CFD trading

Contracts for difference (CFDs) with IG – the flexible way to trade the financial markets.

Why trade CFDs with IG?

It takes less than five minutes to open a CFD trading account, and you get reduced commissions for your first two weeks.1

Join the UK’s No.1 CFD provider* for superior service and support

Competitive rates: FX from 0.8 points, indices from 0.4 points, shares from 0.1% commission

Never miss an opportunity, wherever you are, with our mobile trading app

Opportunities in over 10,000 markets: indices, forex, shares, commodities and more

Take control with our extensive range of stops, limits and alerts

Access our free research tools to become a better-informed trader

CFD trading account details

See CFD trading account information, including benefits, fees and what you get for free.

Is CFD trading for me?

Discover if CFD trading suits you, the risks involved and how to manage them.

Choose from more than 10,000 markets

We’re proud to offer a huge range of trading options across the financial markets. It’s another reason why more than one in three UK CFD traders have an account with us.*

FTSE 100, Wall Street, Germany 30 and more

Competitive rates on over 8000 shares, plus DMA trading

Choose from over 60 currency pairs with the UK’s No.1 retail forex provider2

Trade on gold, silver, oil and dozens more commodity markets

Digital 100s
Huge range of digital 100 types, timescales and markets, from the original provider

Trade volatility with our comprehensive, flexible options

Other markets
Deal on interest rates, bonds, sectors, ETPs and more

What are CFDs?

Contracts for difference (CFDs) allow you to open a contract for the difference in price of an asset, from the point of opening to when you close.

Importantly, CFDs are a leveraged product. This means you only have to put down a small deposit for a much larger market exposure.
Leverage comes with significant benefits and risks: your investment capital can go further, but you can also lose more than your initial deposit.
CFD trading allows you to take a position on the future value of an asset whether you think it will go up or down. While this means the product is very flexible, it also requires a high level of risk management.

It’s important to remember you’re trading contracts with IG, not physically trading in the underlying market. This means you don’t actually own any assets.

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