How to fund your account

Instructions for funding your IG CFD account

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Once you’ve opened an account with us, you’ll need to fund it before you can place your first trade. There are three ways you can add funds to your IG account.

By debit or credit card

In order to pay by debit or credit card, log in to your account and click the ‘payments’ button. Here you’ll see any cards you’ve added before, along with the option to add a new card.

Once you’ve filled out your card details, select the amount you’d like to deposit and hit ‘confirm’. Please note that the card must be in your name.

By bank transfer

Log in to your account and click the ‘payments’ button. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click where it says ‘to make a bank transfer click here’, and follow the instructions.

You’ll have to make the payment from a bank account held in your name, and include your IG account number as a reference. 

If your payment is completed before midday, then it should show as available funds on the same day. If you want to display your available balance, select ‘available to deal’ from the ‘edit’ menu on the platform. It should then appear at the top of the page.

By PayPal

Log in to your desktop account and click the ‘payments’ button. Select 'Fund via PayPal' and follow the instructions.

Please note that you can only link one PayPal account to your IG account and that we can only accept payment from a PayPal account in the same name as your IG account.

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