Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 70% 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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See how our offering changes in different locations around the world.

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccountenquiries.uk@ig.com. We’re available from 8am to 6pm (UK time), Monday to Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccountenquiries.uk@ig.com. We’re available from 8am to 6pm (UK time), Monday to Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Money protection and regulation

Safeguarding your money: see how your funds are protected when you trade with us

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IG contracting entity IG Index Ltd, IG Markets Ltd IG Europe GmbH1 IG Markets Ltd, Australia IG Bank S.A. IG Markets South Africa Ltd IG Asia Pte Ltd IG Markets Ltd, Australia IG Limited IG Securities Ltd IG US LLC Nadex
Does IG offer client money protection? Yes – segregated client money Yes – deposit of client assets Yes – segregated client money No Yes -segregated client money
Deposit compensation scheme (limit) Yes. FSCS (£85,000) Yes. EdW for clients of IG Europe GmbH (90% of your claim, up to € 20,000) No compensation scheme Yes. Esisuisse (CHF 100,000) No compensation scheme No compensation scheme No compensation scheme
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Our regulators: we're authorised and regulated in every region where we operate

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Authorised by FCA BaFin and Deutsche Bundesbank ASIC FINMA FSCA MAS FMA DSFA JFSA, METI, MAFF CFTC
Supervised by FCA AMF, CONSOB, FI, CNMV ASIC FINMA FSCA MAS FMA DSFA JFSA, METI, MAFF NFA CFTC
Complaints authority FOS BaFin, Deutsche Bundesbank and European Commission Australian FOS Swiss Banking Ombudsman FAIS Ombud FIDReC FSCL DFSA FINMAC NFA n/a
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Account types: see our different account types and their risk levels

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Account types offered IG trading account,
IG professional account
IG trading account,
IG professional account, IG options trading account, IG turbo24 trading account2
IG trading account, Limited risk account, Share dealing account3 IG trading account, Limited risk account IG trading account, Limited risk account, Swap-free account IG trading account, Limited risk account IG trading account Exchange account
Can you lose more than you deposit? No – thanks to UK regulation, you are entitled to negative balance protection4 No – thanks to UK regulation, you are entitled to negative balance protection4,5 Yes – on IG trading account
No – on limited risk account
Yes No, products are limited risk
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Please note: Negative balance protection is a regulatory requirement which prevents you from losing more than the funds in your account and is not a product or service of IG.

Products, markets and platforms: explore our wide range of markets and advanced platforms

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Trading products Spread betting, CFDs, share dealing CFDs, barriers, vanilla options, turbo warrants CFDs (including options , digital 100s), share dealing CFDs (including options , digital 100s) CFDs CFDs (including options , digital 100s) CFDs (including options , digital 100s) CFDs (including options, digital 100s) CFDs (including options , digital 100s) Forex Exchange-traded binaries
Range of markets 17,000+ markets, including indices, forex, shares, commodities and more 10,000+ markets, including indices, forex, shares, commodities and cryptocurrencies 80+ forex pairs 10,000+ contracts, including indices, forex and commodities
Trading platforms Desktop, mobile (iOS, Android), tablet (iOS, Android)
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Deposits and withdrawals: we make depositing and withdrawing funds as quick and easy as possible.

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Deposit / withdrawal fees Debit card: free
Credit card: free
Paypal: free
Fees vary by country of residence6 Debit card: free
Credit card: free
Paypal: n/a
Debit card: 2.3%
Credit card: 2.3%
Paypal: n/a
Debit card: free
Credit card: 1% Visa, 0.5% Mastercard
Paypal: n/a
Debit card: free
Credit card: free7
Paypal: n/a
Debit card: n/a
Credit card: n/a
Paypal: n/a
Free - except for withdrawal by wire ($25) Fees vary by country of residence8
Minimum deposit £250 €300 $450 CHF 2500 R4000 $450 $450 $300 ¥35,000 $250 $250
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Opening an account: we take great care to know and understand our clients

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Sign-up process Electronic verification / documents required Electronic verification Proof of identity required (various options) Proof of identity required Proof of identity required Electronic verification Proof of identity required (various options) Proof of identity required Electronic verification / documents required Proof of identity required
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Country of residence: your country of residence does not necessarily define which IG office you can trade with

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Accept global applications? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Local residents only? Yes Yes Yes Yes
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How we support you

Speak to our experts: our support team are here to help you in a wide range of languages.

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Languages supported English English, European10 English, Chinese German, French, Italian, English English English English English, Arabic Japanese English
Customer support11 Available 24 hours a day from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday Available 24 hours a days
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Our office locations: we serve clients all over the world and have 17 offices across five continents.

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Home office London (headquarters) Frankfurt Melbourne Geneva Johannesburg Singapore Melbourne Dubai Tokyo Chicago
Additional branches n/a Paris, Düsseldorf, Milan, Madrid, Stockholm Sydney Zurich n/a n/a Sydney n/a n/a n/a n/a
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It’s up to you to choose which IG entity best meets your individual needs. Please note that if you’re applying to a non-UK/non-European entity you won’t be subject to UK or European client protections, including those protecting retail clients (such as leverage caps and negative balance protection). However, local protections will apply. This also means that your funds won’t be covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, although alternatives may still be available (see above for details).

1 A small number of European clients have older accounts with IG Markets Ltd. If you’re unsure which IG business you’re contracted with, please call us on +44 (0)207 896 0011 for assistance. If you were based in Europe and opened an account prior to 30 January 2019, you will likely have an account with IG Markets
2 Available only to clients based in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway
3 Australian residents only
4 Doesn't apply to an IG professional account
5 Retail clients contracting with our French branch receive a limited risk account by default in compliance with French regulation
6 Non-APAC residents: free. APAC residents: debit card - free; credit card - 1% Visa, 0.5% Mastercard; PayPal - 1%
7 Professional clients only
8 ​US residents: debit card, ACH, wire and check deposits - free; debit withdrawals - not available; ACH withdrawals - free; wire withdrawal - $25. Non-US residents: debit card and international bank transfer deposits - free; debit withdrawals - not available; international bank transfer withdrawals - $25
9 German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish
10 All times shown are UK times