To make a withdrawal of funds, complete a withdrawal request on the Fund Transfers page in Account Management. IB allows one free withdrawal request every month. After the first withdrawal (of any kind), IB will charge fees for any subsequent withdrawal. Click here to see a schedule of the fees charged after your first monthly withdrawal. Please note your daily and weekly withdrawals may be subject to a restriction based upon the Security Device associated with your account. For information, please click here.
A withdrawal request will be processed only if the customer has sufficient available funds and equity in excess of the initial margin requirement. Available funds are defined as the lower of trade or settlement date funds. If a withdrawal request is rejected, you may re-enter the withdrawal request once there are sufficient available funds and equity in excess of the initial margin requirement.
In accordance with anti-money laundering regulations, all withdrawals will be sent in the name of the account holder.
Wire transfer requests processed and approved prior to the cut-off times shown below will be sent on the same day under normal business circumstances. Wire transfer requests received after the cut-off times are handled on a best efforts basis. Large withdrawal requests are subject to additional Compliance verification procedures, which may include a telephone call back to the customer.
Wire transfers are processed for same-day credit. However, it may take longer for your bank to credit the funds to your account.
Cut-off times may be earlier than shown below because banks can sometimes take ten minutes or so to process wire requests.
ACH withdrawals are only available for US dollar currency withdrawals to an account held in your name at a US bank that will accept ACH fund transfers. Requests approved by 16:00 ET will be sent by 18:00 ET, under normal business circumstances, for next day credit. It may take longer for your bank to actually credit the funds to your account.
Each ACH withdrawal is limited to USD 5,000,000.
When you save the bank information for an ACH Initiated At IB withdrawal, you select the type: ACH Debit & Credit for future ACH Initiated At IB deposit notifications and withdrawal requests between your IB account and your bank account, or an ACH Credit Only for future fund withdrawals only from your IB account to your bank account. You must also enter your bank's ABA number and your bank account number. If you do not know your bank's ABA number, you can search for the correct ABA number. In one to three business days after you submit your request, IB will verify your bank information by crediting two small test amounts and debiting one small equivalent test amount to your bank account. After you verify these test amounts, the instruction will be available for future ACH Initiated At IB withdrawal or deposit requests. Saving the initial bank information does not move your funds; you must create a new ACH Initiated At IB withdrawal request and select the previously-created and verified bank information.
Only available for US currency withdrawals by customers with a US mailing address. Check requests approved by 09:30 ET will be mailed sometime during the next business day. Arrival is dependent on the mail and credit is dependent on your bank.
Available for USD or CAD currency withdrawals to a USD or CAD currency account held in your name at a bank located in Canada that allows EFT fund transactions. Cash will be automatically transferred. EFT requests approved by 09:30 ET will be debited to your account the next business day, under normal circumstances.
Each Canadian EFT withdrawal is limited to USD 5,000,000 equivalent.
When you save the bank information for an EFT withdrawal, you select the type: Debit & Credit for future EFT deposit and withdrawal requests between your IB account and your bank account, or an EFT Credit Only for future fund withdrawals only from your IB account to your bank account. You must also enter your bank's three-digit institution number, your five-digit transit number and your bank account number. IB will verify your bank information by crediting two small test amounts and debiting one small equivalent test amount to your bank account. After you verify these test amounts, the bank information will be available for future EFT deposit notifications and withdrawal requests. Saving the initial bank information does not move your funds; you must create a new EFT withdrawal request and select the previously-created and verified bank information.
Available for IB customers who have accounts with European banks, except IB Canada customers, IB Hong Kong customers, Separate Trading Limit (STL) sub accounts and Non-disclosed Broker clients. SEPA withdrawals are only available for EURO currency withdrawals. Requests approved by 11:00 Zurich Time will usually be sent on the same business day. If there are unforeseen system errors or the request is approved after 11:00 Zurich Time, the request will be sent on the next business day.
Each SEPA withdrawal is limited to USD 5,000,000 equivalent.
For more information about SEPA withdrawals, see the European Payments Council web site.
IB offers low-value withdrawal methods for the currencies listed in the table below. BACS/GIRO/ACH take longer to settle but cost less than wires to initiate. Withdrawal requests made before the cutoff time settle within the settlement date window under normal conditions. Requests made after the cutoff are processed the following day.
Each method is only available for withdrawals to the local currency (i.e., BACS is strictly for withdrawing GBP to GBP accounts in the UK).
|Low Value Disbursements|
|Currency||Method||Local Routing Code||Local Cutoff Time||Settlement Date||Transfer Limit|
|GBP||BACS||nnnnnn - 6 digit sort code||15:00||T+2||USD 5,000,000 equivalent|
|HKD||GIRO/ACH||nnn-mmm - 3 digit bank code + 3 digit branch code||15:30||T+1||USD 5,000,000 equivalent|
|CNH||GIRO/ACH||nnn-mmm - 3 digit bank code + 3 digit branch code||15:30||T+1||USD 5,000,000 equivalent|
|NZD||ACH||nn-mmmm - 2 digit bank code + 4 digit branch code||18:00||T||USD 5,000,000 equivalent|
|SGD||GIRO/ACH||nnnn-mmm - 4 digit bank code + 3 digit branch code||15:30||T+2||USD 5,000,000 equivalent|