International trading account

Trade a wide range of local and international markets with our award-winning, cutting-edge technology, from the world’s No.1 CFD provider.*

Trade on your international account with IG platform

  • Access over 15,000 markets

  • Local customer service

  • Global markets insights

  • Trade 24 hours a day

  • Total client money protection

  • Award-winning technology

What you can trade on your international account

  • Global shares

    Over 6000 global shares available

  • Forex

    Major currency spreads at tight spreads.

  • Global indices

    Competitive spreads on major indices, opportunities across major and niche indices

  • Commodities

    Unique range of markets, trade CFDs on a wide range of popular and niche metals, energies and softs

  • Other markets

    Trade CFDs on a range of exciting markets; options, digital 100s, interest rates, bond rates and more

MARKET

DOMESTIC

INTERNATIONAL

Local share CFDs Y Y
South Africa 40 index Y Y
Forex N Y
Commodities N Y
Global indices N Y
Global shares N Y
Digital 100s Y* Y
Options Y* Y
Daily Options Y* Y
Bonds N Y
Sectors N Y

*Daily CFD options and digital 100s on the South Africa 40 index only
*ETFs limited to the Satrix 40, Satrix FINI, Satrix INDI, NewGold Issuer Ltd and NewGold Platinum

How to fund your international account

Your international account will need to be funded in foreign currency.

STEP 1: Make a deposit into one of the following 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

STEP 2: Send us your proof of deposit

Please email or fax us your proof of deposit to ensure that we process your deposit as quickly as possible.

Fund your account

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

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 and commodities.

Domestic 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)

International account

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)

Client money protection

Whether you decide to trade on your local account, international account, or both - you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your funds are held on a segregated basis with a reputable and established financial services provider.

IG is the leading CFD provider, both locally and in the UK*.

We are a trusted, global provider of CFDs, with more than 185,800 clients in 14 countries around the world.

Advanced traders benefit from our premium-level service, professional charting packages and more.

We’re regulated by the FSCA (South Africa) and the FCA (UK) and segregate individual client funds from our own accounts.

Open an account now

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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 World's No. 1 CFD provider for CFD's, based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018)

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.

Contact us

24 hours a day from 10am Saturday to Friday night at midnight.

010 344 0053

You can also email helpdesk.za@ig.com

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.