Create an account

Open an account and start trading instantly

Why create an account?

  • Web-based platform, no downloads required
  • Trade on the move with our free mobile and tablet apps
  • Full access to over 15.000 financial markets
  • Fund your account by bank transfer or debit/credit card

Frequently asked questions

How long does the application process take?

After completing your application, we will aim to respond within a couple of hours, during normal business hours. Once we have confirmed your identity (see below) you will be able to start trading straight away.

Do you offer a demo account or platform?

Yes, you can explore our trading platform in a risk-free enviroment by opening a  demo account.

Can I apply by post?

Yes. Download and fill out the PDF form:

Once complete, send via one of the following methods (remembering to enclose proof of your identity as described on the form itself):



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Do I need to send any documents?

After you have completed your online application we will contact you to verify your details and request proof of indentity. Copies of required documents can be sent by email, fax or post — see  proof of identity for full details. 

If you’ve applied by post, you’ll have to enclose proof of identity as described on the form.

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 dealing.

How do I deposit funds?

You can fund your account using most major debit/credit cards or via bank transfer. You’ll need to log in to your account and go to the My Account tab within the web-based dealing platform. See more details on how to make a payment

I’d like someone to deal 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?

IG is a global FTSE 250 company, and in the UK we are regulated by the FCA. We segregate client funds to protect your money and our platforms use industry-standard 256-bit SSL encryption – the same as PayPal or high street banks.

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Los CFD son instrumentos complejos y están asociados a un riesgo elevado de perder dinero rápidamente debido al apalancamiento.