If you are an institution, click below to learn more about our offerings for RIAs, Hedge Funds, Compliance Officers and more.

Traders and Investors

Solutions for Individual Investors and Traders

IBKR's low costs and global market access help maximize your returns.4 Earn extra income1, borrow at low rates, spend directly against your account and invest globally from a single account.

Lowest Cost*

Our transparent, low commissions and financing rates, support for best price execution, and higher interest paid minimize your costs to help you maximize your returns.

Generate Higher Returns

IBKR offers lower commissions, no ticket charges, no minimums, no technology, software, platform or reporting fees, low financing rates and competitive interest paid on idle cash balances.

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Support for Best
Price Execution

IB SmartRoutingSM searches for the best firm stock, option, and combination prices available at the time of your order, and seeks to immediately execute your order electronically. IBKR Pro clients received a net US dollar price improvement of $0.43 per 100 shares vs. the industry bid / offer.

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Lowest Margin
Rates

We offer the lowest margin loan interest rates of any broker, according to the Barron's 2019 online broker review. Click below to calculate your own sample margin loan interest rate.

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Stock Yield
Enhancement Program

Earn income on your fully-paid stock shares in our Stock Yield Enhancement Program. The program lets us borrow your shares in exchange for cash collateral, and then lend the shares to traders who are willing to pay a fee to borrow them. You will be paid a loan fee each day that your stock is on loan.

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Invest globally in stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and funds from a single integrated account.

Which Plan is Best for You?

IBKR Pro is the IBKR Plan for sophisticated investors and active traders. IBKR Pro clients access the IB SmartRoutingSM system, which provides $0.47 per 100 shares price improvement vs. the industry.

OR

IBKR Lite provides retail clients with $0 commissions on US listed stock and ETF trades, no account minimums and no inactivity fees.

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*For more information, click here.

Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.

Barron's Award

Rated #1 - Best Online Broker 2020!*


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* See ibkr.com/info for full disclosure

Your Gateway to the World's Markets

Invest globally in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from a single integrated account.

135Markets

33Countries

23Currencies

Access market data 24 hours a day and six days a week to stay connected to all global markets.

Convert currencies at market determined rates as low as 1/10 of a basis point, or create a position collateralized by a non-native currency.

Fund your account in multiple currencies. Trade assets denominated in multiple currencies from a single account.

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Integrated Cash Management1

Unlike other brokers with separate bank accounts in which you have to transfer cash back and forth, IBKR's cash management is integrated into our broker account. This means that you can always borrow at the lowest rates without having to worry about first transferring cash.

The IBKR Debit Mastercard

Automatically borrow against your broker account at our low margin rates without monthly minimum payments or late fees by adding an IBKR Debit Mastercard to your account. The IBKR Debit Mastercard provides you with the convenience of accessing your account funds anywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted around the world.

Use Bill Pay to Conveniently Pay any Invoice

Use our Bill Pay to conveniently send funds to such vendors as the tax authorities, your cellular provider, or you cable company electronically. If your payee isn’t electronically available, we’ll print a check to send funds to any vendor such as your dentist or doctor. If there isn’t enough idle cash in your account, you can automatically borrow at the lowest rates.

Easily Transfer Money Between Your Bank and IBKR

US-based clients can conveniently transfer funds between their IBKR account and US-based bank accounts electronically through ACH.

Conveniently Deposit Funds

Use our mobile app to deposit checks anywhere, or sign up for automatic payroll deposit.

1. The Interactive Brokers Debit Mastercard and Bill Pay are only available to to residents of the United States at this time.

Premier Technology

Leverage Technology Built to Help You
Get Ahead

Trading Platforms

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

Free Trading Tools

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

Order Types and Algos

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

Comprehensive Reporting

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

Financial Strength and Stability

Our strong capital position, conservative balance sheet and automated risk controls are designed to protect IBKR and our clients from large trading losses.

Interactive Brokers Group (IBG LLC) equity capital exceeds $8.2 billion, over $6.0 billion in excess of regulatory requirements.1 18.5% of IBG LLC is owned by the publicly traded company, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and the remaining 81.5% is owned by our employees and affiliates.

Unlike other firms, where management owns a small share, we participate substantially in the downside just as much as in the upside which makes us run our business conservatively.

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  1. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates.

Investors Marketplace

600+

investment
services

320+

research
services

450+

technology
services

200+

administrative
services

40+

business dev
services

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).

On Demand Learning at Interactive Brokers

Even the most experienced traders or investors need to keep learning to stay ahead. Interactive Brokers provides several resources to help you better understand IBKR products and services, markets and technology.

Open an Account

We offer many customer account structures that are designed to meet the specific needs of individual traders and investors, including Individual, Joint, IRA and UGMA/UTMA accounts.


Individual, Joint, UGMA/UTMA and Retirement Accounts


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What You Need

IBKR Lite or IBKR Pro Pick the Pricing Plan Best for You.

Account Types: Traders or Investors
  • INDIVIDUAL: Account owned and used by a single person.
  • JOINT: Account owned and used by two people.
  • IRA: Individual Retirement Account. Click here for additional information.
  • UGMA/UTMA: Account for a Custodian of a minor who is a US resident.

Add up to five optional Power of Attorney users.


Account Information

The IBKR Pro plan serves the active trader with lowest cost access to more than 135 markets in 33 countries and a full suite of premier trading technology.

The IBKR Lite plan serves the occasional or infrequent trader with commission free US stock and ETF trading and a simplified trading via desktop and mobile platforms.

Click Here to Compare Pricing Plans.

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. Click here for a list of available countries.

Minimum Age Requirements:

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

IRA accounts are only available for individual US citizens living anywhere and US resident aliens.Click here for additional information.

Please note that monthly activity and other minimum fees may apply to an IBKR Pro account.

A UGMA/UTMA account is only available as a cash-only account and is intended for the Custodian of a minor who is a legal US resident and a US citizen.



For information on SIPC coverage on your account, visit www.sipc.org or call SIPC at 1 (202) 371-8300.

Margin borrowing is only for sophisticated investors with high risk tolerance.
You may lose more than your initial investment.

Margin loan rates and credit interest rates are subject to change without prior notice.

BY USING THE INTERACTIVE BROKERS DEBIT MASTERCARD YOU AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CARDHOLDER AGREEMENT AND FEE SCHEDULE, IF ANY. This card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank (Member FDIC) pursuant to a license from Mastercard International. "Metropolitan Commercial Bank" and "Metropolitan" are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank© 2014.

All interest and borrowing activity is through Interactive Brokers LLC. Please see your customer agreement with Interactive Brokers LLC for further details.

Card program marketed and administered by Interactive Brokers LLC, the Program Manager of the Interactive Brokers Debit Mastercard.

Some products may not be available in certain jurisdictions. Please see ibkr.com/products for more information.

This material does not and is not intended to take into account the particular financial conditions, investment objectives or requirements of individual customers. Before acting on this material, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and, as necessary, seek professional advice.

  1. According to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2020: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, February 12, 2020. "Interactive Brokers leads the industry with the lowest margin rates".
  2. Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.
  3. For more info, see ibkr.com/compare.