Why trade cryptocurrencies with IG?
Trade rising and falling prices on leverage to make the most of volatility2
Improved liquidity means there’s more chance of executing your trade at your chosen price
Preserve your capital with guaranteed stops3
Safely and easily deposit funds. We’re a regulated FTSE 250 company
Speculate on 10 major cryptocurrencies and crosses
No wallet needed. Get exposure to cyptocurrencies without the worries of managing a cryptocurrency wallet.
Cryptocurrencies you can trade CFDs on with IG
Live prices on our most popular markets
Ways to trade cryptocurrencies with IG
You can trade cryptocurrencies with IG using CFDs. CFDs, or contract for difference, allow you to speculate on the price of cryptocurrencies without having to take ownership of the underlying assets. With CFDs you can trade over 16,000 markets on leverage through all our available platforms including web, mobile, and MT4.
What is cryptocurrency trading?
Trading cryptocurrency CFDs involves speculating on whether a cryptocurrency’s price will go up or down – without taking ownership of any underlying coins.
What are the benefits of cryptocurrency trading with IG?
For CFD trades, you can magnify your exposure with leverage and go long or short on the price – all without the expense of an exchange account.
How do I trade cryptocurrencies?
- Open a CFD trading account
- Find an opportunity
- Take a position
- Monitor your trade
Open a cryptocurrency trading account in minutes
Fill in our simple online form
We’ll ask a few questions about your trading experience.
Get swift verification
We can usually verify your ID in just a few seconds.
Fund your account and trade
Or practise on a demo account if you’d prefer.
How much does it cost?
The key charge to be aware of when trading cryptocurrency CFDs is the spread – a charge for executing your trade. We benchmark our fees to keep them among the lowest in the business.
Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.
There's no minimum balance required to open a CFD account with IG, it gives you access to 10 cyrptocurrency markets, and carries no obligation to fund or trade.
When you’re ready to open a position, you can add stops and limits to manage your risk. As a new trader you’ll also get lower minimum trade sizes for the first two weeks
What platforms can I use to trade on cryptocurrencies with IG?
Discover a fast, clear and smart way to trade cryptocurrencies via your web browser.
Use custom algorithms to execute trades automatically, even when your machine is off.
Choose the best price with direct market access for your cryptocurrency CFD trades.
Trade wherever you are with apps for iOS and Android devices.
1 Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends August 2017 CFD Report.
2 While leverage magnifies profits, it will also magnify losses.
3 Guaranteed stops incur a small premium if triggered.