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It's free to open an account with us - and there's no obligation to fund or trade. Or, open a demo to try out our platform.
There's no minimum balance to open an account with IG Bank. Once you've funded your account and started trading, our main charge on each trade is the spread or a small commission for shares trades.
You choose your price per contract (we offer lower minimum contract sizes for new clients), and put down a margin payment. This allows you full exposure to a market with only a fraction of the total capital you'd normally need. Other charges can apply – see our charges and fees for more details.
View shares example
|Underlying market/value||UBS AG 16.83/16.86|
Buy at 16.8600
|Trade size||1000 shares|
|What happens next?||By 4.35 (London time) the market has risen to CHF18.81: this is the price our funding is calculated at.|
Overnight funding charge: CHF 1.56
UBS rises steadily the next day and we quote 18.8800/18.8900
Sell at 18.8800
CHF 1982.70 subject to tax
the market fell and you sold at 15.44 instead
15.44-16.86 = -CHF 1.42
(-CHF 1.42 x 1000 shares + CHF1.56 + CHF 32.30)
View indices example
|Underlying market/value||SMI Futures|
Swiss Blue Chip
Sell at 9229
0.75% x Index value x Value per point x Number of contracts
0.75% x 9229 x 10 x 1 = 692.18 CHF margin
|What happens next?||The market collapses, reaching 9183 at 11pm when funding is calculated.|
Funding = CHF 4.43
Our price is now 9179/9183. You decide to buy at 9183
|Overall market movement & profit/loss||
Gross profit subject to tax = 460 CHF
2-point IG spread (included)
If the market rose 46 points instead:
When you open an IG Bank account you're joining the world's No. 1 CFD provider*
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What you need to know
Like all financial products, CFD trading carries risk. If the market moves against you, you lose money. However, as CFDs are a leveraged product, the risks can be greater – with the possibility of losses exceeding deposits.
With an IG CFD trading account, you can manage your exposure using a range of risk management tools, including stops and automated alerts. We’ll also help you learn the essentials of risk management, and you can practise your strategies using a demo account.
|Setup charge||No fee|
|Annual charge||No fee|
|Inactivity fee||18 CHF fee on the first of every month, if no dealing activity has occurred for two years or more|
|Account closure||No fee|
|Markets||Over 15,000 global markets|
|Commission||Yes, on shares markets|
|Overnight funding||Yes, charges apply|
|Minimum trade size||50% of standard contract for first two weeks2|
|Margin/leverage||From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and margin factor for indices|
|Trading by phone||Yes|
|Risk management||Full range of tools available|
Platforms and tools
|Platforms available||All platforms|
|Live streaming IG charts||Yes|
|Advanced charting packages||Yes (free to active account holders3)|
|Technical analysis tools||Yes|
|Live Reuters news||Yes|
|Free market data||Yes (refundable fees apply for some shares data4)|
Support and education
|24 hour phone support5||Yes|
|Educational videos and guides||Yes|
|News and articles from IG experts||
* The world's largest retail CFD provider based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018).
1,5 Please note that the Swiss helpdesk is available from 8am to 7pm CET. Outside of those hours our English-speaking staff from our global offices will be available for your support. Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 - 18.00 CET.
2 Introductory offer. See more details.
3,4 See more about our charges and fees
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