Important documents

Find all the information and documentation you need to get started here.

Your capital is at risk

The value of investments can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Transfer investments

Please print out and complete the relevant form below and return to us at:

IG, Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2YA

If you are dematerialising stock then please also include your physical share certificate with the stock transfer form. 

Add US stocks

If you are an individual and want to trade US stocks we are required to document all holders of US securities according to our obligations to the US tax authorities, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Please find instructions for each form on the IRS website, complete the relevant form below and return to us at:

IG, Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2YA or 
newaccounts.uk@ig.com

  • W-8BEN (PDF) (Individual UK and Irish resident)
  • W-8BEN-E form (PDF) (non-individuals - see IRS website for guidance)
  • W-9 (PDF) 

Apply by post

Applying online is the quickest way to get started, but if you prefer to apply by post please print out and complete the form below and return to us at: 

IG, Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2YA

Share dealing application form (PDF)

Terms and agreements

Our terms and agreements govern our relationship with you and all of the trades that you enter into with us. Please make sure you read and understand them before opening an account.

Open your account

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