When you deposit money into an IG account as a retail client, it’s protected in a number of ways.
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Your money is held in segregated client bank (independent trust) accounts at regulated banks
Your money and assets are never merged with IG’s own money or assets
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Your assets are held by a custodian in segregated (nominee) client asset accounts
Your money and assets are ring-fenced from creditors in the unlikely event that IG goes into liquidation
IG doesn’t use your money or assets for business activities, including for hedging trades with other counterparties (or as margin for our own hedging trades)
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.