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

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Proof of identity

We are required by our regulator to verify your identity before we can open an account for you

We aim to respond and finalise your application within a couple of hours, during normal business hours.

We just need to see a copy of the following documents:

  • Passport OR driving licence
  • PLUS a utility bill, bank statement or credit card bill (excluding mobile phone bills) from the last six months

This can be done in any of the following ways:

    1.  Take a photo of the required documents on your smartphone or tablet, and email them to newaccounts.uk@ig.com

    2.  Fax a copy to +44 (0) 20 7 633 5370

    3.  Post a photocopy to:

         IG
         Cannon Bridge House
         25 Dowgate Hill
         London
         EC4R 2YA
         UK

If you’d prefer to discuss your application with a member of our account opening team, please call us on +44 207 633 5300

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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.