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You can also withdraw your money easily, whenever you like

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Why open a trading account with us?

Easy-to-use platforms

Seize your opportunity quickly and securely on fast, powerful platforms and apps.

The world’s No.11

Join over 239,000 traders worldwide who trust our FTSE 250, FCA-regulated status, and benefit from over 45 years’ market leadership and expertise.

Competitive spreads

Trade popular markets like EUR/USD from 0.6 points, FTSE 100 from 1 point and Spot Gold from 0.3 points.

Friendly support

We’re on hand to help you achieve your trading goals, right from the moment you join – 24hrs a day from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Effective risk management

Help protect your capital in-platform with our range of stop and limit orders, and keep track of your funds with an always-visible snapshot of your profit and loss.

Expert education

Develop your trading skills with our range of learning resources and practise risk-free in your demo account. Monitor your performance with the trade analytics tool once you start trading live.

What traders are saying

"IG is consistently reliable and trustworthy. You need a name you can trust when you have your money with them"

"IG are premier league compared to other trading systems. I have continuously recommended IG"

"IG is a fantastic broker. Easy deposits, great learning aids and their signals are also very good"

"IG offers by far the best trading service in the UK. Their whole team are both knowledgeable and helpful"

Who are IG?

We invented spread betting in 1974 and have led the way in our industry ever since. Today, we’re the world’s No.1 choice for spread betting and CFD trading.1

Our business model is built around being on your side and wanting you to trade profitably. We’re a FTSE 250 company, based in London, authorised and regulated by the FCA. We keep your money secure in ring-fenced accounts at regulated banks.

Who are IG?

We invented spread betting in 1974 and have led the way in our industry ever since. Today, we’re the world’s No.1 choice for spread betting and CFD trading.1

Our business model is built around being on your side and wanting you to trade profitably. We’re a FTSE 250 company, based in London, authorised and regulated by the FCA. We keep your money secure in ring-fenced accounts at regulated banks.

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Trade on the UK's best platform2

Create a trading account with IG and you’ll find a wealth of features to save you time and help you deal.

Fast charts

Spot your opportunity and deal direct from our fastest, most responsive HTML5 charts ever.

Trading alerts

Keep your finger on the pulse, wherever you are, with price, indicator and economic alerts.

Best execution

Your success means you’ll stay with us. So we do our utmost to act in your favour at every stage of the dealing process.

Trade wherever, whenever

Busy schedule? Take your position on the move from our award-winning apps.2

Important information

  • Applying by post
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Proof of identity
  • Corporate account

If you'd prefer to apply by post, download and print the relevant pdf form and send it to:

New Accounts
IG
Cannon Bridge House
25 Dowgate Hill
London
EC4R 2YA

Please remember to include proof of your identity when returning this form. Also make sure that you’ve read and understood our risk disclosure notice, customer agreements, order execution policy, conflicts policy and complaints information.

  • You must be over 18
  • You must meet our appropriateness assessment (in the application form) to see if spread betting, CFD trading or share dealing is appropriate for you – this is a regulatory requirement
  • You must be resident in the UK or Ireland to open a spread betting account
  • Please note you must be a UK resident to open an IG stocks and shares ISA

Information checklist

Full terms and agreements

We must verify your identity before opening an account for you.

We aim to finalise or respond to your application within a few business hours. Please provide a copy of the following documents:

  • Passport OR driving licence
  • PLUS a bank statement, credit card bill or utility bill from the last six months (we can’t accept mobile phone bills)

You can send these via any of the methods below:

1. Take a photo of the documents on your smartphone or tablet, then 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.

If you’d prefer to discuss your application with a member of our account opening team, please call us on 0800 195 3100 (freephone) or +44 (0) 20 7633 5300.

You can also ask about opening an account on 0800 195 3100 or newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We're here 24hrs a day from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

To find out more about our corporate accounts, email us on institutionalsales@ig.com or give us a call on +44 20 7573 0219.

If you're ready to apply, please complete one of the below:

FAQ

What is an online trading account?

An online trading account enables you to trade on markets like forex, shares, indices and more. You may also be able to trade on both desktop and mobile, dependent on your provider.

How do I open a trading account online?

You can open a trading account by simply completing an online form – meaning that you can often start trading in minutes.

What markets can I trade with an IG trading account?

You can typically trade across thousands of markets – such as forex, shares, indices, cryptocurrencies, options and more.

Is online trading safe?

Your security is ultimately in the hands of your provider. 256-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption – used by IG – is the current industry standard for online financial transactions. Some providers also offer two-factor authentication for added account security.

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020)
2 Best trading platform as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019. Best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% 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.