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Fill in the form
It's easy and takes less than three minutes to complete
Send FICA documents
We will validate your identity and assess your knowledge and experience in trading CFDs*
Place your first trade
Fund your account and use our tools to spot an opportunity, then place your trade in seconds
To open your account quickly, we need the following FICA documents:
Visit our FICA Documents page for full details, and please ensure that the copies are clear.
Please email the FICA documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to 011 467 8501.
If you have any queries, please contact us on email@example.com or call 010 344 0053.
Fund your account in the following ways:
We will automatically open two seperate accounts for you when you apply, giving you access to a huge range of local and international instruments.
With your domestic* account you can trade:
With your international* account, you can trade:
*Your domestic account is held with IG Markets South Africa Limited and your international account is held with IG Markets Limited in the UK.
One application, two accounts: domestic and international accounts
Web-based platform, no downloads required
Trade on the move with our free mobile and tablet apps
One platform, one login, two accounts
Full access to over 15,000 financial markets
Apply by post
Apply by mobile or tablet
If you have downloaded our app for iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows Phone, you can open an account from the app's sign-in page.
Download the app by searching for 'IG Trading' in your device's app store.
Apply by email or in person
Download the Personal Application Form (PDF) and you can email it to us or drop it off at our office:
IG South Africa
1 Sandton Drive
Office doors open 8am - 5:30 pm (Mon-Fri)
South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance and may not use credit or debit cards to fund their international account.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.