Configuring Your Account
Trading on margin increases an investor's leverage and buying power. While you may enjoy greater gains, you also risk greater losses and must pay financing charges.
Earn additional income on fully paid and excess margin securities by permitting IBKR to lend those securities to third parties. Program activities are managed entirely by IBKR and require no actions on the part of participants.
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The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial. Options are not suitable for all investors. For more information, read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options".
Your capital is at risk and your losses may exceed the value of your original investment.
Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Reference Number 208159.
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products are only covered by the UK FSCS in limited circumstances.
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