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. 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.

How do I open a demo spread betting or CFD account?

Demo accounts allow you to practise trading risk-free. If you’re new to IG and would like to develop your trading skills and familiarise yourself with our trading platform, you can click here to open a demo account. You’ll receive a pre-set balance of £10,000 in virtual funds to start practising and try out your trading strategies.

When opening a live account with us, you can access a demo account from your My IG dashboard on your desktop or the ‘accounts’ section of the mobile app. If you’re having difficulty finding your demo account, you can add a new demo account by clicking on ‘add an account’ and following the on-screen prompts.

If you’re interested in practising with more advanced software, you can sign up for an MT4 demo account.

Click here to find out the difference between a demo and live account.

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