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.

Margin rates

Our tiered margining system means we can offer rates that remain competitive while reflecting the size of your position and associated liquidity of the market.

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What is margin?

CFDs are leveraged products, meaning you don’t have to pay the full value of your exposure to deal. Instead, you only need to put up a fraction of your trade’s total value to open your position. This opening amount is called initial margin – it is also sometimes referred to as deposit margin.

Our margin rates

At IG Bank, we offer tiered margining, applying different margin requirements at different levels of exposure. Smaller deal sizes generally benefit from better market liquidity, so these positions attract our lowest margin rates. Our tiers start at one, with the lowest margin rates, and go up to four, with the highest margin rates.

You can see a summary of tier one margins for some of our most popular markets below. For all tier one margins, you can reduce your margin requirement by using stops. Adding a stop reduces your exposure by limiting your potential losses.

  • Indices
  • Forex
  • Commodities
  • Shares
  • Cryptos

CFDs

Stock index Margin per contract Leverage equivalent
Switzerland Blue Chip 0.75% 1:135
Wall Street 0.5% 1:200
Germany 40 0.5% 1:200
US 500 0.5% 1:200
US Tech 100 0.5% 1:200

CFDs

Forex Margin per contract Leverage equivalent
EUR/USD 0.5% 1:200
EUR/CHF 2.5% 1:40
GBP/CHF 2.5% 1:40
EUR/JPY 0.5% 1:200
USD/CHF 2.5% 1:40

CFDs

Commodities Margin per contract Leverage equivalent
Spot Gold 0.5% 1:200
Spot Silver (5000oz) 2% 1:50
High Grade Copper 2% 1:50
Oil - US Crude The higher of 1.5% and 60pts based on opening level 1:66
Oil - Brent Crude The higher of 1.5% and 60pts based on opening level 1:66

CFDs

Shares Margin per contract Leverage equivalent
Nestle SA 5% 1:20
UBS-CH 5% 1:20
Credit Suisse Group AG (CH) 5% 1:20
Roche Holding AG (Participation) 5% 1:20
Novartis AG 5% 1:20

CFDs

Cryptocurrencies Margin per contract Leverage equivalent
Bitcoin (USD) 10% 1:10
Ether (USD) 10% 1:10
Bitcoin Cash (USD) 10% 1:10
Litecoin (USD) 10% 1:10

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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

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Maintenance margin

Maintenance margin, also known as variation margin, is extra money that we might need to request if the market moves against you. It ensures that you have enough money in your account to fund the present value of the position – covering any running losses.

Maintenance margin is charged via a margin call, which is a status applied to your account when it has fallen below the minimum required to keep a position open. We will notify you of this by email.

Find out more about margin calls and how they work

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