Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 70% 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.

How do I transfer my shares or ISAs from another broker to IG?

Transferring from a UK-based broker to IG

If you have an active IG share dealing or ISA account, you can request to transfer your personal shares or ISAs to IG from another UK-based broker. Simply open the ‘live accounts’ section in your My IG dashboard and follow the steps below.

  1. Using a web browser, log in to your My IG dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘live accounts’ tab
  3. From the drop down menu, choose the share dealing or ISA account you wish to transfer to
  4. Select ‘stock transfers’ (for share dealing) or 'ISA transfers' (for ISAs)
  5. Click on ‘start request now’ and follow the on-screen prompts
  6. Download, print and sign the pre-populated document which will be generated for you, then email your signed copy to transfers@ig.com or post the original to the address shown on the form*
  7. Track your transfer from your My IG dashboard and keep an eye out for any emails from us

* Please note wet signatures are required to initiate the transfer request - electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Transferring from a broker based outside of the UK to IG

  • Europe-based or US-based brokers to IG: Contact your broker you wish to transfer from to initiate the request. They’ll guide you accordingly and contact our transfers team
  • Australia-based broker to IG: Complete the relevant form which can be downloaded here, sign with a wet signature and email a copy to helpdesk.uk@ig.com for further processing and guidance

Other important information

  • We do not charge for broker-to-broker transfers to your IG share dealing or ISA accounts
  • If transferring US stocks, please ensure you have a valid W-8BEN form
  • Your ISA allowance/subscription will be amended according to the ISA history form sent from your previous broker. If you believe the amount to be incorrect you will need to contact your previous broker
  • If you have an ISA with us as well as with another broker, it’s your responsibility to ensure the consolidated amount subscribed does not exceed your £20,000 allowance per financial year
  • We aim to complete your transfer within 14 working days, but this is dependent on your transferring broker as well as the volume of transfers we’re busy with
  • You may have to liquidate certain shares if we cannot offer them. To make sure we offer specific shares before requesting a transfer, you can view our regularly-updated shares list which can be found on our main share dealing page
  • Any residual cash (cash balance not being used) is transferred via BACs or cheque, after the settlement of all shares
  • There may be a period where you are out of market while the transfer takes place. In the event you need to trade after submitting your transfer request form, email helpdesk.uk@ig.com with the details of the trades placed as soon as possible
  • We currently do not accept delisted/suspended stocks, bonds or mutual fund transfers
  • If you wish to transfer SIPPs, ETFs, or EFCs, please email helpdesk.uk@ig.com with the details and we will advise accordingly

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