How to fund your account

Instructions for funding your IG account

Once you’ve opened an account with us, you’ll need to fund it before you can place your first trade. There are two ways you can add funds to your IG account.

By debit or credit card

In order to pay by debit or credit card, log in to your account and click the ‘payments’ button. Here you’ll see any cards you’ve added before, along with the option to add a new card.

Once you’ve filled out your card details, select the amount you’d like to deposit and hit ‘confirm’. Please note that the card must be in your name, and there is a 1.5% fee for credit cards and non-UK debit cards.

By bank transfer

Log in to your account and click the ‘payments’ button. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click where it says ‘to make a bank transfer click here’, and follow the instructions.

You’ll have to make the payment from a bank account held in your name, and include your IG account number as a reference. 

If your payment is completed before midday, then it should show as available funds on the same day. If you want to display your available balance, select ‘available to deal’ from the ‘edit’ menu on the platform. It should then appear at the top of the page.

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