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 helpdesk.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're around 24 hours a day from 6am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 344 0053

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

Round-the-clock support

Our highly trained team is available 24 hours a day from 6am 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.

International account

Domestic account

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
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • 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
  • ETFs

Your domestic account is held with IG Markets South Africa Limited.

Award-winning service

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

Trade on the go

Create an account from our iOS or Android app, designed for optimum performance on your device.

Other ways to apply

Apply by post

If you'd prefer to apply by post, download and print out the relevant application form below:

Once you’ve completed the form, please enclose the relevant supporting documents and post to:
IG South Africa
1 Sandton Drive
Sandton 2196

Apply by mobile or tablet

If you’ve downloaded our app for iPad, iPhone or Android you can open an account from the app's sign-in page. Simply download the app by searching for 'IG Trading' in your device's app store.

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:
Email: helpdesk.za@ig.com

Office:
IG South Africa
1 Sandton Drive
Sandton 2196

Our office hours are 8am-5:30 pm (Mon-Fri)

Please remember to enclose your supporting documents when returning this form. Also ensure that you have read and understood our risk disclosure statement, customer agreements, privacy policy and complaints information.

Eligibility

Requirements checklist

  • 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

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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).

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% 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.