Cryptocurrency trading

Trade eight cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, ether, ripple and litecoin – no wallet needed. Or get broad exposure in a single trade with our Crypto 10 index.

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 trade cryptocurrencies with us?

Trade rising and falling prices on leverage to make the most of volatility1

Our deep internal liquidity means there’s more chance of executing your trade at your chosen price

Protect your capital with negative balance protection2 and guaranteed stops3

Safely and easily deposit and withdraw funds. We’re a regulated FTSE 250 company

Speculate on 10 major cryptos, or get wider exposure to the market with our Crypto 10 index

Tax-free profits when you trade with a spread betting crypto account4

Cryptocurrencies you can trade with us

Bitcoin cash

Stellar (XLM)

NEO

EOS

You can also trade our Crypto 10 index, giving you exposure to the ten largest coins with a single trade.

Live prices on popular cryptos

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only.

Ways to trade cryptocurrencies with us in the UK

Spread betting CFD
Main benefits Profits are tax-free in the UK4 Tax-deductible losses are useful for hedging4
Accessible to All clients All clients
Traded in £ (or other base currency) per point Contracts
Tax status No capital gains tax (CGT) or stamp duty4 No stamp duty, but you do pay CGT. Losses can be offset as a tax deduction4
Commission Commission-free (just pay our spread) Commission-free (just pay our spread)
Platforms Web, mobile app and advanced crypto trading platforms Web, mobile app and advanced crypto trading platforms
Learn more Learn more

What is cryptocurrency trading?

When you trade cryptocurrency, you’re speculating on whether a crypto’s price will go up or down – without needing to own any underlying coins.

What are the benefits of cryptocurrency trading?

Trade tax-efficiently,4 magnify your exposure with leverage and go long or short on the price – all without the expense of an exchange account.

How do I trade cryptocurrencies?

  1. Open a trading account
  2. Find an opportunity
  3. Take a position
  4. Monitor your trade

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.

How much will I have to pay?

Margins

Spread betting and CFD trading are forms of leveraged trading. This means you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit. Though not actually a cost to you, the margin you pay makes a big difference to the affordability of your trade.

Spreads

Your key payment for trading cryptocurrencies is the spread, the difference between the buy and the sell price – essentially our commission for executing your trade. We work to keep our spreads among the lowest in the business.

Spot FX Retail margin Leverage equivalent Professional margin
What is this?
Leverage equivalent
Bitcoin 50% 1:2 4.5% 1:22
Ether 50% 1:2 4.5% 1:22
Ripple 50% 1:2 4.5% 1:22
Bitcoin Cash 50% 1:2 9% 1:11
Litecoin 50% 1:2 9% 1:11
EOS 50% 1:2 9% 1:11
Stellar 50% 1:2 9% 1:11
NEO 50% 1:2 9% 1:11
Crypto 10 index 50% 1:2 9% 1:11

Spread betting CFDs MT4
Bitcoin 36 36 36
Ether 1.2 1.2 1.2
Ripple 0.36 0.36 0.36
Bitcoin Cash 2 2 2
Litecoin 0.4 0.4 0.4
EOS 4 4 4
Stellar 0.2 0.2 0.2
Crypto 10 index 38 38 n/a

How much will I have to pay?

Margins

Spread betting and CFD trading are forms of leveraged trading. This means you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit. Though not actually a cost to you, the margin you pay makes a big difference to the affordability of your trade.

Spreads

Your key payment for trading cryptocurrencies is the spread, the difference between the buy and the sell price – essentially our commission for executing your trade. We work to keep our spreads among the lowest in the business.

Spot FX Retail margin Leverage equivalent Professional margin Leverage equivalent
Bitcoin 50% 1:2 4.5% 1:22
Ether 50% 1:2 4.5% 1:22
Ripple 50% 1:2 4.5% 1:22
Bitcoin Cash 50% 1:2 9% 1:11
Litecoin 50% 1:2 9% 1:11
EOS 50% 1:2 9% 1:11
Stellar 50% 1:2 9% 1:11
NEO 50% 1:2 9% 1:11
Crypto 10 index 50% 1:2 9% 1:11

Spread betting CFDs MT4
Bitcoin 36 36 36
Ether 1.2 1.2 1.2
Ripple 0.36 0.36 0.36
Bitcoin Cash 2 2 2
Litecoin 0.4 0.4 0.4
EOS4 4 4 4
Stellar 0.2 0.2 0.2
Crypto 10 index 38 38 n/a

Opening a spread betting or CFD account with IG is free and simple. You’ll get access to 11 cryptocurrency markets, and you don’t have to fund or trade until you’re ready.

When you’re ready to open a position, you can add stops and limits to manage your risk. As a new trader you’ll also get lower minimum deal sizes for one month.

The UK’s best crypto trading platform

Discover crypto opportunity on the UK’s best web-based platform and mobile trading app,5 as well as popular third-party platforms including MetaTrader 4.

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

FAQs

Our Crypto 10 index tracks the price of the top ten cryptocurrencies, changed every quarter:

  • Bitcoin
  • Ether
  • Ripple
  • Litecoin
  • Bitcoin cash
  • EOS
  • Bitcoin SV
  • Cardano
  • Monero
  • Stellar

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1 While leverage magnifies profits, it will also magnify losses.
2 Negative balance protection is not available for professional accounts.
3 Guaranteed stops incur a small premium if triggered.
4 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
5 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.