Why trade cryptocurrencies with IG Bank?
Trade rising and falling prices on leverage to make the most of volatility1
Improved liquidity means there’s more chance of executing your trade at your chosen price
Give your trading an edge with our accessible, easy-to-use platform and apps
Safely and easily deposit funds. We’re authorised and regulated by FINMA
Speculate on 10 major cryptocurrencies and crosses, or get broad exposure with our Crypto 10 index
Keep your costs down with our competitive spreads
Cryptocurrencies you can trade with IG Bank
Live prices on our most popular markets
CFD trading on cryptocurrencies
|Main benefits||Useful for hedging|
|Accessible to||All clients|
|Tax status||No stamp duty2|
|Commission||Commission-free (just pay our spread)|
|Platforms||Web, mobile app and advanced platforms|
What is cryptocurrency trading?
Cryptocurrency trading involves speculating on whether a cryptocurrency’s price will go up or down – without taking ownership of any underlying coins.
What are the benefits of cryptocurrency trading?
Magnify your exposure with leverage and go long or short on the price – all without the expense of an exchange account.
How do I trade cryptocurrencies?
- Open a trading account
- Find an opportunity
- Take a position
- Monitor your trade
Open a cryptocurrency trading account today
Fill in our simple online form
We’ll ask a few questions about your trading experience.
Fund your account and trade
Or practise on a risk-free demo if you’d prefer.
How much will I have to pay?
CFD trading is a form of leveraged trading, meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit initially. Though not actually a cost to you, the margin you pay makes a big difference to the affordability of your trade.
Your key payment for trading cryptocurrencies is the spread – the difference between the buy and the sell price – which is essentially our commission for executing your trade. We work to keep our spreads among the lowest in the business.
|Crypto 10 index||10%|
|Crypto 10 Index||25||n/a|
Opening a CFD account with IG Bank is free and simple, gives you access to 10 cryptocurrency markets, and carries no obligation to fund or trade.
When you’re ready to open a position, you can add stops and limits to manage your risk. As a new trader you’ll also get lower minimum deal sizes for one month.
What platforms can I use to trade on cryptocurrencies with IG Bank?
Discover a fast, clear and smart way to trade cryptocurrencies via your web browser.
Use custom algorithms to execute trades automatically, even when your machine is off.
Choose the best price with direct market access for your cryptocurrency CFD trades.
Trade wherever you are with apps for iOS and Android devices.
What’s in the Crypto 10 index?
Our Crypto 10 index* is comprised of:
- Bitcoin cash
- Bitcoin SV
1 While leverage magnifies profits, it will also magnify losses.
2 Tax law may differ depending on jurisdiction.
3 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019).