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Personal account

Setting up your personal CFD account is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Get set up with the following steps

1. Fill in a simple form

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

2. Identity verification

We can verify your identity through 6 different ways.

3. Fund and start trading

You can also withdraw your money easily, whenever you like

Before you apply, it is important to read our Risk Disclosure Notice and Customer Agreements. Our Order Execution Policy, Conflicts Policy and Complaints Information are also available if you want to know more. You can also find out more about a corporate account.

If you have any queries, please contact us on or call 022 888 10 42

What we ask you

  • We need your name and address to establish your identity
  • We ask about your financial trading experience to assess if CFD trading is appropriate for you
  • Find out more about how to apply for an account

Peace of mind

  • 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

Why IG

  • We are the world’s largest CFD provider.1 

  • We have been a market leader since establishing the original IG Group company in 1974.

  • IG has over 1,600 staff across 15 offices around the world.

  • We are authorised and regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

  • 24-hour phone support from our dealing desk and client services team.2

Apply by post

If you'd prefer to apply by post, download and print the relevant pdf form and send it to:

Account Opening
IG Switzerland SA
Rue du Rhône 42
1204 Geneva

Apply by mobile or tablet

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.

1The world's largest retail CFD provider based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018).

 2 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. 




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