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Configuring Your Account

Individual, Joint, Trust and Org Accounts

IBKR Account
Account Minimums USD 0.00
Inactivity Fees USD 0.00

Advisor, Family, Family Office and Hedge Fund Investment Accounts

Account Structure Monthly Inactivity Fee
Master Account USD 0.00
Client Accounts USD 0.00

Broker Accounts

A USD 10,000 (or non-USD equivalent) up front deposit will be required that will be applied against commissions during the first 8 months.

Time Period Required Minimum Commissions Examples (USD or non-USD equivalent)
The first 8 months USD 10,000 (or non-USD equivalent) If total commissions paid during the first 8 months are less than the required minimum, the difference is paid as a maintenance fee.
Example: USD 10,000 minimum - USD 7,000 commissions = USD 3,000 maintenance fee.
Starting the 9th month USD 2,000 per month (or non-USD equivalent) If total commissions paid during any month after the first 8 months are less than the monthly minimum, the difference is paid as a maintenance fee.
Example: USD 2,000 minimum - USD 1,400 commissions = USD 600 maintenance fee.
Account Structure Monthly Inactivity Fee
Broker Client Accounts

USD 0.00

USD 1.00 inactivity fee will be applied to accounts having a Net Liquidation Value of less than USD 1000.

Proprietary Trading Group Accounts

Category Minimum Required Deposit
Trading Group Masters USD 10,000 (or non-USD equivalent)

Enhanced Network Connections

Clients requiring any of the connections listed below are subject to the following minimum commissions:

VPN
Trader Workstation and TWS API REST API FIX CTCI
Not supported Not supported USD 1,500.00 per month minimum commission for first session;
USD 1,000.00 per month minimum commission for any subsequent line(s)

Gateway (Internet)
Trader Workstation and TWS API REST API FIX CTCI
USD 10.00 per month minimum commission
(USD 3.00 for age 25 and under)
USD 10.00 per month minimum commission
(USD 3.00 for age 25 and under)
USD 1,500.00 per month minimum commission for first session;
USD 1,000.00 per month minimum commission for any subsequent line(s)

OAuth (Internet)
Trader Workstation and TWS API REST API FIX CTCI
Not supported USD 10.00 per month minimum commission
(USD 3.00 for age 25 and under)

(For FAs and Institutions Only)

Not supported

Extranet (Radianz, TNS)
Trader Workstation and TWS API REST API FIX CTCI
USD 500.00 per month minimum commission USD 500.00 per month minimum commission USD 1,500.00 per month minimum commission for first session;
USD 1,000.00 per month minimum commission for any subsequent line(s)

Dedicated Leased Line (Verizon, AT&T, etc.)
Trader Workstation and TWS API REST API FIX CTCI
USD 500.00 per month minimum commission USD 500.00 per month minimum commission USD 1,500.00 per month minimum commission for first session;
USD 1,000.00 per month minimum commission for any subsequent line(s)

Cross-Connect
Trader Workstation and TWS API REST API FIX CTCI
USD 500.00 per month minimum commission USD 500.00 per month minimum commission USD 1,500.00 per month minimum commission for first session;
USD 1,000.00 per month minimum commission for any subsequent line(s)

Notes:

  • Residents of Chicago, IL will be subject to a Chicago Personal Property Tax on special connectivity costs. For additional information, please refer to the following link https://ibkr.info/article/2964.
  • Residents of Connecticut will be subject to a Connecticut Sales Tax on special connectivity costs. For additional information, please refer to the following link https://ibkr.info/article/2973.

See the API Solutions for more details.

Disclosures
  • The non-USD equivalent for all USD values is also acceptable.

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". For a copy click here.

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.

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.

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