Do I need to send any documents?
Yes, we will require a certified copy of an ID document. The simplest method is to obtain the “Yellow Identification” from the Swiss Post – please send us the original by post.
Do I need to deposit funds to open an account?
No, you don't need to send any money to open your account, though you will have to deposit funds before you start trading.
How do I deposit funds?
You can fund your account using most major credit cards or bank transfer. You’ll need to log in to your account and go to the My Account tab within the web-based trading platform.
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.
How secure is IG/your platform?
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.
Depositor protection in Switzerland is provided by esisuisse, and the depositor protection system is explained in detail at www.esisuisse.ch
Our platforms use industry-standard 256-bit SSL encryption – the same as PayPal or major banks.