CFD account details

Our charges

There's no minimum balance to open an account with IG. Once you've funded your account and started trading, our main charge on each trade is the spread or a small commission for shares trades.

You choose your price per contract (we offer lower minimum contract sizes for new clients), and put down a margin payment. This allows you full exposure to a market with only a fraction of the total capital you'd normally need. Other charges can apply – see our charges and fees for more details.

Take a look at a share trading example, or a more detailed indices trading example.

Account benefits

When you open an IG account you're joining the world's No. 1 CFD provider* and the best forex provider in Singapore.^

All our clients benefit from:

  • Tight spreads, low commissions and low margins on over 15,000 markets
  • A superior trading platform, available across the web and mobile devices
  • Expert charting packages
  • Free seminars and live webinars
  • Friendly, helpful customer support
  • Free data, research and analysis tools
  • Security of a financially strong, FTSE 250 company, founded in 1974

What you need to know

Like all financial products, CFD trading carries risk. If the market moves against you, you lose money. However, as CFDs are a leveraged product, the risks can be greater – with the possibility of losses exceeding deposits.

With an IG CFD trading account, you can manage your exposure using a range of risk management tools, including stops and automated alerts. We’ll also help you learn the essentials of risk management, and you can practise your strategies using a demo account.

It's also important to read and understand our account information documents before you get started, including the RDS and Customer agreement.

Account essentials

Account charges

Setup charge No fee
Annual charge No fee
Inactivity fee $25 fee on the first of every month, if no dealing activity has occurred for two years or more
Account closure No fee

Trading details

Markets Over 15,000 global markets
Commission Yes, on certain markets
Overnight funding Yes, charges apply
Tax-free No
Traded in Shares or contracts
Minimum trade size $1 per trade for first two weeks1
Margin/leverage From 2% for forex, 10% for shares and 5% for indices
Trading by phone Yes
Risk management Full range of tools available

Platforms and tools

Platforms available All platforms
Demo account Yes
Live streaming IG charts Yes
Advanced charting packages Yes (free to active account holders2
Technical analysis tools Yes
Economic calendar Yes
Live Reuters news Yes
Free market data Yes (refundable fees apply for some shares data3)

Support and education

24/7 phone support (Mon-Fri) Yes
Educational videos and guides Yes
In-person seminars Yes
Live webinars Yes
Introductory programme


News and articles from IG experts


Open an account now

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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* Largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements. As at September 2015.

^ Awarded the best forex provider in Singapore by the Global Brands Magazine in 2016

1 Introductory offer. See more details.

2,3 See more about our charges and fees

Buying Barclays plc light

Buying Barclays

Underlying market/value

Barclays Plc 289.85/290

Our price 289.85/290

Buy at 290

Deal size 2000 shares
Margin required


What happens next? The market rises steadily to 295.05
Underlying market 294.85/295.05

Sell at 294.85

Gross profit

294.85 – 290 = 4.85p

Gross profit = 4.85p x 2000 shares = £97

What if...

If the underlying market fell to 282.25 instead, and assuming same costs:

-7.75p x 2000 shares

Gross loss = £155

To calculate your net profit or loss, you would need to factor in any spread, commission or funding charges. See our detailed example for more information.

Selling the FTSE 100 Cash CFD and FSB Detailed

Selling the FTSE 100: detailed

  Cash CFD
Underlying market/value

FTSE 100 JUN13 Future 6400

Our market and price 

FTSE 100 Cash


Sell at 6441.05

Deal size

1 contract

£10 per contract
Margin required


Margin requirement per contract x number of contracts

£250 x 1

What happens next? The market drops dramatically, reaching 6300 at 10pm, when funding is calculated. It rises a little overnight, to 6310

Funding = £3.47

(One-month LIBOR eg 0.49% minus 2.5% x £10 x 6300)/365


Buy at 6310.5

Overall market movement & profit/loss

Gross profit = £1305.50

6441.05 – 6310.5 = 130.55

Each contract is worth £10 per point


1-point IG spread (included)

Funding cost: £3.47

Net profit

£1302.03 net profit

What if...

If the market rose 130.5 points instead:

130.5 x £10 + £3.40

£1308.40 net loss

Please note we make a cash adjustment to your account to reflect funding charges for any Cash CFD held open overnight.


Requirements checklist

  • You must be over 18
  • You must successfully meet our suitability criteria and pass a Customer Knowledge Assessment (CKA), which determine whether CFD trading is appropriate for you. The CKA is a regulatory requirement.
  • We can also open a CFD trading account in Singapore for people from most countries, but it may be more convenient for you to trade with an office closer to home.

Information checklist

  • It’s important to understand the basics of CFD trading
  • Do you understand the risks?
  • Read the following important information: 
  • Margins and effect of leaverage
  • Risk Disclsoure statement
  • Customer agreement (PDF, 1023KB)
  • Complaint channel
  • Privacy notice

Full terms and agreements

What we ask you

  • We need proof to establish your identity
  • We ask about your education, work and financial trading experience to assess if CFD trading is appropriate for you – this is a regulatory requirement
  • Find out more about how to apply for an account

Peace of mind

  • We’ll never contact your employer as part of the application
  • Your data will be held in accordance with our Privacy Policy
  • We’ll never ask for a deposit to open an account

Contact us

Our office is open 5 days a week Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Support line is available 24hrs a day from 8am GMT Saturday to 10pm GMT Friday

+65 6390 5118

You can also email us

Visit our storefront office at 9 Battery Road

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