CFD trading

Flexible, accessible and free from stamp duty,1 CFD trading offers you the chance to find opportunity in a huge variety of financial markets – whether they’re moving up or down in price. Trade CFDs with IG Bank and you’ll have all the expertise of the World’s No.1 CFDs provider at your disposal.2

Call +41 (0) 22 888 10 42 to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

Contact us: +41 (0) 22 888 10 42

Why trade CFDs with IG Bank?

Enjoy flexible access to more than 16,000 global markets, with reliable execution.

Keep your costs down with our competitive spreads

Get expert support, 24 hours a day from Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Rest assured that you’re trading with a company authorised and regulated by the FINMA

Trade at your desk or on the move with our easy-to-use platforms and apps

Become a better trader whatever your skill level, with our educational resources

What is CFD trading?

Trading CFDs, or 'contracts for difference’, allows you to speculate on whether an asset’s price will move up or down – without having to own the asset.

What are the benefits?

  • Massive market choice
  • Free up your capital
  • Go short or long
  • Mirror the underlying

How do I trade CFDs?

  1. Open a trading account
  2. Find an opportunity
  3. Take a position
  4. Monitor your trade

Open a CFD account in a few simple steps

Fill in our simple online form

We’ll ask a few questions about your trading experience.

Identity verification

We can verify your identity in 6 different ways.

Fund your account and trade

Or practise on a risk-free demo if you’d prefer.

What markets can I trade with CFDs?

Get spreads from just 0.6 points on pairs like EUR/USD.

Deal on the world’s major stock indices, with more 24-hour markets than any other provider.

Discover opportunity in rising and falling prices across over 12,000 international share markets.

Trade on a wide range of metals, energies and soft commodities, with Spot Gold spreads starting at 0.3 points.

Go long or short on bitcoin, ether, litecoin and ripple pairs, with no wallet needed. Or get broad exposure in a single trade with our Crypto 10 index.

Trade CFDs on interest rates, bonds, sectors and more.

How much does it cost?

Your key payment for trading CFDs is the spread (or commission, in the case of share CFDs) – our charge for executing your trade. We benchmark our fees to try and keep them among the lowest in the business.

Market Number of individual markets Minimum spreads from Margin rates from (%) Leverage equivalent
Forex 68 0.6 0.5% 1:200
Indices 100+ 0.1 0.5% 1:200
Shares 12,000+ 0.1 5% 1:20
Commodities 47 0.3 0.5% 1:200
Cryptocurrencies 8 1 10% 1:10

Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.

It’s free and simple to create a CFD trading account with us. Apply today, and you’ll get access to over 16,000 financial markets.

When you’re ready, you choose your trade size. What’s more, new CFD traders get lower minimums for one month.

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.2

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1 Tax law may differ depending on a jurisdiction.
2 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019).