Established in 1974
185,000 clients worldwide
Access to over 15,000 markets

About us

We are a world-leading online trading provider, giving you access to opportunities across thousands of financial markets through our intuitive platforms and apps.

What we do

We help our clients trade financial markets on leverage through CFDs. This product allows you to find opportunity in both rising and falling markets, and isn’t confined to one asset class – you can choose to trade on indices, forex, shares, commodities and more.

Why choose IG

Trusted and regulated

More traders trust us with their money than anywhere else, making us the world’s No.1 CFD provider.1 We’re fully regulated by the FCA, and fully invested in the success of our clients. 

Committed to our clients

We want our clients to stay with us. So we’ve built our business around being on our clients’ side, and wanting them to trade profitably.

To demonstrate our commitment to fair client outcomes we’ve signed up to the FX Global Code of Conduct, which establishes a common set of guidelines for good practice in the markets.

Truly world-leading

Founded in 1974 as the first company of our kind, we’ve been at the forefront of our industry ever since. We now serve clients all over the world, from offices in 15 countries. 

Award-winning service

We’ve been recognised time and time again by our industry, both for the services and the technology that we provide. 

Your money is protected

Rest assured that when you deposit funds into an IG account, it’s safeguarded in a range of ways:

  • Your money is held in segregated accounts at regulated banks
  • We don’t use your money for our own business activity
  • Your money is ring-fenced from our creditors
  • The way we hold client money is classified as ‘high protection’ by the Gambling Commission

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Easy account opening

You could be set up and trading in three minutes with these simple steps.

Fill out a simple online form

We’ll ask about your trading experience

Instant online verification

We can usually verify your identity immediately

Fund and start trading

You can withdraw money easily, whenever you like

The benefits of trading with us

  • Friendly, expert support

    You can speak to our team around the clock Monday to Friday, and 10am-6pm at weekends.

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  • Effective risk management

    Help protect your capital with our range of stop and limit orders, and keep track of your funds easily with an always-visible snapshot of your profit and loss.

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  • Premium services

    High volume traders can qualify for a personal account manager and bespoke analysis from our team – our way of saying ‘thank you’.

You might be interested in...

  • Platforms and apps

    Browser-based desktop trading and native apps for all devices.

  • Our charges

    We're clear about our charges, so you always know what fees you will incur.

  • Learn about IG

    See how we've been changing the face of trading for more than 40 years.

Open an account now

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Contact us

We're here 24hrs a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

010 344 0053

You can also email helpdesk.za@ig.com