CFD account details

Our charges

It’s completely free to open an account with IG. Once you’ve funded your account and started trading, our main charge on each trade is the spread or a small commission for shares trades.

You choose your price per contract (we offer low minimum contract sizes for new clients), and put down a margin payment. This allows you full exposure to a market with only a fraction of the total capital you’d normally need. Other charges can apply – see our charges and fees for more details.

Take a look at a share trading example, or a more detailed indices trading example.

Account benefits

When you open an IG account you’re joining the world’s No.1 CFD trading provider*.

All our clients benefit from:

Tight spreads, low commissions and low margins on over 10,000 markets
A superior trading platform, available across the web and mobile devices
Expert charting packages
Free educational videos and resources
Friendly, helpful customer support
Free data, research and analysis tools
Security of a financially strong, FTSE 250 company, founded in 1974

What you need to know

Like all financial products, CFD trading carries risk. If the market moves against you, you lose money. However, as CFDs are a leveraged product, the risks can be greater – with the possibility of losses exceeding deposits.

With an IG CFD trading account, you can manage your exposure using a range of risk management tools, including stops and automated alerts. We’ll also help you learn the essentials of risk management, and you can practise your strategies using a demo account.

It’s also important to read and understand our account information documents before you get started, including the CFD trading customer agreement (PDF).

Account essentials

Account charges

No setup charge
No annual charge
No account closure fee
Inactivity fee of £12 on the first of every month, if no dealing activity has occurred for two years or more

Trading details

Over 10,000 global markets
Exempt from stamp duty (but not tax-free*)
Traded in shares or contracts
Commissions on certain markets
Lower minimum online comission on UK shares for first six weeks1
Overnight funding available (charges apply)4
Minimum trade size 50% of normal for first two weeks3
Margin/leverage from 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and margin factor for indices
Trading by phone available
Full range of risk management tools available

Platforms and tools

Access to all platforms
Demo account available
Live streaming of IG charts
Advanced charting packages available2
Technical analysis tools
Economic calendar
Live Reuters news
DMA available with download of L2 Dealer platform

Support and education

24/7 phone support
Educational videos and guides
In-person seminars
Live webinars

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