Create an Account
One application, two accounts.
Follow our straight forward online application process to open both an international and a domestic account.
Before you apply, it is important that you read both customer agreements for your domestic and international accounts, as well as both risk disclosure notices for your domestic and international accounts. Our order execution policy, conflicts policy and complaints and privacy information are also available.
Complete the online application form
Send us your documents
Fund your trading accounts once they're open
Simple & Fast
To open your account quickly, we need three supporting documents.
- Copy of your ID, (or passport for non-South African residents)
- Proof of address (not older than 3 months)
- Proof of bank (not older than 3 months)
You can visit our Supporting Documents page for full details.
Our dedicated team is on hand to help with any questions: email@example.com or call 011 467 8500
Apply by post
If you'd prefer to apply by post, you can download and print an application form (below) and send it to:
IG South Africa
1 Sandton Drive
To open your account quickly, please include proof of your identity when sending us the form.
If you sign the 'Non-professional user declaration' on our Personal Application Form we can supply you with data from most stock exchanges on request without further paperwork.
Access over 10,000 markets
We will automatically open two seperate accounts for you when you apply, giving you access to a huge range of local and international instruments.
With your domestic* account you can trade:
- the South Africa 40 index and over 140 share CFDs
With your international* account, you can trade:
- Global indices
- Major forex pairs
- Bonds, interest rates and much more
*Your domestic account is held with IG Markets South Africa Limited and your international account is be held with IG Markets Limited in the UK.
How to fund your trading accounts
You will need to fund your trading accounts seperately; and to help you through this process, we have created a guide on our website.
Please note: 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.
CFDs are leveraged products. CFD trading may not be suitable for everyone and can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit, so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.