Why trade CFDs with IG?
Mitigate against risk with our extensive range of stop and limit orders.
Keep your costs down with our competitive spreads.
Get expert support, 24 hours a day from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday (GMT)
Rest assured that you’re trading with a regulated FTSE 250 company.
Trade at your desk or on the move with our easy-to-use platforms and apps.
Become a better trader whatever your skill level, with our educational resources.
What is CFD trading?
Trading CFDs, or 'contracts for difference’, allows you to speculate on whether an asset’s price will move up or down – without having to own the asset.
What are the benefits?
- Massive market choice
- Free up your capital
- Go short or long
- Mirror the underlying
How do I trade CFDs?
- Open a trading account
- Find an opportunity
- Take a position
- Monitor your trade
Open a CFD account in minutes
Fill in our simple online form
We’ll ask a few questions about your trading experience
Get instant ID verification
We can usually verify your identity in just a few seconds
Fund and start trading
Or practise in an environment with reduced risk, using our demo if you’d prefer
What markets can I trade with CFDs?
Get spreads from just 0.6 points on pairs like EUR/USD
Trade on the world’s major stock indices CFDs, with more 24-hour markets than any other provider.
Discover opportunity in rising and falling prices across over 12,000 international share CFD markets.
Trade on a wide range of metals, energies and soft commodities, with Spot Gold spreads starting at 0.3 points.
Trade cryptocurrency CFDs and take advantage of movement on bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and ripple pairs, with no wallet needed.
Trade CFDs on interest rates, bonds, sectors and more.
How much does it cost?
Your key payment for trading CFDs is the spread (or commission, in the case of share CFDs) – our charge for executing your trade. We benchmark our fees to try and keep them among the lowest in the business.
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Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.
There’s no minimum balance required to create a CFD trading account with us. Open one today, and you’ll get access to over 16,000 financial markets.
When you’re ready, you choose your trade size. What’s more, new CFD traders get lower minimums for one month.
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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018).