All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

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.

Fill in the form

We can normally verify your identity instantly and you can be logged in within 3 minutes

Fund your account

Deposit funds with your credit/debit card or via bank transfer

Place your first trade

Use our tools to spot an opportunity, then place your trade in seconds

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Why create an account?

  • One platform, one login, three ways to trade

  • Web-based platform, no downloads required

  • Trade on the move with our free mobile and tablet apps

  • Full access to over 15,000 financial markets

  • Instant, online identity verification for most UK residents

  • Fund your account by bank transfer or debit/credit card

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.

Apply by mobile or tablet

If you have downloaded our app for iPad, iPhone, Android
or Windows Phone, you can open an account from the app's sign-in page.

Download the app by searching for 'IG Trading' in your
device's app store.

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:


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

Contact us

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

0800 195 3100

You can also email us at