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Introduction programme

New clients can deal with reduced risk while learning to use our products and platforms

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Start with lower minimums

Build your confidence by trading with reduced minimums for six weeks (UK share CFDs) and two weeks (spread betting and all other CFDs). 

Spread betting

Week Minimum bet size
1-2 50% of normal*
3+ Normal


Bet online with reduced minimum deal sizes for the first two weeks, to reduce your exposure as you develop your understanding of spread betting.

*See normal minimum bet, available spread and margin factors for your preferred markets on our charges page.


Week Minimum trade size

Min. online commission (UK shares)

1-2 50% of normal* £1
3-4 Normal £2.50
5-6 Normal £5
7+ Normal Normal

For UK shares you get lower minimum online commissions for the first six weeks, and for all markets you can trade with reduced minimum trade sizes for the first two weeks.

Share dealing

Get a £5 commission rate on UK shares when you add share dealing to your existing IG account and place at least one spread bet or CFD trade in the previous month*

Learn more about share dealing with IG

Free educational guide


Use the free educational guides below to help you improve your understanding of our products:

Spread betting

Module 1: Overview and dealing online (PDF 1.98MB)
Module 2: Using orders to deal (PDF 2.92MB)
Module 3: Leverage and margin (PDF 1.23MB)
Module 4: Attitude to risk (PDF 1.04MB)
Module 5: Financial markets (PDF 527KB)
Module 6: Spread betting discipline (PDF 1.22MB)


Module 1: CFDs: Overview (PDF 1.22MB)
Module 2: Financial markets (PDF 1.82MB)
Module 3: Using orders to trade (PDF 2.18MB)
Module 4: Leverage and margin (PDF 1.20MB)
Module 5: Attitude to risk (PDF 1.22MB)
Module 6: Trading discipline (PDF 1.31MB)

Free personal platform tour

When you open an account, one of our account managers can call you to talk through the basics of how to use our platform and how to set up and fund your account.

Once you’re set up, our 24-hour client services team is available to offer ongoing help and support.

Open an account now

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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*If your share dealing account is accessible under the same login as your active spread betting or CFD account, you can qualify for our lowest commission rate if you have placed at least one spread bet or CFD trade in the same calendar month as your application. If you apply for share dealing in the month following a trade in an existing account you will not receive this rate during your first month where both accounts are active, but will do so in the months following. See our full charges and fees.

Contact us

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and 9am to 5pm Saturday.

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