Contact us

New to IG: +44 207 633 5300
Existing clients: +44 207 896 0079
Email: newaccounts.uk@ig.com

Start trading now

It’s free to open an account and no downloads are required to use our web-based platform.

Free demo account

Practise trading with €10,000 virtual funds.

Markets to trade

Discover our range of over 16,000 markets, with more added all the time.

  • Indices

    With continuous 24-hour prices on 25 markets.

  • Forex

    Trade forex with spreads from just 0.6 points.

  • Shares

    Deal on over 10,500 shares, or buy and sell outright.

  • Commodities

    Trade on a range of hard and soft commodities.

Trade these markets with IG

We offer two key ways to trade these markets. Both spread betting and CFDs provide a range of unique benefits to traders.

Spread betting

Speculate on future market price movements, without having to buy the underlying asset.

  • No capital gains tax2
  • No commission, just our spread
  • No stamp duty2
  • Never stay below zero with negative balance protection3

CFDs

Trade the difference in market price between opening your contract and closing it.

  • DMA on shares and forex
  • Offset losses against profits as tax deduction
  • No stamp duty2
  • Never stay below zero with negative balance protection3

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 81% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.