How long will it take to open a Smart Portfolio account?

We aim to open your account as quickly as possible. We request some straightforward information, and ask some questions to help us make informed decisions about how to invest your money. In the event we require more information from you, it may take a little longer to open your account.

However, we have a large customer support team, so most accounts can be opened on the same day you apply.

Related questions

Improve your skills

Become a better trader with IG Academy. Take engaging step-by-step courses, attend expert-led seminars and webinars. 

Get peer support

Have your questions answered by like-minded traders and IG staff over at IG Community

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.