Account benefits

As an IG client, you’ll enjoy the benefits of being with the world’s leading spread betting provider1

  • Create and maintain your account free of charge
  • Spreads from 0.4 points on major markets
  • Over 15,000 global financial markets

Introduction programme

New clients can deal with reduced risk while learning to use our products and platforms

Reduced minimum deal sizes

New clients can deal with reduced risk while getting to grips with our products and platform – get 50% off our minimum deal sizes for the first two weeks.

See normal minimum bet and trade sizes for your preferred markets on our bet details page.

Free educational guide

All new clients receive a free educational guide to help improve your understanding of our products.

The guide covers a range of topics including the financial markets, leverage and margin, attitude to risk, and trading discipline.

Free personal platform tour

When you open an account, one of our account managers can call you to talk through the basics of how to use our platform and how to set up and fund your account.

Once you’re set up, our 24-hour Trading Services team is available to offer ongoing help and support.

The benefits of dealing with IG

Everything you need for a superior spread betting experience

  • Tight spreads, low margins, transparent charges
  • The best prices, sourced from multiple venues, and no requotes on immediate dealing orders
  • Free educational videos and resources
  • Free data, research and analysis tools
  • 24-hour customer support
  • Award-winning platform, available on desktop, mobile and tablet
  • Fast, reliable execution
  • Free IG essential charts and ProRealTime advanced charting packages (charges may apply)2
  • Trusted and secure – a global leader since 19741

What you need to know

Before you get started, please take a look at our account information

It’s important to read and understand our spread betting customer agreement, our summary order execution policy and our risk disclosure notice, just so there are no surprises when you come to apply.

The essential information

Account charges
Setup charge No fee
Annual charge No fee
Inactivity fee £12 on the first of every month, if no dealing activity has occurred for two years or more
Account closure No fee
Dealing details
Markets Over 15,000 global markets
Commission None
Overnight funding Yes, charges apply

Tax-free

Yes, but please note tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances

Traded in £ per point
Minimum bet size 50% of normal for first two weeks3
Margin/leverage From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and margin factor for indices
Dealing by phone Yes (not available on Sunday trading)
Risk management Full range of tools available
Platforms and tools
Platforms available Web-based, Metatrader 4 (for selected markets4), mobile and tablet apps
Demo account Yes
Live streaming IG charts Yes
Advanced charting packages Yes (free to active account holders). Make four or more transactions in a given month and we’ll refund the £30 monthly fee for ProRealTime charts in full.2
DMA No
Technical analysis tools Yes
Economic calendar Yes
Live Reuters news Yes
Free market data Yes
Support and education
24-hour phone support Monday to Friday. 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday
Educational videos and guides Yes
In-person seminars Yes
Live webinars Yes
Introductory programme Yes

1No.1 spread betting provider based on number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2016)

2You can get access to ProRealTime charts at no extra cost if you transact at least four times in a given month. However, if you don't meet this requirement, or your trading activity is of extremely low value, then a £30 per month fee will apply on the last day of every calendar month

3See normal minimum bet sizes for your preferred markets on our bet details page

4MT4 available for forex, indices and gold and silver markets