Do I need to send any documents?
To open your account quickly, we need three supporting documents as required by FICA. Visit our
Supporting Documents page for all the details or contact our sales team on 010 344 0051.
Do I need to deposit funds to open an account?
No, you don't need to send any money to open your account, though you will have to deposit funds before you start trading.
How do I deposit funds?
You can fund your account via bank transfer. You’ll need to log in to your account and go to the My Account tab within the web-based trading platform. See more details on how to make a payment.
I’d like someone to trade on my behalf; can I appoint a power of attorney to trade for me?
Yes. Initially, please open an account in the usual way. Once your account is open, you can fill in a power of attorney form which will allow a nominated third party to access your account.
How secure is IG/your platform?
IG is a global FTSE 250 company, we are regulated by the FSB locally and in the UK we are regulated by the FCA. We segregate client funds to protect your money and our platforms use industry-standard 256-bit SSL encryption – the same as PayPal or high street banks.