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm (Dubai time), Monday to Friday.

Contact us: +971 (0) 4 5592108

Why set up collateral on your account?

Free up funds in your share portfolio to open short term trades

Use up to 95% of the value of your stock portfolio as collateral

How does it work?

You'll need an IG stock trading account and a CFD account.

You can then link your CFD account to your stock trading account:

  • Log in to My IG
  • 'Live accounts'
  • 'Set up collateral'

Once linked, you can use a percentage of the value of your share portfolio as collateral to cover the margin on your CFDs. How much depends on the make-up of your portfolio.

Importantly, you can only use your shareholdings to cover the margin on your CFDs. Any running losses will need to be covered by the available cash in your CFD account.

Could I lose my shares?

We do all we can to make sure you have the opportunity to cover any realised CFD losses with cash.

If you do not deposit additional funds to cover a losing CFD trade, we will follow our normal process of closing the trade and informing you that your account is in debit. Note that, while negative balance protection is regulatory requirement for retail traders, professional clients do not have negative balance protection on CFD.

We will only take control of your shares if your account remains in debit after we have gone through our normal fund transfer request process.

Please ensure you have enough cash in your CFD account, or transferable cash, to cover any losses you may incur.

Got a question? Call us on 00971 (0)4 559 2104.

Collateral value

Generally you can use 75% - 95% of the value of your shareholdings as collateral, depending on the liquidity of the shares.

See our shares list for the collateral values associated with each share.

What is collateral?

With our collateral service you can use up to 95% of the value of the shares in your stock trading account, instead of cash, to cover margin requirements on your CFDs.

Your shareholdings remain intact and retain their full value, you simply use a percentage of their worth as collateral to fund shorter-term trades.

Top FAQs

Can I transfer existing shareholdings to IG?

Yes. If you have an IG stock trading account, transfer your existing shareholdings to IG. You can open an IG stock trading account for free and fill out the form here.

Does collateral cover running losses?

No. Collateral can only be used on your CFD account to cover deposit requirements for open positions. Collateral cannot be used to cover running losses, so you will need to ensure that there are sufficient funds in your account to cover any such losses to avoid bringing your account into margin call.

Is the ‘collateral value available’ figure real-time?

Yes, the 'collateral available' will be real-time. This means the value of the assets in your stock trading account that will be available to you, the ‘collateral available’, will fluctuate according to the price movement(s) of the stock(s) held in your stock trading account.

Is collateral available on corporate accounts?

Yes, we do offer collateral for professional corporate accounts.

Can I move cash or stock on the stock trading account?

If you hold cash in your stock trading account and it is being used to maintain open positions on your margin trading account, you will not be able to withdraw these funds until this cash is no longer being utilised as collateral.

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Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

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Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

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1When using IG’s collateral service your share portfolio is at risk. We reserve the right to liquidate any stock held on your stock trading account to offset any debit balance incurred on any of your other IG accounts.