How to fund your account

Fund your account to start trading. You can find out how by selecting your country from the list below.

Debit Card

Execution time: Instant deposit, via My Account within the trading platform.

Cost: Free for Visa and MasterCard.

Credit Card

Execution time: Instant deposit, via My Account within the trading platform.

Cost: 1% charge for Visa and 0.5% charge for MasterCard.

International transfer to our Australia-based account

Execution time: Up to three business days.

Cost: Free.

Bank name: Westpac Banking Corporation
409 St Kilda Road
Melbourne Vic 3004
Australia
Account name: IG Markets Client Trust Account
Swift code (BIC): WPACAU2SXXX
Account numbers:
USD Currency - 034702372672
HKD Currency - 034734320199
AUD Currency - 033079189977
EUR Currency - 034705308262
GBP Currency - 034703392421

NB: To ensure your funds are credited in a timely manner, please quote your five-digit IG account number as a reference. Your account number can be found in the web-based trading platform under 'My Account' > 'Manage Accounts' or in the email that we sent you upon activation of your account.

If your bank requires a BSB for international transfers, please use the first six digits of the bank account number.

Local transfer to our HK-based account

Execution time: Up to three business days.

Cost: Free.

Bank name: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
HSBC Main Building,
1 Queens Road Central,
Hong Kong
Account name: IG Markets Ltd - Client Trust Account
Swift code (BIC): HSBCHKHHHKH
Account numbers:
USD Currency - 848391785201
HKD Currency - 848391785001
AUD Currency - 848391785203

NB: To ensure your funds are credited in a timely manner, please quote your five-digit IG account number as a reference. Your account number can be found in the web-based trading platform under 'My Account' > 'Manage Accounts' or in the email that we sent you upon activation of your account.

Please send a copy of your payment receipt to helpdesk.cn@ig.com.

Important information

Please note that for security reasons payments must be made directly by the named IG account holder, and not by any third parties. The minimum funding amount for card payments is $450 AUD, but there is no obligation to trade. There is no minimum funding amount for bank transfers. If your account is inactive for two years, an inactivity fee will apply.

We cannot accept cash payments, commercial credit cards, or business credit cards.

Debit card and credit card payments can only be used for personal accounts.

All payments are subject to security checks and we may request more information from you before returning your funds, such as a screenshot of your bank statement or proof of identity.

We'll normally remit money in the same method and to the same place from which it was received. However, we may consider a suitable alternative at our absolute discretion.

Contact us

Questions about opening an account:

+61 (3) 9860 1799
helpdesk.en@ig.com

Existing client questions:

+61 (3) 9860 1734 or +44 2078 960079

We're here 24hrs a day from 7am Saturday to 9pm Friday (GMT).