Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. You could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. CFDs are complex instruments. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money.

Open a forex account

Create a forex trading account with IG and have access to over 80 currency pairs starting from 0.8 pips. Open a trading account with IG today and start trading in less than five minutes. Place your trade on desktop, mobile and tablet.

Fill in the form

We can normally verify your identity instantly and you can be logged in within five minutes

Fund your account

Deposit funds with your debit card or via bank transfer

Place your first trade

Use our tools to spot an opportunity, then place your trade in seconds

Why create a Forex account with IG?

  • Web-based platform, no downloads required

  • Trade on the move with our free mobile and tablet apps

  • Access to over 80 forex pairs, with industry-leading pricing

  • Fund your account by wire transfer, ACH payment or debit card


Requirements checklist

  • You must be over 18
  • You must successfully meet our appropriateness assessment (within the application form) to see if forex trading is appropriate for you – this is a regulatory requirement

Information checklist

Full terms and agreements

What we ask you

  • We need your name and address to establish your identity – this protects against possible fraud
  • We ask about your financial trading experience to assess if forex trading is appropriate for you – this is a regulatory requirement
  • New clients can access forex trading from one login, but you can choose just one type if required

Peace of mind

  • We’ll never contact your employer as part of the application
  • Your data is kept securely in line with our privacy policy and the Data Protection Act
  • We’ll never ask for a deposit to open an account

Contact us

New Accounts

1 844 IG USA FX

Trading Services

1 312 981 0498