Professional clients gain access to account features not available to retail clients, but lose certain investor protections.
For professionals only. Losses can exceed deposits. Negative balance protection is not available for professional accounts.1
Am I eligible to be an IG professional client?
If you answer ‘yes’ to two or more of the following, you could be eligible to be classified as a professional trader.
- Has your trading averaged 10 significantly sized leverage transactions per quarter over the last 4 quarters?
- Do you have a financial instrument portfolio, including cash deposits, exceeding €500,000?
- Have you worked in the financial sector in a professional position, requiring knowledge of derivatives trading, for at least a year?
The benefits of choosing IG
Founded in 1974 as the first company of our kind, we’ve been at the forefront of our industry ever since. More traders trust us with their money than anyone else, making us the world’s No.1 choice for spread betting and CFD trading.2
Rest assured that when you trade with us, your funds are safeguarded in a range of ways.
Find the perfect vehicle for your trading from our range of platforms and apps.
Choose from over 17,000 markets, with many available for out-of-hours dealing.
We’ve been recognised time and time again by our industry, both for the services and the technology that we provide.
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We’re on hand to help you achieve your trading goals, right from the moment you join.
Opening an account is free. Find out potential trading costs with our transparent fee structure.
Get a clearer picture of how your money and assets are protected when you trade with IG.
1 As an IG professional client, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that your account doesn’t fall into a negative balance. If it does, you’ll need to make additional payments to bring your balance back above zero.
2 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020).