Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% 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.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

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New to IG: +35 318 009 95362
Existing clients: +35 318 009 95364
Email: newaccounts.uk@ig.com

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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

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

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.

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.

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):

Email: newaccounts.uk@ig.com

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No, you don't need to send any money to open your account, though you will have to deposit funds before you start trading.

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. 

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.

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.