CFD trading

If you see opportunity in the world around you, trade CFDs with the world’s No.1 provider.1 Made for the traders who want to take advantage of rising and falling markets.

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Why trade CFDs with us?

Manage risk effectively
Never stay below zero with negative balance protection2

Support when you need it
Round-the-clock assistance from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday

Open a position from any position
Use the UK’s best web-based platform and mobile trading app3

Take your capital further
Open a position for a fraction of the cost with our competitive margin rates

Keep your finger on the pulse
React to breaking news with custom price alerts

Get an interactive education
Become a better trader with free trading courses on IG Academy

What is CFD trading?

Trade CFDs to speculate on whether an asset’s price will move up or down – without having to own the asset.

What are the benefits?

  • 17,000+ markets
  • Free up your capital
  • Go short or long
  • Free from stamp duty4

How do I trade CFDs?

  1. Open a trading account
  2. Find an opportunity
  3. Take a position
  4. Monitor your trade

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.

What markets can I trade with CFDs?

Get spreads from just 0.6 points on pairs like EUR/USD with the UK’s No.1 FX provider.5

Deal on global stock indices, with more 24-hour markets than any other provider.

Choose from over 12,000 international shares and exchange traded funds.

Trade metals, energies and soft commodities, with spreads from 0.3 points.

Speculate on major coins – such as bitcoin – and our Crypto 10 index.

Discover our options markets, interest rates, bonds, sectors and more.

How much will I have to pay?

Margins

CFDs are leveraged, meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit initially. This initial deposit is called margin.

Spreads and commissions

Your main payment for CFD trading is the spread – the difference between the buy and the sell price. This is our charge for executing your trade.
We charge a spread on every market except for share CFDs, which you’ll pay a commission on instead. We work to keep these charges among the lowest in the business.

Market Retail margin Leverage equivalent Professional margin
What is this?
Leverage equivalent
Forex 3.33% 1:30 0.45% 1:222
Indices 5% 1:20 0.45% 1:222
Shares 20% 1:5 4.5% 1:22
Commodities 5% 1:20 0.45% 1:222
Cryptocurrencies 50% 1:2 4.5% 1:22
Minimum spreads from Commission per side from
Forex 0.6 -
Indices 0.1 -
Shares - EU and UK shares 0.10%
US shares 2 cents
Commodities 0.3 -
Cryptocurrencies 0.1 -

Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.

How much will I have to pay?

Margins

CFDs are leveraged, meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit initially. This initial deposit is called margin.

Spreads

Your main payment for CFD trading is the spread – the difference between the buy and the sell price. This is our charge for executing your trade.
We charge a spread on every market except for share CFDs, which you’ll pay a commission on instead. We work to keep these charges among the lowest in the business.

Market Retail margin Leverage equivalent Professional margin Leverage equivalent
Forex 3.33% 1:30 0.45% 1:222
Indices 5% 1:20 0.45% 1:222
Shares 20% 1:5 4.5% 1:22
Commodities 5% 1:20 0.45% 1:222
Cryptocurrencies 50% 1:2 4.5% 1:22
Minimum spreads from
Forex 0.6
Indices 0.1
Shares 0.1
Commodities 0.3
Cryptocurrencies 0.1

Don’t miss your next opportunity. It’s free, quick and simple to create CFD account.

New to CFD trading? You can get lower minimums for one month - enabling you to trade in smaller sizes while you master CFDs.

Award-winning provider

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.2

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.2

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.2

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.2

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.

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020).
2 Negative balance protection applies to trading-related debt only, and is not available to professional traders.
3 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.
4 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
5 By number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released July 2019).

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Options are complex financial instruments and your capital is at risk. Losses may be extremely rapid.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.