Open an international trading account

Take advantage of opportunity across thousands of global markets with an international account. Apply now, and you could be trading in minutes.

Trade offshore markets with our international account

Discover FX, global indices and shares, commodities, cryptos and more with an international account.

Go long or short on more than 16,000 markets

Get expert support, 24-hours a day

Fund your account instantly with your credit/debit card

Open an account now, and you could be trading global markets in minutes.

Benefits of trading on the international account

Get more than just exposure to local financial markets. When you sign up with us you’ll also get a separate international account, giving you access to thousands of global markets – including forex, indices, shares, commodities, cryptocurrencies and more.

Domestic account

International account

Your domestic account will be held with IG Markets South Aftica Limited. We protect our clients' funds, holding individual clients' money in segregated accounts.

  • All retail client money is held on a regulated basis in segregated client bank accounts in accordance with the FSCA's client money rules
  • IG only uses its own money for hedging
  • IG is owned by IG Group Holdings plc - a FTSE®250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE)

Your international account will be held with IG Markets Limited in the UK, allowing you to benefit from the security and protection of the FTSE-250 listed, IG Group.

  • All retail client money is held on a regulated basis in segregated client bank accounts in accordance with the FCA's client money rules
  • IG only uses its own money for hedging
  • IG is owned by IG Group Holdings plc - a FTSE®250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE)

Markets to trade on the international account

Global shares

Take your position on over 12,000 local and offshore shares.

Forex

Get tight spreads on over 80 currency pairs.

Global indices

Gain access to more than 30 markets, including major and niche indices.

Commodities

Choose from 27 popular and niche metals, energies and softs.

Cryptocurrencies

Take your position on the price of eight popular coins.

Other markets

Trade on a range of exciting markets, including bonds, rates and options.

MARKET DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
Local share CFDs    
South Africa 40 index    
South Africa Financial Index    
South Africa Resource Index    
Local ETFs    
Forex    
Global indices    
Global shares    
Commodities    
Cryptocurrencies    
Bonds & rates    
Global ETFs    
Sectors    
Options    

Ways to fund your international account

Fund your account in three quick steps using your credit/debit card.*

Log in to My IG and click on ‘live accounts’

Select ‘bank details’ to add your credit/debit card

Now go to ‘deposit funds’ to make your payment

Payments are instant and free of costs.

Fund your account by making a direct deposit

Make a payment into one of our bank accounts:

Bank: Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, 39 Threadneedle Street, London, E2R 8AU
Account name: IG Markets Limited Client Account
Sort code: 30-00-09
BIC/Swift: LOYDGB21013
Beneficiary address: IG, Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2YA

Payments in sterling/GBP

Account number: 02360254
IBAN: GB98 LOYD 3000 0902 3602 54

Payments in US dollars

Account number: 11368109
IBAN: GB90 LOYD 3000 0911 3681 09

Payments in Euros

Account number: 86072139
IBAN: GB65 LOYD 3000 0986 0721 39

Send your proof of payment to helpdesk.za@ig.com

For more information on how to fund your international account with ABSA, Nedbank, FNB or Standard Bank, click here.

*South African residents have a single discretionary allowance (SDA) within an overall limit of R1 million per individual per calendar year without the requirement to obtain a Tax Clearance Certificate. You may need to obtain a Tax Clearance Certificate for payments above this amount.

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

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Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 16,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

FAQs

Why do I get two accounts?

You’ll get two trading accounts when you sign up with us – domestic and international – to give you access to local and offshore markets.

How is my money protected

Your money will be placed in segregated bank accounts in accordance with our regulators’ client money rules.

How much is my funding limit?

You can deposit a maximum of R20,000 per day if you’re funding by card over the phone. There is no limit on card payments on the platform or on bank transfers. For larger payments, we recommend funding via bank transfer.

You can deposit a minimum of R4000, or the equivalent in different currencies, if funding your international account. The minimum deposit is displayed on the payments screen when you attempt to process a payment.

What is the SDA?

South African residents have an overall single discretionary allowance (SDA) with a limit of R1 million per individual per calendar year without the requirement to obtain a Tax Clearance Certificate. You may need to obtain a Tax Clearance Certificate for payments above this amount.

Do I get two demo accounts?

Yes, you’ll get a demo account to accompany both your domestic and international accounts.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 68% 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.