The demo account is a tool enabling you to practise using the IG platform in a risk-free environment. While much of the functionality of the live platform features in the demo account, 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.