Professional clients gain access to account features not available to retail clients, but lose certain investor protections.
For professionals only. Losses can exceed deposits. Negative balance protection is not available for professional accounts.1
Am I eligible to be an IG professional client?
If you answer ‘yes’ to two or more of the following, you could be eligible to be classified as a professional trader.
- Has your trading averaged 10 significantly sized leverage transactions per quarter over the last 4 quarters?
- Do you have a financial instrument portfolio, including cash deposits, exceeding €500,000?
- Have you worked in the financial sector in a professional position, requiring knowledge of derivatives trading, for at least a year?
The benefits of choosing IG
Founded in 1974 as the first company of our kind, we’ve been at the forefront of our industry ever since. More traders trust us with their money than anyone else, making us the world’s No.1 choice for spread betting and CFD trading.2
Rest assured that when you trade with us, your funds are safeguarded in a range of ways.
Find the perfect vehicle for your trading from our range of platforms and apps.
Choose from over 17,000 markets, with many available for out-of-hours dealing.
Friendly, expert support
Get help 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.
Effective risk management
Use our range of stop and limit orders to help protect your interests.
Timely news and analysis
Inform your decisions with in-platform market insight.
We’ve been recognised time and time again by our industry, both for the services and the technology that we provide.
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1 As an IG professional client, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that your account doesn’t fall into a negative balance. If it does, you’ll need to make additional payments to bring your balance back above zero.
2 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020).