Transfer investments for free

Open a share dealing account and transfer your existing shareholdings, ISAs and SIPPs for free.

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.

Why transfer your investments to IG?

  • No IG charges

    Transfer your share dealing portfolio, ISA or SIPP absolutely free from IG charges, quickly and simply1

  • Grow your portfolio for less

    £5 commission on UK shares if you've placed one leveraged trade or ten share dealing trades via a share dealing account in the prior month2

  • Use your stock as collateral

    Use your shareholdings as margin to cover your spread bets or CFDs3

How does it work?

To transfer your existing investments to IG you need to have an IG share dealing account. Don't have a share dealing account yet? Learn more about  share dealing with IG.

One form to complete

Once you've opened a share dealing account with us you can download the relevant form below. It only takes a few minutes to complete, return it to us at: IG, Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2YA

To avoid any delays when transferring US holdings, please ensure you have completed the relevant  tax forms.

We advise you to check our  shares list (PDF) to ensure we offer the securities in your portfolio. If you cannot find a particular security within this list, please contact the helpdesk to check if we are able to offer it.

What happens next?

Your shares will appear in the 'Open Positions' panel within the platform as soon as they have been transferred. Your ISAs will appear in your ISA account.

How long does it take?

There's only one short form we need you to complete, and then we'll take care of the rest.

We anticipate the majority of transfers to complete within 3-6 weeks, however this can vary as transfers are dependent on the transferring broker and beyond our control.

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.

1 Physical share dematerialisation fee is £100 (inclusive of VAT) per CREST transfer form. This fee is levied to us by our broker, and passed on to you. IG SIPPs are administered by James Hay, who charge a £195 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.

2 If you have an active CFD or spread betting account that is accessible under the same login as your share dealing account, you’ll automatically qualify for our lowest commission rate if you’ve placed at least one spread bet or CFD trade in the previous calendar month. If you do not have a CFD or spread betting account with IG, your commissions will be determined based on your share-dealing activity (UK stocks only). Place 10+ trades in the previous month to qualify for a £5 commission rate. See our full list of share dealing charges and fees.

3 When using IG’s collateral service your share portfolio is at risk. We reserve the right to liquidate any stock held on your stock broking account to offset any debit balance incurred on any of your other IG accounts.