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Existing clients: +35 318 009 95364

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Open an account – it’s free and no downloads are required 

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 17,000 financial markets

  • Fund your account by bank transfer or debit/credit card

Frequently asked questions

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.

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 'Do I need to send any documents?') you will be able to start trading.

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.

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 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 trading.

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 trading platform. 

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 we are regulated by the FCA in the UK and by BaFin in Europe. We segregate retail client funds, and our platforms use industry-standard 256-bit SSL encryption – the same as PayPal or high street banks.

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.