Create a CFD trading account

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

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It'll usually take a couple days to verify your identity.

Fund and start trading

You can also withdraw your money easily, whenever you like

Start trading today. Call +61 3 98601799 or email helpdesk.en@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: +61 3 9860 1799

Start trading today. Call +61 3 98601799 or email helpdesk.en@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: +61 3 9860 1799

What our traders are saying

"IG is consistently reliable and trustworthy. You need a name you can trust when you have your money with them"

"IG are premier league compared to other trading systems. I have continuously recommended IG"

"IG is a fantastic broker. Easy deposits, great learning aids and their signals are also very good"

"IG offers by far the best trading service in the UK. Their whole team are both knowledgeable and helpful"

Why open a trading account with IG?

Easy-to-use platforms

Identify and respond to opportunity quickly and securely on fast, powerful platforms and natively designed apps.

The world’s No.1 CFD1

Join over 239,000 traders worldwide who trust our FTSE 250 company and benefit from over 45 years’ market leadership and expertise.

Competitive spreads

Trade popular markets like EUR/USD from 0.6 points, FTSE 100 from 1 point and Gold from 0.3 points.

Friendly support

We’re on hand to help you achieve your trading goals, right from the moment you join – 24hrs a day from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Effective risk management

Help protect your capital in-platform with our range of stop and limit orders, and keep track of your funds with an always-visible snapshot of your profit and loss.

Expert education

Gain the skills you need to succeed with our range of training resources, and practise as you learn with your risk-free demo account.

Who is IG?

We were founded in 1974 and have led the way in our industry ever since. Today, we’re the world’s No.1 choice for CFD trading.1

Our business model is built around being on our clients’ side and wanting you to trade profitably. We’re a trusted FTSE 250 company, authorised and regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA). We keep your money secure in ring-fenced accounts at regulated banks.

Who is IG?

We were founded in 1974 and have led the way in our industry ever since. Today, we’re the world’s No.1 choice for CFD trading.1

Our business model is built around being on our clients’ side and wanting you to trade profitably. We’re a trusted FTSE 2502 company, authorised and regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA). We keep your money secure in ring-fenced accounts at regulated banks.

Open an account now

Open an account now

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

Open an account now

Open an account now

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

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Trade on the world's best platform with an IG account2

Create a trading account with IG and you’ll find a wealth of smart features to save you time and help you deal.

Fast charts

Our fastest, most responsive charts ever, built with HTML5 technology.

Trading alerts

Count on your platform to keep you informed, with a range of cutting-edge alerts.

Best execution

Our technology is engineered for speed, stability and better prices.

Trade on the go

Award winning platform apps, designed for optimum performance on your device.

Important information

  • Corporate account
  • Joint account and Power of Attorney
  • Proof of identity
  • Eligibility requirements

We offer a complete trading solution for corporate and institutional clients, built around powerful technology, a huge array of markets and dedicated support.

Find out more about our corporate accounts by email accountopening.en@ig.com or by phone +61 3 9860 1799

If you're ready to apply, please complete the CFD corporate account form and return it, along with the necessary supporting documents to: accountopening.en@ig.com

Before you apply, it is important to read out terms and conditions.

Joint Account

To set one up, you and the person you’d like to share your joint account with will need to open an individual account each, if you don’t have one already. Then, simply apply directly by completing our Joint Account form and emaling it to accountopening.en@ig.com

Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney (POA) is an authorisation to act on someone else's behalf on an account.

You can nominate another person to be a POA on your account(s), by completing our Limited Power of Attorney Form

We will need to verify your identity before opening an account for you.

We aim to finalise or respond to your application within a few days, but it can take more time depending on the country you are applying from.

All applicants are required to submit at least one copy of the following documents:

  • Passport OR driving licence
  • PLUS a bank statement, credit card bill or utility bill from the last six months (mobile phone bills are not accepted)

How to submit?

Please submit the above documents by either:

1. Take a photo of the documents on your smartphone or tablet, then email them to accountopening.en@ig.com

2. Fax a copy to +61 3 9860 1799

If you’d prefer to discuss your application with a member of our account opening team, please call us on +61 3 9860 1799

  • You must be over 18
  • You must successfully meet our appropriateness assessment (within the application form) to see if CFD trading is appropriate for you

Information checklist

  • It’s important to understand the basics of CFD trading
  • Do you understand the risks?

Full terms and agreements

FAQ

An online trading account enables you to trade on markets such as forex, shares, indices and more. You may also be able to trade on both desktop and mobile. However, this is dependent on your provider.

You can open a trading account by simply completing an online form – meaning that you can often start trading in minutes.

You can typically trade across thousands of markets – such as forex, shares, indices, cryptocurrencies, options and more.

Your security is ultimately in the hands of your provider. A good example of sophisticated web security can include 256-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption – the current industry standard for online financial transactions. Some providers also offer two-factor authentication for added account security.

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020)
2 Best trading platform as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019. Best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020