Create account

Open a spread betting, CFD or share dealing account, or a combination of all three, and start trading instantly on shares, indices, forex and more.

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Fill in a simple form

We’ll ask about your trading knowledge to ensure you get the best experience

Get instant verification

We can usually verify your identity immediately

Fund and start trading

You can also withdraw your money easily, whenever you like

Why choose IG?

  • Easy-to-use platforms

    Identify and respond to opportunity quickly and securely on fast, powerful platforms and natively designed apps.

  • The world’s No.11

    Join over 178,000 traders worldwide who trust our FTSE 250, FCA-regulated status, and benefit from over 40 years’ market leadership and expertise.

  • Competitive spreads

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

    Gain the skills you need to succeed with our range of training resources, and practise as you learn with your risk-free demo account.

Trade on our best-ever platform

You’ll find a wealth of smart features to save you time and help you deal.

Fast charts

Our fastest, most responsive charts ever, built with HTML5 technology.

Trading alerts

Count on your platform to keep you informed, with a range of cutting-edge alerts.

Best execution

Our technology is engineered for speed, stability and better prices.

Become a better trader

Improve your skills, whatever your level of experience.

Your account gives you full, free access to our range of educational resources:

  • Step-by-step interactive courses
  • Live, expert-led seminars
  • Live and on-demand webinars
  • Risk-free £10,000 demo account

Trade on the go

Create an account from our iOS or Android app, designed for optimum performance on your device.

1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019)

2 The advertised offering is only available to individual clients capable of obtaining ‘professional’ status. This requires experience of trading relevant products on your own account above a certain size, experience of working within the financial sector for at least one year in a relevant position and/or a personal investment portfolio worth at least €500,000.


Requirements checklist

  • You must be over 18
  • You must successfully meet our appropriateness assessment (within the application form) to see if spread betting, CFD trading or share dealing is appropriate for you – this is a regulatory requirement
  • We can accept spread betting applications from residents in most countries, except United States, Turkey, or Australia
  • We can also open a UK CFD trading account for people from most countries, but it may be more convenient for you to deal with an office closer to home
  • Please note you must be a UK resident to open an IG stocks and shares ISA

Information checklist

Full terms and agreements

What we ask you

  • We need your name and address to establish your identity – this protects against possible fraud
  • We ask about your financial trading experience to assess if spread betting, CFD trading or share dealing are appropriate for you – this is a regulatory requirement
  • New clients can access spread betting, CFD trading and share dealing from one login, but you can choose just one type if required

Peace of mind

  • We’ll never contact your employer as part of the application
  • Your data is kept securely in line with our privacy policy and the Data Protection Act
  • We’ll never ask for a deposit to open an account

Help and support

Get answers about your account or our services.

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We're here 24hrs a day from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Experienced trader?

Qualify for an IG professional account, and you could get lower margins and additional services.Create your trading account, then follow the prompt and check your eligibility.

Find out more

For professional traders only. Losses can exceed deposits.

Corporate account

Find out more about our corporate accounts or contact us by email or by phone +44 20 7573 0219.

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

Other ways to apply

Apply by post

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

New Accounts
Cannon Bridge House
25 Dowgate Hill

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

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 68% 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.