Trade domestic and international markets in three quick steps
Discover opportunity across thousands of markets with the world’s leader in online trading.
Create a live account in three minutes or less
Fund your account instantly with your credit/debit card
Go long or short on more than 17,000 global markets
Call 010 344 0051 or email email@example.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're around 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.
Why choose IG?
Global leader, local expertise
With an office in South Africa, you’ll get local perspective from the world’s No.1 CFD provider.1
Our highly trained team is available 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.
Free learning resources
Take your trading to the next level with our free seminars, webinars and online academy.
One application, two accounts
When you sign up with us, you don’t just get access to local financial markets. We also provide you with a separate international account, so you can take advantage of movements in thousands of global markets – including forex, indices, shares, commodities, cryptocurrencies and more.
Make an instant payment with your credit/debit card to trade:
- More than 12,000 shares
- Global stock indices
- More than 80 FX pairs
- Hard and soft commodities
- Bonds, interest rates, ETFs and more
Your international account is held with IG Markets (UK).
Take your position on these local instruments:
- Over 200 shares
- South Africa 40 index
- FINI 15 Index
- RESI 20 Index
Your domestic account is held with IG Markets South Africa Limited.
We’ve been recognised time and time again by our industry, both for the services and the technology that we provide.
Superior service. Local support.
Trade more markets
Explore 15,000+ financial instruments, including cryptocurrencies. Spreads start from 0.1 points on indices and 0.6 points on forex.
Call us when you need us
Get help immediately from our friendly, local team. Highly trained and experienced, we’re on hand to resolve any queries fast.
Learn from our experts
Build your trading skills with a wide range of online courses, webinars and seminars, plus news and commentary from our analysts.
Develop your trading skills
Discover how to trade – or develop your knowledge – with free online courses, webinars and seminars.
Step-by-step interactive courses
Free, expert-led seminars
Live and recorded webinars
Other ways to apply
Apply by post
If you'd prefer to apply by post, download and print out the relevant application form below:
- Personal account
- Joint account
- Power of attorney (full)
- Power of attorney (limited)
Once you’ve completed the form, please enclose the relevant supporting documents and post to:
IG South Africa
1 Sandton Drive
Apply by email or in person
Download and complete the personal application form (PDF) and send it to us via email or drop it off at our office:
IG South Africa
1 Sandton Drive
Our office hours are 8am-5:30 pm (Mon-Fri)
- You must be 18 years of age or older
- You must pass our appropriateness assessment (within the application form) to see if CFD trading is right for you – this is a regulatory requirement
- We can open a South African CFD trading account for people from most countries, but it may be more convenient for you to deal with an office closer to home
What we ask you
- We need your name and address to establish your identity – this protects you from potential fraud
- We ask about your financial trading experience to assess if CFD trading is appropriate for you – this is a regulatory requirement
Peace of mind
- We’ll never contact your employer as part of the application process
- We’ll never ask for a deposit to open an account
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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released July 2019).