Your funds are secure
When you deposit money with our platform provider IG group, it is protected in a number of ways.
Your money and assets
Your money is held in segregated (independent trust) accounts at regulated banks.
Your funds are ring-fenced from creditors.
Your money and assets are never merged with our platform provider's or our own money or assets.
Your assets are held by a custodian in segregated (nominee) client asset accounts.
What happens to my money and assets?
Unlike banks, investment firms are required to separate client money and assets from their own resources. This means that your funds and assets cannot be used in the course for any business activities, and that client money and assets are completely ring-fenced and protected in the unlikely event of insolvency.
The only clients whose money and assets aren’t treated like this are professional clients (such as other financial firms), or eligible counterparties who have signed a legal document explaining how their money and assets are held differently (this is known as ‘title transfer’).