CFDs are leveraged products. CFD trading may not be suitable for everyone and can result in losses that exceed your deposits, so please consider our Risk Disclosure Notice and ensure that you fully understand the risks involved. CFDs are leveraged products. CFD trading may not be suitable for everyone and can result in losses that exceed your deposits, so please consider our Risk Disclosure Notice and ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.

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Fill in a simple form

We’ll ask about your trading knowledge to ensure you get the best experience

Get quick verification

We can verify your identity through 6 different ways.

Fund and start trading

You can also withdraw your money easily, whenever you like

Call +41 (0) 58 810 77 42 to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.

Contact us: +41 (0) 58 810 77 42

Call +41 (0) 58 810 77 42 to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.

Contact us: +41 (0) 58 810 77 42

What traders are saying

"IG is consistently reliable and trustworthy. You need a name you can trust when you have your money with them"

"IG are premier league compared to other trading systems. I have continuously recommended IG"

"IG is a fantastic broker. Easy deposits, great learning aids and their signals are also very good"

Why open a trading account with us?

Easy-to-use platforms

Seize your opportunity quickly and securely on fast, powerful platforms and apps.

IG - The world’s No.11

Join over 239 000 traders worldwide who trust our FTSE 250, FINMA, FCA-regulated status, and benefit from over 45 years’ market leadership and expertise.

Competitive spreads

Trade popular markets like EUR/USD from 0.6 points, FTSE 100 from 1 point and Spot Gold from 0.3 points.

Friendly support

We’re on hand to help you achieve your trading goals, right from the moment you join – 24hrs a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Effective risk management

Help protect your capital in-platform with our range of stop and limit orders, and keep track of your funds with an always-visible snapshot of your profit and loss.

Expert education

Develop your trading skills with our range of learning resources and practise risk-free in your demo account. Monitor your performance with the trade analytics tool once you start trading live.

Who are IG?

IG began in 1974 as Investors Gold, providing a way for retail clients to trade the over-the-counter (OTC) gold markets, and we have led the way in our industry ever since. Today, we’re the world’s No.1 choice for CFD trading.1

Our business model is built around being on our clients’ side and wanting you to trade profitably. We’re a trusted FTSE 250 company, based in London, authorised and regulated by the FCA.

IG’s Swiss subsidiary, IG Bank S.A., launched in October 2014. IG Bank is authorised and regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). Depositor protection in Switzerland is provided by esisuisse.

Who is IG?

IG began in 1974 as Investors Gold, providing a way for retail clients to trade the over-the-counter (OTC) gold markets, and we have led the way in our industry ever since. Today, we’re the world’s No.1 choice for CFD trading.1

Our business model is built around being on our clients’ side and wanting you to trade profitably. We’re a trusted FTSE 250 company, based in London, authorised and regulated by the FCA.

IG’s Swiss subsidiary, IG Bank S.A., launched in October 2014. IG Bank is authorised and regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). Depositor protection in Switzerland is provided by esisuisse.

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17 000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17 000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Trade on an award-winning platform2

Create a trading account with IG Bank and you’ll find a wealth of features to save you time and help you deal.

Fast charts

Spot your opportunity and deal direct from our fastest, most responsive HTML5 charts ever.

Trading alerts

Keep your finger on the pulse, wherever you are, with price, indicator and economic alerts.

Best execution

Your success means you’ll stay with us. So we do our utmost to act in your favour at every stage of the dealing process.

Trade wherever, whenever

Busy schedule? Take your position on the move from our award-winning apps.2

Important information

  • Apply by mobile or tablet
  • Applying by post
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Proof of identity
  • Corporate account
  • After you apply
  • Setting up you account
  • Peace of mind

If you have downloaded our app for iPad, iPhone or Android, you can open an account from the app's sign-in page.


Download the app by searching for 'IG Trading' in your device's app store.

If you'd prefer to apply by post, download and fill out the relevant pdf forms:

Once complete, send via post to (remembering to enclose proof of your identity as described on the form itself):

Account opening
IG Bank SA
Rue du Rhône 42
1204 Geneva

Also make sure that you have read and understood our risk disclosure notice, customer agreements, order execution policy, conflicts policy and complaints information and product disclosure statement.

  • You must be over 18
  • You must be non-U.S. resident
  • You must successfully meet our suitability assessment to see if CFD trading is appropriate for you
  • We can open a Swiss CFD trading account for people from most countries, but it may be more convenient for you to trade with an office closer to home

Information checklist

  • It’s important to understand the basics of CFD trading
  • Do you understand the risks?

Full terms and agreements

We must verify your identity before opening an account for you.

We aim to finalise or respond to your application within a few business hours. We will require a certified copy of a valid ID document:

  • passport OR identity card OR Swiss residence permit

There are 6 different ways to verify your identity.

If you have questions about the account opening process please contact us on +41 (0) 58 810 77 42. We're here from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.

For example, you can upload a photo or scan of your ID document via our desktop trading platform or app. Just follow the prompt and instructions after logging in.

To find out more about our corporate accounts contact us by email institutionalsales@igbank.ch or by phone +41 (0) 58 810 77 52.

If you're ready to apply, please complete the corporate account form below:

Once we confirm your identity, you will be able to fund your account and start trading CFDs.

Your account manager will call to talk you through the platform and help you place your first trade.

  • Set your preferences within the platform – advanced traders can choose to activate ProRealTime charts, one-click trading and more

Learn more about how to use the platform.

  • We’ll never contact your employer as part of the application
  • Your data will be held in accordance with our Privacy Policy
  • We’ll never ask for a deposit to open an account

FAQ

What is an online trading account?

An online trading account enables you to trade on markets like forex, shares, indices and more. You may also be able to trade on both desktop and mobile, dependent on your provider.

How do I open a trading account online?

You can open a trading account by simply completing an online form.

What markets can I trade with an IG Bank trading account?

You can typically trade across thousands of markets – such as forex, shares, indices, cryptocurrencies, options and more.

Is online trading safe?

Your security is ultimately in the hands of your provider. 256-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption – used by IG – is the current industry standard for online financial transactions. Some providers also offer two-factor authentication for added account security.

How secure is IG Bank?

Like any Bank or securities dealer in Switzerland, IG Bank S.A. is required to sign the Agreement by Swiss banks and securities dealers on depositor protection. This means clients’ deposits are protected up to a maximum of CHF 100 000 per client. Medium-term notes held in the name of the bearer at the issuing Bank are also considered deposits.

I’d like someone to trade on my behalf; can I appoint a power of attorney to trade for me?

Yes. Initially, please open an account in the usual way. Once your account is open, you can fill in a power of attorney form which will allow a nominated third party to access your account. You will have to deposit funds before you start trading.

How long does the application process take?

As soon as we have verified your identity and your account has been funded, you will be ready to trade.

Do I need to download any software?

Our main platform is browser-based, so you don’t have to download anything. If you want to use our mobile or tablet apps, you will need to download them from the relevant app stores. Clients using the advanced L2 Dealer platform will also need to download software.

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020).
2 Best trading platform and best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020.