You need to qualify for a professional account to use our collateral service. You can then link your margined professional account – whether spread betting or CFD – to your share dealing account:
- Log in to My IG
- 'Live accounts'
- 'Set up collateral'
Once linked, you can use a percentage of the value of your share portfolio as collateral to cover the margin on your spread bets or CFDs. How much depends on the make-up of your portfolio.
Importantly, you can only use your shareholdings to cover the margin on your spread bets or CFDs. Any running losses will need to be covered by the available cash in your margined account.