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Investing for the future? Take full control, or let us do it for you

Open an investment account for access to opportunities across 13,000+ shares and ETFs – from £0 commission on US stocks1 – or open a ready-made, low-cost, diversified Smart Portfolio.

Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account.

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Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

Contact us 0800 409 6789

Remember: the value of investments can go up or down. You could get back less than you invest.

Choose your investment account

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Share dealing

Buy and sell thousands of global shares and ETFs. Trade US shares from £0 commission and UK shares from just £3 commission.1 Plus, pay only 0.5% for FX conversion.

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Smart Portfolios

Invest via a portfolio designed by the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock. We monitor and manage it based on your goals and risk profile, at a fraction of traditional wealth managers’ costs.

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Flexible ISAs

Maximise your returns with a tax-efficient individual savings account (ISA) wrapper. Invest up to £20,000 in 2023/24 without having to pay capital gains tax or income tax on your returns.2

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SIPPs

Start saving for retirement or combine existing pension funds into a single, low-cost account, and receive tax benefits with a self-invested personal pension (SIPP).

Investment returns aren't guaranteed and can vary. Past performance doesn't guarantee future results.

Choose your investment account

Share dealing icon

Share dealing

Buy and sell thousands of global shares and ETFs. Trade US shares from £0 commission and UK shares from just £3 commission.1 Plus, pay only 0.5% for FX conversion.

Share dealing icon

Smart Portfolios

Invest via a portfolio designed by the world’s largest asset manager, Blackrock. We monitor and manage it based on your goals and risk profile, at a fraction of traditional wealth managers’ costs.

Share dealing icon

Flexible ISAs

Maximise your returns with a tax-efficient individual savings account (ISA) wrapper. Invest up to £20,000 in 2023/24 without having to pay capital gains tax or income tax on your returns.2

Share dealing icon

SIPPs

Start saving for retirement or combine existing pension funds into a single, low-cost account, and receive tax benefits with a self-invested personal pension (SIPP).

Investment returns aren't guaranteed and can vary. Past performance doesn't guarantee future results.

How to open an investment account

You can apply to open an investment account with us in a matter of minutes; plus you can transfer your current investments if you’re already an investor elsewhere. We have nearly five decades of market experience and a global footprint.

Open a share dealing account

Share dealing is the buying and selling of shares of a company, exchange traded fund (ETF) or investment trust. The aim of share dealing is usually to make a profit and earn a passive income through dividend payouts.

  • Wide range of investments to choose from
  • Low dealing costs
  • Out-of-hours availability on a selection of US shares
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Open a Smart Portfolio

A Smart Portfolio is a broadly diversified, low-cost portfolio that’s fully managed by our experts.

  • Designed by BlackRock – the world’s largest asset manager
  • Lower fees than traditional wealth managers
  • Tailored to your preferred risk level
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Open an ISA account

An ISA is an investment account wrapper that exempts you from income and capital gains tax on amounts up to £20,000. You can open an ISA by adding an ISA wrapper to a share dealing account or Smart Portfolio on our platform.

  • Select your own investments or let our experts choose for you
  • Make withdrawals flexibly without forfeiting the amount from your allowance2
  • Any profits you make from a stocks and shares ISA will be free from capital gains tax2
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Open a SIPP account

A SIPP is an investment account that enables you to save for retirement in a tax-efficient way. You can create a SIPP by adding it to your share dealing account or Smart Portfolio on MyIG.

  • Our SIPPs are managed by Options UK, an independent provider of specialist pension services
  • Wide range of investments to choose from, or opt for a ready-made portfolio
  • Buying and selling US shares is commission-free1
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Transfer your investments to us

Open an investment account with us and transfer your existing share dealing, ISA or SIPP account with other providers in a matter of minutes, and enjoy no charge for electronic shares.3

Why open an investment account with us?

Excellent technology, low fees and great customer service are some of the reasons why investors open an account with us.

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Award-winning platform4

Access market leading technology on platforms that are powerful, intuitive and offer full visibility on pricing and performance

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Make free withdrawals at any time

Get low commission rates and management fees, pay no sign-up, exit or platform charges, and make withdrawals at any time

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Range of investments

Choose from 13,000+ stocks and ETFs as well as managed portfolios, ISA, and SIPP accounts

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Tax efficiency

Maximise your returns through tax benefits that add even more value to your investment with an ISA or SIPP account2

Investing on our award-winning platform

Our share dealing platform is built on the UK’s No.1 trading platform:4

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  • Invest using market-leading technology4
  • Explore features that are optimised for an intuitive experience
  • Access the platform on our web platform on your desktop or via our mobile app
  • Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that the funds in your account are securely protected

Our services and technology have been consistently recognised in our industry. Our awards include:

Best Share Dealing Platform
Your Money Investment Finance Awards

Best for Low-cost ISA – more than 50k
Boring Money Best Buy Awards

Best for Share Traders
Boring Money Best Buy Awards

Best Multi-Platform Provider and Best Platform for the Active Trader
ADVFN International Financial Awards

Best Customer Service
Online Money Awards

Best Finance App
ADVFN International Financial Awards

How we support you

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IG Community

Explore insights of experienced traders, plus share and find ideas about market opportunities

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IG Academy

Develop your knowledge with resources that are free to use and suitable for investors of all experience levels

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Contact us

Reach out to us for support via phone, email or social media – 24 hours a day, 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday

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1 Your commissions will be determined based on your share dealing activity. Place 3+ trades on your share dealing account to qualify for our best commission rates the following month.
Please note published rates are valid up to £25,000 notional value. See our full list of share dealing charges and fees.
2 Invest up to £20,000 in an ISA in 2023/24 without incurring capital gains or income tax. You can invest all of this in a stocks and shares ISA, split it between a stocks and shares ISA and a cash ISA, or invest it all in a cash ISA. Receive up to 45% tax relief on contributions up to £40,000 per tax year in your SIPP account. You don't pay tax while your savings are invested. Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
3 Physical share dematerialisation fee is £100 (inclusive of VAT) per certificate. Electronic shares are transferred free of charge. IG SIPPs are administered by James Hay, who charge a £205 annual fee and may charge for transferring investments not currently held in a SIPP. You may be out of the market for a period while your transfer takes place.
4 Best platform for the active trader, best multi-platform provider and best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2024. Best share dealing platform as awarded at the Your Money Investment Finance Awards 2024.