Create your account with IG

Find CFD trading, forex and spread betting on one platform and start trading instantly

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 transfers

Place your first trade

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

Why Guardian?

Breaking News & Daily Reports – keeping you up to date with all the latest market news, with 24 hour telephone dealing desk, online, and mobile app

Construct your own portfolio across global asset classes, all within the same account, covering Shares, CFDs, ISAs, Options and Spread betting

Dedicated personal broker and secondary contact

Why create an account?

Full access to over 17,000 financial markets

 

Web based platform no download required

Trade on the move with our free mobile and tablet apps

One login, two ways of trading

  • Spread betting account
    No Capital gains tax* or stamp duty

  • CFD trading account
    Get direct market access (DMA)

  • Share dealing account
    Access thousands of international Shares

Need assistance?  Guardian telephone no: 020 7638 6996  Guardian email address:  info@guardianstockbrokers.com

* Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK. 

eligibility

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

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.