Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 70% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

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Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccountenquiries.uk@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re available from 8am to 6pm (UK time), Monday to Friday.

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Why choose IG?

World-leading provider

Benefit from our market-leading services, which are enjoyed by clients across the world. More traders trust us with their money than anyone else.1

Low costs

Get spreads from as low as 0.6 points on EUR/USD, and 1 point on FTSE 100. Our charges are clear, so you’ll always know what fees you stand to pay.

Award-winning technology

Trade effortlessly with our fast, reliable platform and easy-to-use mobile and tablet apps. You can also get integrated access to MT4.

Clients come first

Your success is important to us. That’s why we help you manage risk with stops and limits. You’re also safeguarded against debt with negative balance protection, thanks to UK regulation.2

Ways to trade with IG

Spread betting

Take advantage of rising or falling markets, tax-free.3 Trade on a wide range of markets with spreads starting from as low as 0.1% on shares.

CFD trading

Trading CFDs is a flexible and accessible way to find opportunity on the financial markets. Enjoy direct market access on forex4 and shares.

Both spread bets and CFDs give you access to over 17,000 markets. These derivative products enable you to use leverage to gain greater exposure to a market. However, while this can lead to magnified profits, it can also lead to amplified losses.

Short selling is a high-risk trading method because market prices can keep rising – theoretically exposing you to unlimited losses. If you’re using derivatives, you can attach stops to your positions to protect yourself.

Choose the UK’s No.1 spread betting and CFD provider1

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best spread betting and CFD provider? With 45 years of experience, we're proud to offer a truly market-leading service.

Award-winning service

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 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released June 2020).
2 Negative balance protection is a legal requirement in the UK which means your bank account with us can never fall below zero. Negative balance protection does not apply to professional traders.
3 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
4 From 2 July 2018, regulatory interventions mean that certain products are unavailable to retail traders. As a result, we can only offer Forex Direct (forex DMA) to professional traders. To find out more about this, and to check whether you are eligible for a professional account, please see our professional account page.