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 and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

Proof of identity

We are required by our regulator to verify your identity before we can open an account for you.

We aim to respond and finalise your application within a couple of hours, during normal business hours.

We just need to see a copy of the following documents:

  • Passport OR driving license
  • PLUS a utility bill, bank statement or credit card bill (excluding mobile phone bills) from the last six months

This can be done in any of the following ways:

1. Take a photo of the required documents on your smartphone or tablet, and email them to newaccounts.us@ig.com

2. Fax a copy to 1 312 981 105050

3. Post a photocopy to:

IG
200 West Jackson Blvd.,
Suite 1450 Chicago,
Il 60606

If you’d prefer to discuss your application with a member of our account opening team, please call us at 1(312) 981-0499

Contact us

New Accounts

1 844 IG USA FX

newaccounts.us@ig.com

Trading Services

1 312 981 0498

helpdesk.us@ig.com