Trust Accounts for Traders and Investors

Trust Accounts

Trust Accounts

An IBUK Trust account helps you administer assets of beneficiaries.

The IBKR Advantage

  • The lowest margin rates, with rates as low as USD 5.83%.1
  • Earn interest of up to 4.83% on instantly available USD cash balances.2
  • Our Stock Yield Enhancement Program lets you earn extra income on the fully-paid shares of stock held in your account.
  • Invest in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, funds and more across 150 markets in 34 countries from a single unified platform.
  • Fractional shares let you divide investments among more stocks to achieve a more diversified portfolio.
  • Powerful trading technology and advanced trading tools help you create and execute your trading strategies with ease from virtually any desktop or mobile device.

1. For more information, see our disclaimers.

2. Restrictions apply. For additional information, see our interest rates. Credit interest rate as of March 20, 2024.

Professional Pricing – Maximize Your Returns

IBKR offers low trading fees1 and with IBKR’s Universal Account, clients can trade stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, and funds around the world from a single screen.** If an exchange provides a rebate, we pass some or all of the savings directly back to you.3

Learn About Commissions

The lowest margin rates, with rates as low as USD 5.83%.2

Compare Margin Rates

Earn interest rates of up to USD 4.83% on instantly available cash.3

Compare Interest Rates

Earn extra income on your lendable shares.

See Stock Yield Enhancement

** Regulations require securities and commodities activities to be conducted in separate accounts. Universal Account refers to the consolidation of these accounts for display purposes only, enabling clients the ability to use a single platform to conduct trading activity and view consolidated activity and position information for all products and services offered.

  1. Low trading fees according to BrokerChooser Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 2023. "Interactive Brokers has low trading fees and the best margin rates in the industry. IB currently pays interest (up to 4.83% for USD) on cash balances if you have a $100k account (net asset value)."
  2. Subject to any applicable legal or regulatory requirements.
  3. According to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 18, 2023. "Professionals can take advantage of industry-leading commissions, including the lowest margin rates across all balance tiers." View our margin rates for more information.
  4. Restrictions apply. See additional information on interest rates. Credit interest rate as of March 20, 2024.

Discover a World of Opportunities


With IBKR’s Universal Account, clients can trade stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, and funds around the world from a single screen.** Fund your account in multiple currencies and trade assets denominated in multiple currencies. Access market data 24 hours a day and six days a week.

150

Markets

34

Countries

27

Currencies*


Global Markets

Available currencies vary by Interactive Brokers affiliate.

Graphic is for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon for investment decisions.

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** Regulations require securities and commodities activities to be conducted in separate accounts. Universal Account refers to the consolidation of these accounts for display purposes only, enabling clients the ability to use a single platform to conduct trading activity and view consolidated activity and position information for all products and services offered.

Technology to Help Individual Investors and Traders Succeed

Trading Platforms

Powerful enough for the professional trader but designed for everyone. Available on desktop, mobile and web.

Comprehensive Reporting

Real-time trade confirmations, margin details, transaction cost analysis, sophisticated portfolio analysis and more.

Order Types and Algos

100+ order types – from limit orders to complex algorithmic trading – help you execute any trading strategy.

Fractional Trading

Buy or sell any eligible US or European stocks/ETFs using fractional shares, which are stock units that amount to less than one full share, or by placing an order for a specific dollar amount rather than quantity of shares.

Free Trading Tools

Spot market opportunities, analyze results, manage your account and make better decisions with our free trading tools.

Free Account Tools

Manage taxes and corporate actions, learn about T+1 settlement and trade allocations, and read about additional tools and services available to clients.

API Solutions

Our proprietary API and FIX CTCI solutions let institutions create their own automated, rules-based trading system that takes advantage of our high-speed order routing and broad market depth.

Create and Manage Your Complete Portfolio

Mutual Fund/ETF Replicator

Identify and invest in lower cost ETFs with similar strategies to higher-fee mutual funds.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

ESG scores from Refinitiv give you and your clients a new set of tools for making investment decisions based on more than just financial factors.

PortfolioAnalyst

Link investment, banking, checking, incentive plan and credit card accounts into a complete portfolio view to calculate returns, understand risks and measure performance against benchmarks.

Impact Dashboard

Use the Impact Dashboard to identify and invest in companies that share the values held by your clients.

A Broker You Can Trust

When placing your money with a broker, you need to make sure your broker is secure and can endure through good and bad times. Our strong capital position, conservative balance sheet and automated risk controls are designed to protect IBKR and our clients from large trading losses.

IBKR

Nasdaq Listed

$14.7B

Equity Capital*

74.6%

Privately Held*

$10.4B

Excess Regulatory Capital*

2.56M

Client Accounts*

2.35M

Daily Avg Revenue Trades*


IBKR Protection
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Investors' Marketplace

600+

investment
services

320+

research
services

450+

technology
services

200+

administrative
services

40+

business dev
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The Investors' Marketplace lets individual traders and investors, institutions and third-party service providers meet and do business together.

Search for and do business with multiple advisors, brokers, and wealth managers. Access dozens of advisor portfolios, including Smart Beta portfolios, offered by Interactive Advisors. Accredited investors and qualified purchasers can search for, research and invest with hedge funds.

  • Advertise your services at no cost and reach individual and institutional users worldwide.
  • Locate third-party vendors offering API and FIX CTCI solutions.
  • Find third-party, institutional-caliber research providers and access research directly through Trader Workstation (TWS).

Award Winning Platform & Services

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#1 Professional Trading
#1 International Trading

Nerdwallet Award

Best Online Broker,
for Advanced Traders

Interactive Brokers was Rated #1 - Best Online Broker ... Again - 2023 by Barron's

#1 Best Online Broker
5 out of 5 stars

Investopedia 2024 Award - Best for Advanced Traders

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Advanced Traders

BrokerChooser 2024 Award - Best Online Broker

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Trust Accounts


Trust Account Structure

A Trust is a legally established entity in which assets are held by one or more trustees for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries. Interactive Brokers offers a number of different types of trusts, including bare trusts, interest in possession trusts, discretionary trusts, accumulation trusts, mixed trusts, settlor-interested trusts and non-resident trusts, though each type of trust is taxed differently.

While some types of trusts are used in many commercial arrangements, the IBUK trust account is not suitable for financial advisors, introducing brokers, managed investment schemes or hedge funds. IBUK has developed separate, tailored account types for accountholders operating financial services business of this nature as such.

Trust account structure chart for stock traders

The account will either be a natural person (i.e. individual) trust (if all trustees are natural persons) or a corporate trust (if all trustees are corporate or non natural persons).

Account Types*

Trust Types

  • Fixed Trust
  • Unit Trust
  • Discretionary Trust
  • Bare Trust
  • Hybrid Trust
  • Charitable Trust
  • Testamentary Trust

Retirement/Pension Types

  • Small Self-Administered Scheme
  • Retirement Annuity Trust Scheme

*The Trustee will be responsible for the correct taxation on the Trust.

Account Information

Accounts are accepted from citizens or residents of all countries except citizens or residents of those countries or regions that are on the sanction list of the US Office of Foreign Asset Controls or similar lists, or other countries determined to be higher risk. See all available countries.

Minimum Age Requirements:

  • Margin Account: 21 years of age
  • Cash Account: 18 years of age

Please note that monthly activity and other minimum fees may apply.

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An IBUK Trust account helps you administer assets of beneficiaries.

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Disclosures

  1. According to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 18, 2023. "Professionals can take advantage of industry-leading commissions, including the lowest margin rates across all balance tiers." View our margin rates for more information.
  2. Restrictions apply. See additional information on interest rates. Credit interest rate as of March 20, 2024.
  3. Low trading fees according to BrokerChooser Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 2023. "Interactive Brokers has low trading fees and the best margin rates in the industry. IB currently pays interest (up to 4.83% for USD) on cash balances if you have a $100k account (net asset value)."
  4. ** Regulations require securities and commodities activities to be conducted in separate accounts. Universal Account refers to the consolidation of these accounts for display purposes only, enabling clients the ability to use a single platform to conduct trading activity and view consolidated activity and position information for all products and services offered.
  5. Subject to any applicable legal or regulatory requirements.
  6. Available currencies vary by Interactive Brokers affiliate.
  7. Any discussion or mention of an ETF is not to be construed as a recommendation, promotion or solicitation. All investors should review and consider associated investment risks, charges and expenses of the investment company or fund prior to investing. Before acting on this material, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and, as necessary, seek professional advice.
  8. Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates. For additional information view our Investors Relations - Earnings Release section.

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.

Cryptoassets are unregulated in the UK. Interactive Brokers (U.K) Limited ("IBUK") is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a cryptoassets firm under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017.

Interactive Brokers LLC is regulated by the US SEC and CFTC and is a member of the SIPC (www.sipc.org) compensation scheme;
products are only covered by the UK FSCS in limited circumstances.

Before trading, customers must read the relevant risk disclosure statements on our Warnings and Disclaimers page.

For a list of IBG memberships worldwide, see our exchange listings.