When you deposit money into an IG account as a retail client, it’s protected in a number of ways.
Your money is held in segregated client bank (independent trust) accounts at regulated banks
Your money and assets (shares, for example) are never merged with IG’s own money or assets
IG doesn’t use your money or assets for business activities, including for hedging trades with other counterparties (or as margin for our own hedging trades)
Your assets are held by a custodian in segregated (nominee) client asset accounts
Your money and assets are ring-fenced from creditors in the unlikely event that IG goes into liquidation
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
In the event of insolvency (either IG or client money bank) you may be eligible to compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme