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We just need a few details to set up your access to IG Academy and your free demo account.

Find out the important differences between demo and live accounts.

To activate your demo account, you’ll need to supply a valid email address.

By providing your telephone number, you’re giving IG permission to contact you by phone with guidance on how to use your demo account. We may also contact you with information about our products and services.

Important points

A demo account provides you with the opportunity to try our web trading platforms in an environment with reduced risk. While much of the functionality of the live platform features in the demo, there are key differences to be aware of, including (but not limited to):

  • Trades made through the demo account will not be subject to slippage, interest and dividend adjustments, or out of hours price movements

  • Trades may be rejected if you have insufficient funds to open them, but, unlike on a live account, will never be rejected on the grounds of size or price

  • You will not be charged for chart packages on a demo account

  • Trades will not be closed if you have insufficient funds to cover margin and running losses, which can happen on a live account

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and therefore before opening a live account we recommend you read the information available on our website as well as the Customer Agreement to ensure that you are aware of the features of a live account.