携帯電話でIBKRからのテキストメッセージ(SMS)を受信することができません

Background: 

携帯電話の番号がクライアント・ポータルで認証され次第、IBKRより直接お客様の携帯電話にテキストメッセージ(SMS)が送信されるようになります。こちらのページではメッセージの受信に問題がある場合の基本的な解決策をご説明します。

 

1. 二段階認証プロセス用にIBKRモバイル認証(IB Key) を有効化する

無線/通信会社の問題に左右されずに、IBKRより送信されるすべてのメッセージを安定して受信するために、スマートフォンでIBKRモバイル認証(IB Key)を有効化することをお勧めします。

IBKRモバイルアプリで利用可能な携帯電話でのIB Key認証は二段階認証プロセスとして機能します。このためIBKR口座にログインする際に、SMSで認証コードを受信する必要がなくなります。 

現在、IBKRモバイルアプリは、アンドロイドまたはiOS のOSを搭載したスマートフォンに対応しています。インストール、有効化および管理に関する手順は以下のリンクよりご確認ください:

アンドロイド: KB2277
iOS: KB2278

 

2. 携帯電話の再起動:

デバイスのスイッチを完全に切ってから再起動してください。通常はこの作業でテキストメッセージを受信できるようになります。 

通信会社のカバー圏外(外国)でローミングが必要な場合などは、すべてのメッセージを受信できないことがあります。

 

3. ボイスコールバック機能の使用

スマートフォンを再起動してもログイン認証コードが配信されない場合には、代わりに「ボイス」機能を選択することもできます。この機能を選択すると自動音声によるコールバックでログイン認証コードを受信することができます。ボイスコールバック機能の使用方法は、IBKB 3396をご参照ください。

 

4. 通信会社がIBKRからのSMSをブロックしているかの確認

通信会社によってはIBKRからのテキストメッセージをスパムなどと認識し、自動的にブロックすることがあります。お住まいの地域に応じて、お使いの電話番号にSMSフィルターが適用されているかどうかの確認に、以下のサービスにお問合せください:

米国内:

インド内:

中国内:

  • 通信会社に直接電話して、IBKRからのメッセージをブロックしているかどうか確認してください

 

参考文献:

 

口座開設中の携帯電話番号の認証

イントロダクション

口座や取引に関する連絡をSMSで直接受信するには、お客様の携帯電話番号の認証が必要になります。 携帯電話番号を認証されていないお客様は、この作業が完了するまで取引制限の対象となります。下記の手順に従って、オンラインで認証作業を完了させてください。
お口座の開設がすでに完了していて携帯電話番号の認証がお済でないお客様は、KB2552に直接進んで認証手続きを完了させてください。

 

携帯電話番号の認証

インタラクティブ・ブローカーズ口座のお申込み手続きが完了すると、ページの上部に「携帯番号の確認」という青いバーが表示されます。

このバーは手順1-4の間、いつでもクリックすることができます。クリックすると次の画面が表示されます:

番号を完全に入力するとシステムが認識し、確認メッセージがすぐに送信されます。確認コードで受信したSMSコードを入力して、送信をクリックしてください。

お申込み手続き中に認証作業ができない場合には、「お申し込みの進捗状況」からいつでもできます。

 

規制が適用されることもありますので、下記にお気をつけください:

  • お住まいの国のNDNC(National Do Not Call)サービスをご利用の場合にはSMSメッセージがブロックされる可能性があります。
  • 詐欺防止対策のため、仮想番号プロバイダーはブロックされる可能性があります。
  • 通信会社によっては、SMSメッセージの配信時間に制限がある場合があります。

 

諸費用に関する概要

お客様および将来的に弊社のご利用をお考えの方は、料金の詳細が記載されている、弊社のウェブサイトをご覧いただくことをお勧め致します。

最も共通的な手数料や諸費用の概要は以下のようになります:

1. 手数料 - 商品の種類や上場取引所、またセットプラン(すべて一括)や別プランかなどの選択によって異なります。例えば米国株の場合、取引あたり$1.00を最低限として、1株あたり$0.005を手数料として設定しています。

2. 金利 - 証拠金によるマイナス残高には金利がかかりますが、弊社では国際的に認められたオーバーナイトのベンチマークを使用して金利を決定しています。さらに、ベンチマーク金利(「BM」)にスプレッドを適用し、残高が大きいほど金利が高くなるように設定して、実効レートを決定しています。 例えば、米ドル建てのローンの場合、ベンチマーク率はフェドファンドの実行レートで残高が10万ドル以下の場合には、ベンチマーク1.5%のスプレッドが追加されます。 また株式の空売りの際には、これをカバーするために借りた株式が「借入困難な銘柄」とみなされる場合、日次で表示される特別な手数料が適用されます。 

 3. 取引所手数料 - これもまた商品の種類や上場取引所によって異なります。例えば、米国の証券オプションの取引所では、流動性が失われると(成行注文または約定のつく指値注文)支払い手数料が発生し、また流動性が追加されると(指値注文)受取り手数料が発生することがあります。また、多くの取引所では注文のキャンセルや変更に手数料を設けています。

4. マーケットデータ - マーケットデータのご購読は必要ありませんが、購読する場合には、ベンダーの取引所と購読サービスによっては月額料金が発生することがあります。弊社では、お客様が取引を希望される商品に応じて、適切なマーケットデータ購読サービスを選択するための、マーケットデータ・アシスタントツールをご提供しています。ポータルにログインしてサポートの項目をクリックし、マーケットデータ・アシスタントのリンクを選択してください。

5. 月間最低アクティビティ手数料 - 弊社ではアクティブなトレーダーのお客様を対象としているため、毎月最低額の手数料が発生しない場合には、差額をアクティビティ手数料としてお支払いいただきます。最低額は月あたり$10です。

6. その他の諸費用 - IBKRでは月に1回の出金は無料になっていますが、それ以降の出金には手数料が設定されています。また、取引のバスト・リクエストやオプションや先物の権利行使や割当て、ADRカストディアン手数料など、お客様にパススルーされる手数料があります。

さらに詳しい情報は、弊社ウェブサイトの「諸費用・海外口座手数料」のメニューより該当するオプションを選択してご確認ください。

 

FaceKomによるビデオインタビューに必要となる動作環境

Interactive Brokers Central Europe ZRt(「IBCE」)では規制により、口座開設にお申込みいただくお客様のビデオインタビューでのご本人様確認を義務付けられております。インタビューは規制に則り、FaceKomを利用してリモートでのお客様確認となります。以下はIBCEのビデオインタビューに必要な動作環境です:

  • PC、ノートPC、またはモバイルデバイス: Android OS 4+ およびChrome、またはChromeビルトインのAndroid 5+ 、iOS Safari 11+。
  • PC / ノートPCにご利用可能なブラウザー: Google Chrome v44以上、Mozilla Firefox v39以上、2018年以降のOpera、Microsoft Edge 15+、Safari 11。
  • ハードウェア要件: Intel Core i3、i5、i7(AMDまたはこれと同等のもの)、RAM: 最低2GB。カメラ: HD(720p)を推奨。

System requirements for FaceKom interviews

Interactive Brokers Central Europe ZRt ("IBCE") is required, by regulation, to confirm applicant's identity via video interview. Interviews are conducted using a regulatory compliant remote client identification system offered by FaceKom. The minimum system requirements necessary to participate in the IBCE video interview are as follows:

  • PC, laptop or mobile devices: Android OS 4+ and Chrome or Android 5+ with built-in Chrome, iOS Safari 11+.
  • Supported browsers from PC / laptop: Google Chrome v44 or later, Mozilla Firefox v39 or later, Opera (since 2018), Microsoft Edge 15+ Safari 11.
  • Hardware requirements: Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 (AMD or equivalent), RAM: minimum 2GB. Camera: HD (720p) is recommended.

株式利回り向上プログラムに関連してよくあるご質問

株式利回り向上プログラムの目的
株式利回り向上プログラムは、分離管理されている証券ポジション(全額支払い済みや超過証拠金となる株式)をIBKRがサードパーティに貸付けることを許可することによって副収入につなげるプログラムです。ご参加されるお客様は、貸付されている株式が終了時に確実に返却されるための現金担保、また貸付期間中に借主からの現金担保に対して発生する利息を受け取ることができます。

 

全額支払済みおよび超過証拠金となる株式とは
全額支払済みの株式とは口座に保有されている有価証券で完全に支払いの済んでいるものを指します。超過証拠金となる株式とは支払いの済んでいない株式で、市場価格が証拠金バランスの140%を超えているものを指します。

 

株式利回り向上プログラムの貸付による取引から発生する収入はどのように計算されますか?
株式の貸付によってお客様に発生する収入は、店頭株式貸付市場で設定されるローン率によって変わります。 ローン率は貸付される株式の種類だけでなく、貸付日にも大きく左右されます。弊社では通常、参加者のお客様に対し、株式の貸付によって弊社に発生した金額の約50%の利息を現金担保にお支払い致します。例として、価値が$10,000の貸付株式から年間15%の収入を弊社が取得し、$10,000の現金担保を参加者の口座に転記することを想定します。この場合、弊社より参加者の現金担保にお支払いする通常の日次金利は$2.08になります。

 

貸付の現金担保額はどのように計算されるのですか?
株式の貸付に必要となる金利を決定する現金担保は、株式の終値に一定の割合(通常102-105%)掛けた上で一番近いドル/セント/ペンス等に切り上げられる、業界協定による方法で設定されます。通貨によって業界協定が異なります。例えば終値がUSD 59.24の株式100株貸付は$6,100に値します($59.24 * 1.02 = $60.4248。これが$61に切り上げられた上で100を掛けたもの)。下記は通貨ごとの業界協定のチャートになります:

USD 102%: 一番近いドルに切り上げ
CAD 102%: 一番近いドルに切り上げ
EUR 105%: 一番近いセントに切り上げ
CHF 105%: 一番近いラッペンに切り上げ
GBP 105%: 一番近いペンスに切り上げ
HKD 105%: 一番近いセントに切り上げ

詳細はKB1146をご確認ください。

 

IBKRの株式利回り向上プログラムによって貸付されている株式が売却や移管された場合や、プログラムへの参加をやめた場合にはどのような影響がありますか?

金利は取引が行われた日の翌日(T+1)より発生しなくなります。また、移管やプログラム参加の解約があった場合には、翌営業日より金利が発生しなくなります。

 

株式利回り向上プログラムへの参加資格はどのようになっていますか?

参加資格のある事業体
IB LLC
IB UK(SIPP口座は含まれません)
IB IE
IB CE
IB HK
IB Canada(RRSP/TFSA口座は含まれません)

 

参加資格のある口座タイプ
キャッシュ(登録日の時点で資産が最低$50,000であること)
マージン
ファイナンシャルアドバイザー管理のクライアント口座*
証券会社管理のクライアント口座: Fully DisclosedおよびNon-Disclosed*
証券会社管理のオムニバス口座
セパレート・トレーディング・リミット口座 (STL)

*お申込みされる口座は、マージン口座やキャッシュ口座の必要最低額を達成している必要があります。

こちらのプログラムは、IBジャパン、IBヨーロッパSARL、IBKRオーストラリア、ならびにIBインドのお客様にはご利用いただけません。IB LLCにおける口座をお持ちの日本およびインドのお客様はプログラムにご参加いただくことができます。

また、ファイナンシャルアドバイザー管理のクライアント口座、fully disclosedタイプの証券会社管理のクライアント口座、ならびにオムニバス・ブローカー口座をお持ちのお客様で上記の条件を達成されている方にはご利用いただくことができます。ファイナンシャルアドバイザーおよびfully disclosedタイプの証券会社管理のクライアント口座の場合には、クライアントによる同意書へのサインが必要となります。オムニバス・ブローカー口座の場合には、ブローカーによる同意書へのサインが必要となります。

 

IRA口座は株式利回り向上プログラムへの参加資格がありますか?
はい。

 

Interactive Brokers Asset Managementの管理によるIRA口座のパーティションは、株式利回り向上プログラムへの参加資格がありますか?
いいえ。

 

UK SIPP口座は株式利回り向上プログラムへの参加資格がありますか?
いいえ。

 

株式利回り向上プログラムへのお申込み方法
株式利回り向上プログラムへの参加資格をお持ちのお客様で参加をご希望される方は、設定から口座設定に進んでお申込みいただくことができます。取引許可の横にあるギヤアイコンをクリックしてください。ページ上部の取引プログラムの下に表示される「株式利回り向上プログラム」のタイトルになっているボックスにチェックを入れてください。「次に進む」をクリックして必要となる同意書とディスクロージャーにご記入ください。

 

プログラムに参加しているキャッシュ口座の資産が必要額である$50,000を下回った場合にはどうなりますか?
キャッシュ口座に必要となる最低資金額は、プログラムへの参加時点のみに必要となります。それ以降に資金額が下がったとしても、既存の貸付および新規の貸付に対する影響はありません。

 

株式利回り向上プログラムはどのように解約できますか?

株式利回り向上プログラムへのご参加の解約をご希望のお客様は、アカウント・マネジメントより、設定から口座設定に進んで解約することができます。取引許可の横にあるギヤアイコンをクリックしてください。取引プログラムの項目で「株式利回り向上プログラム」のタイトルになっているボックスのチェックを外してください。 「次に進む」をクリックして必要となる同意書とディスクロージャーにご記入ください。解約リクエストは通常、同日の終了時に処理されます。

 

ある口座がプログラムに参加後にこれを解約した場合、これ以降いつまたプログラムへの参加ができるようになりますか?
プログラム解約後、暦暦で90日間はお申込みいただくことができません。

 

貸付け対象となる有価証券ポジションのタイプ

米国マーケット ヨーロッパマーケット 香港マーケット カナダマーケット
普通株(上場株式、PINKおよびOTCBB) 普通株(上場株式) 普通株(上場株式) 普通株(上場株式)
ETF ETF ETF ETF
優先株 優先株 優先株 優先株
社債*      

*地方債は対象外です。

 

IPOに続いて流通市場で取引されている株式を貸付するにあたって何か規制はありますか?
いいえ。IBKRが売却に関わっていない限り規制はありません。

 

貸付け対象となる株数はどうやって割り出されますか?
株式の価値がある場合には先ずこれを割り出します。IBKRではこれに対する担保権を保有し、お客様が株式利回り向上プログラムにご参加されていない場合でも貸し出すことができます。お客様が株式を購入する際に証拠金貸付によって融資を行うブローカーは、お客様の株式を現金負債額の140%まで担保として貸出できるよう、規制によって許可されています。$50,000の現金残高を保有するお客様が、市場価格が$100,000の株式を購入するケースを例として見てみます。この場合の貸付け高は$50,000となり、ブローカーはこの残高の140%に値する金額または$70,000の株式を担保権として保有します。この金額を超えてお客様が保有する株式は超過証拠金証株式(この例では$30,000となります)、株式利回り向上プログラムの一環として弊社がこれの貸付けを行うことを許可されない場合には分別管理が必要になります。

負債額はまずUSD建てでない残高をすべてUSDに変換し、この後ショート株式からの収益がある場合にはこれを差し引いて(必要な場合にはUSDに変換し)割り出されます。結果としてマイナスの数値が出る場合には、これの140%までを弊社が確保します。またコモディティのセグメントやスポットメタル、およびCFD用に保有される残高は計算に入りません。

例1: USDを基準通貨とする口座において、EUR.USDが1.40の換算レートでEUR 100,000保有しています。USD建てで株価が$112,000(EUR 80,000同等額)の株式を購入します。USDに変換された現金額がプラス残高であるため、株式は全額支払い済みとみなされます。

要素 EUR USD 基準(USD)
キャッシュ 100,000 (112,000) $28,000
ロング株式   $112,000 $112,000
流動性資産価値     $140,000

例2: USDで$80,000、USD建てで$100,000のロング株式、そしてUSD建てで$100,000のショート株式を保有しています。合計$28,000のロング株式は証拠金証券、また残りの$72,000は超過証拠金証券とみなされます。これはショート株式の収益を現金残高から差し引き($80,000 - $100,000)この結果となるマイナス残高に140%をかけて算出されます($20,000 * 1.4 = $28,000)。

要素 基準(USD)
キャッシュ $80,000
ロング株式 $100,000
ショート株式 ($100,000)
流動性資産価値 $80,000

 

IBKRでは利用可能な株式すべてを貸付するのですか?
貸付対象となる株式に対する有利なレートを提供するマーケットがない、借手のいるマーケットに弊社がアクセスできない、または弊社が貸付を希望しないなどの理由により、口座内の貸付け可能な株式すべてが株式利回り向上プログラムを通して貸付される保証はありません。

 

株式利回り向上プログラムの貸付は100株単位で行われますか?
いいえ。弊社から外部への貸付は100株単位のみで行っていますが、お客様からの貸付には決まった単位はなく、外部へ100株の貸出しが必要となる場合には、1人のお客様からの75株、また別のお客様からの25株をあわせて100株しにて貸付を行う可能性があります。

 

貸付することのできる株数が必要な株数を上回る場合、貸付は顧客に対してどのように振り分けられるのですか?
プログラムによって貸付可能な株数が借手が必要とする株数を超える場合、貸付は比例計算で割当られます(例:貸付可能な株数の合計が20,000株あるものの、借手が必要とする株数が10,000株の場合には、各お客様より50%ずつお借り致します)。

 

株式の貸付はIBKRの顧客のみにされますか?それともサードパーティにもされるのでしょうか?
株式の貸付は弊社のお客様以外のサードパーティにも行われる可能性があります。

 

株式利回り向上プログラムの参加者は、IBKRが貸付する株式を指定することができますか?
いいえ。こちらのプログラムは弊社が完全に管理を行うものであり、証拠金ローンの抵当権により弊社が貸付許可を有する貸付可能な証券がある場合、全額支払い済みまたは超過証拠金の株式の貸付が可能かどうか、またこれの開始は弊社の裁量により決定されます。

 

株式利回り向上プログラムで貸付に出されている株式の売却には何か規制がありますか
貸付に出されている株式に規制はなく、いつでも売却することができます。株式はこれの売却にあたって返還の必要はなく、売却からの収益は通常の決済日にお客様の口座に入金されます。貸付は売却日の翌営業日開始時に終了します。

 

株式利回り向上プログラムで貸付されている株式に対してカバード・コールを売却し、証拠金信用力を受けることはできますか?
はい。貸付されているポジションに関連する損益は株式所有者のものとなるため、株式の貸付によってアンカバードやヘッジベースの必要証拠金に影響はありません。

 

貸付対象の株式で実際に引渡しが行われたものに対してコールの割当やプットの権利行使が発生した場合にはどうなりますか?
ポジションのクローズまたは減少となるアクションからT+1(取引、割当、権利行使)の時点で貸付停止となります。

 

貸付の対象となった後で取引が中止された株式はどうなりますか?
取引中止によって株式の貸付機能への直接的な影響はなく、対象株式の貸付が可能である限り、中止に関わらず株式の状態は変わりません。

 

証拠金および/または変動をカバーするために貸付による現金担保をコモディティ口座にスイープすることはできますか?
いいえ。貸付保証のための現金担保が証拠金などに関わることはありません。

 

プログラム参加者が証拠金ローンを始める、または既存のローン残高を増やすとどうなりますか?
全額支払い済みの株式をお持ちのお客様がプログラムを利用してこれを貸付された後で証拠金ローンを行う場合、超過証拠金証券の対象とならなくなるため貸付は停止されます。同様に、超過証拠金証券をお持ちのお客様がプログラムを利用してこれを貸付された後で証拠金ローンを上げる場合には、これも超過証拠金証券の対象とならなくなるため貸付は停止されます。

 

貸付されている株式はどのような状況で解約されますか?
以下のいずれかの状況が発生した場合、株式の貸付は解約となります:

- お客様がプログラムへのご参加を解約された場合
- 株式の移管
- 株式を元に借入を行った場合
- 株式の売却
- コール割当/プット権利行使
- 口座の解約

 

株式利回り向上プログラムの参加者は、貸付されている株式の配当金を受け取ることができますか?
株式利回り向上プログラムで貸付に出されている株式は通常、 配当金の代わりとなる所得(PIL)ではなく配当金を受け取るため、権利落ち日前にリコールされます。

 

株式利回り向上プログラムの参加者には、貸付されている株式への議決権がありますか?

いいえ。承諾やアクションを行う選択日や基準日が貸付期間内の場合、選択や承諾を行う権利は証券の借手のものとなります。

 

株式利回り向上プログラムの参加者は、貸付されている株式のライツやワラント、またをスピンオフによる株式を受け取ることができますか?

はい。貸付されている株式のライツ、ワラント、スピンオフ株式や分配はすべて株式所有者が受け取ります。

 

貸付されている株式はアクティビティ・ステートメント上にどのように表示されますか?

貸付担保、発行済み株式、アクティビティおよび収入は、以下の6項目に表示されます:


1. 現金詳細 – 開始時の現金担保残高、貸付アクティビティによる純変化(新しい貸付の場合にはプラス、純利益の場合にはマイナス)および終了時の現金担保残高が記載されます。

 

2. 純株式ポジションのサマリー – 株式ごとにIBKRにおける合計株数、借入られている株数、貸付られている株数および純株数(IBKRでの株数+借入株数+貸付株数)が記載されます。 

 

3. IB管理の貸付証券 – 株式利回り向上プログラムで貸付された株式ごとに、貸付株数および金利(%)が記載されます。 

 

4. IB管理の証券貸付状況 – 証券ごとに、貸付返却の割当(解約された貸付)、新しい貸付の割当(開始された貸付)、株数、純利子率(%)、お客様の担保への利子率(%)、ならびに担保額の詳細が記載されます。 

 

5. IB管理の貸付証券アクティビティ金利詳細 – 貸付ごとに、IBKRのものとなる利子(%)、IBKRの収入({担保額*金利}/360に相当する、貸付によってIBKRのものとなる収入の合計)、お客様の担保への利子(貸付によってIBKRのものとなる収入の約半分)、ならびにお客様のものとなる利子(お客様の担保への利子)の詳細が記載されます。

注意: この項目はお客様に発生した利子がステートメント期間に1米ドルを超える場合のみに表示されます。   

 

6. 未払い利息 – ここでの利子収入は未払い利息であり、その他の未払い利息と同じように扱われます(集約されますが、1ドルを超えて月ごとに表示される場合のみに未払い利息として記載されます)。年末報告のため、この利息は米国納税者に発行されるForm 1099にレポートされます。

 

ログイン認証コードの受信にボイスコールバック機能を使用する方法

Background: 

 二段階ログイン認証プロセス用にSMSが有効化されている場合には、ログイン認証コードの受信にボイスコールバック機能を利用することができます。こちらのページではプラットフォームにログインする際にコールバック機能を使用する方法をステップごとにご説明します。

 

ボイスコールバック機能の使用方法
 
ログイン認証コードを受信できない場合には、ボイスコールバック機能を選択することができます。この機能を選択すると自動音声によるコールバックでログイン認証コードを受信することができます。以下の手順に沿って機能を有効化してください。手順はログインされようとしているプラットフォームによって異なります。
 

 

クライアント・ポータル

1. 「セキュリティーコードを受信されませんでしたか?」をクリックしてください

2. 二つあるオプションから「ボイス」を選択し、コールバックを待ってください。

3. コールバックはボイスを選択してから通常1分内にかかってきます。認証コードを書き取るための準備をしてコールバックをお待ちください。

 

TWS

1. 「新しいセキュリティーコードをリクエストする」をクリックしてください

2. 二つあるオプションから「ボイス」を選択し、OKをクリックしてください。コールバックを待ってください。

 3. コールバックはボイスを選択してから通常1分内にかかってきます。認証コードを書き取るための準備をしてコールバックをお待ちください。

注意: TWS用のボイスコールバックは最新バージョンとベータ版のみでご利用可能です。

 

iOS用IBKRモバイル

1. 「新しいコードをリクエストする」をクリックしてください

2. 二つあるオプションから「ボイス」を選択し、コールバックを待ってください。

 3. コールバックはボイスを選択してから通常1分内にかかってきます。認証コードを書き取るための準備をしてコールバックをお待ちください。

 

アンドロイド用IBKRモバイル

1. 「新しいセキュリティーコードをリクエストする」をクリックしてください

2. 二つあるオプションから「ボイス」を選択し、コールバックを待ってください。

 3. コールバックはボイスを選択してから通常1分内にかかってきます。認証コードを書き取るための準備をしてコールバックをお待ちください。

 

参考文献:

 

FAQS: IBIE Brexit Account Migration

概観: 

This is an important document regarding the proposed transfer of your account from IBUK and IBLLC to IBIE that requires your attention. Please read the entirety of this document ahead of taking any action referred to in the Covering Letter sent to you via email.

Background: 

Please take time to read this FAQs, which summarises some of the key changes to the regulatory framework which will be brought about by the Proposed Transfer (as described below) and provides answers to some of the more general questions that you may have. The FAQs should be read in conjunction with the Covering Letter and the documents that are attached to the Covering Letter. If you require any further information, please get in touch with us using the contact details provided in the Covering Letter. This FAQs supersedes the one previously made available to you titled “FAQs: Brexit Account Migration” (“Original FAQs”) as it reflects new information, and we ask that you read it carefully. To the extent there is any inconsistency between this FAQs and the Original FAQs, please rely on the information contained in this FAQs.

Discussion:

This FAQs is split into three parts.

  • Part A sets outs key information in relation to the Proposed Transfer (as described below).
  • Part B covers key legal and regulatory topics that arise as a result of the Proposed Transfer (as described below).
  • Part C aims to answer any other questions that you may have and provides some further and more practical information in relation to what will and will not be changing following the Proposed Transfer (as described below).

PART A – THE PROPOSED TRANSFER

1. What is the situation currently and why do things have to change?

As you will be aware, at present, your relationship with Interactive Brokers is led by our entity based in the United Kingdom, specifically Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited (“IBUK”) and the services provided to you are provided by IBUK and, depending on the products you do business in, our US affiliate Interactive Brokers LLC (“IBLLC”). At present IBUK utilises what is known as a financial services passport to be able to perform its part of the service provision across continental Europe. Our working assumption is that following the end of the Brexit transitional period later this year, IBUK will lose its financial services passport and that from 1 January 2021 Interactive Brokers will need to make some changes in relation to which legal entity does business with you.

2. What are the “changes” envisaged above?

We have established a new Interactive Brokers legal entity in Ireland, namely, Interactive Brokers Ireland Limited (“IBIE”). We propose to transfer the business that you currently conduct with IBUK and IBLLC to IBIE. In other words, it is our intention that all of your accounts, investments and services currently provided to you by IBUK and IBLLC will instead be singularly provided by IBIE (for convenience we will refer to this as the “Proposed Transfer”).

3. When will the Proposed Transfer occur?

We will write to you again ahead of the Proposed Transfer.

4. Who is IBIE? What sort of a firm is it?

Effective 22 December 2020, IBIE became authorised as an investment firm by the Central Bank of Ireland. Its regulatory status and profile will be very similar to IBUK’s. This is because both IBIE and IBUK will be authorised pursuant to the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Directive 2014/65/EU). This is an EU-wide piece of legislation the purpose of which is to, as much as possible, harmonise how investment firms are regulated across the EU

This does not mean there are not some differences between the legislation that applies to your relationship with IBUK and IBLLC at present and that which will apply once your account is transferred to IBIE. We explain this in more detail in Part B of this FAQs.

5. What are IBIE’s legal details?

Interactive Brokers Ireland Limited is registered as a private company limited by shares (registration number 657406) and is listed in the Register of Companies maintained by the Irish Companies Registration Office. Its registered address is 10 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland. We are still finalising IBIE’s day-to-day contact details and we will be in touch with these details in due course.

6. Who will regulate IBIE and what are their contact details?

The Central Bank of Ireland will be the competent regulator for IBIE (in the same way that the Financial Conduct Authority is the competent regulator for IBUK). The Central Bank of Ireland’s contact details are set out below:

Location

The Central Bank of Ireland

New Wapping Street

North Wall Quay

Dublin 1

D01 F7X3

Contact Numbers

Phone: +353 (0)1 224 6000

Fax: +353 (0)1 224 5550

Postal Address

Central Bank of Ireland

P.O. Box 559

Dublin 1

Public Helpline

E-mail: enquiries@centralbank.ie

Lo-Call: 1890 777 777

Phone: +353 (0)1 224 5800

 

7. Where does IBIE fit with respect to the broader Interactive Brokers group?

IBIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary that sits within the broader Interactive Brokers Group.

8. What does the Proposed Transfer mean for me? Will there be any material impacts?

We do not anticipate any material impacts for you as a result of the Proposed Transfer. Nonetheless, it is very important that you read this FAQs carefully and in full and make sure that you understand what the changes are for you.

9. What do I have to do if I want to continue doing business with Interactive Brokers?

If you would like to continue to do business with Interactive Brokers, we require your cooperation and action.

Specifically, we need you to consent and agree to the Customer Agreement and other Documents available under the Important Information section of the Proposed Transfer process and to the regulatory matters outlined in the Covering Letter, the Important Information and Consent sections of the Proposed Transfer process. You can do this by following the instructions in the Covering Letter.

To be clear, you do not have to consent to the Proposed Transfer if you feel that you may be adversely affected by it. However, you should be aware that if you decide to decline, IBUK may not be able to keep servicing your account at the end of the Brexit transition period. If that happens, your account will be restricted from opening new transactions or transferring new assets. You always have the ability to transfer your account to another broker. If you wish to decline, please follow the instructions in the Covering Letter.

In either case, we ask that you read the entirety of this FAQs and the Covering Letter before deciding to consent to or decline the Proposed Transfer.

10. What happens next?

If you consent to the transfer, please complete all actions detailed in the Covering Letter and we will prepare your account for the Proposed Transfer. Following the Proposed Transfer, IBIE will write to you with further information about your new relationship with them.

 

PART B – LEGAL AND REGULATORY CHANGES THAT YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF

1. What terms and conditions will govern my relationship with IBIE following the Proposed Transfer? Are these different to the ones that currently apply?

Trades that you conduct after the Proposed Transfer will be governed by the new Customer Agreement between you and IBIE. A copy of the new Customer Agreement is available in the Important Information section of the Proposed Transfer process. Please see the response to Question A3 above in relation to the timing for the Proposed Transfer.

2. What conduct of business rules (including best execution) will apply to my relationship with IBIE? Are there any material differences that will apply to my relationship with IBIE compared to those that apply to my existing relationship with IBUK?

There are some changes to be aware of, which we explain below.

If you do business with IBUK on a “carried” basis (in other words, you trade index options, futures and futures options and IBUK carries your account and custodies your assets) then the Financial Conduct Authority’s conduct of business rules currently apply to you. These rules are based heavily on the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, the Markets in Financial Regulation and various delegated directives and regulations (collectively, “MiFID”). In relation to best execution, where it applies, IBUK must take all sufficient steps to achieve the best possible result for you when we execute your order.

If you currently do business with IBUK on an “introduced” basis (in other words, you trade products outside of those mentioned in the previous paragraph and you have a relationship with both IBUK and its US affiliate, IBLLC), a mix of conduct of business rules will currently apply to you. For instance, with respect to the introduction of your business to IBLLC, the Financial Conduct Authority’s conduct of business rules will apply (see above in relation to these). Once introduced to IBLLC, the relevant U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission rules and regulations (among others) will apply to IBLLC’s role (including its obligations in relation to best execution and custody).

Please note that it is of course possible that your business is split across these two scenarios (in other words some of your business is conducted on a “carried” basis while some of it is conducted on an “introduced” basis).

Going forward, the distinction between “carried” and “introduced” business will no longer apply and in each case set out above, Irish conduct of business rules will exclusively apply to your relationship with IBIE. Similar to the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s rules, the Irish conduct of business rules are based on MiFID and IBIE’s obligations in relation to best execution will largely mirror those that currently apply to IBUK.

In our view, while the rules that apply to our relationship will change, we do not consider such changes to be material or to result in a lesser degree of protection being afforded to you.

3. How will my investments that I custody with IBIE be held from a legal/regulatory perspective? Are there any material differences that will apply to my relationship with IBIE compared to those that apply to my existing relationship with IBUK?

The rules that currently apply depends on the sort of business that you presently have with IBUK (please see the response to Question B2 above). Where you conduct “carried” business with IBUK, the Financial Conduct Authority’s client asset (or “CASS”) rules will apply. These rules are based heavily on MiFID. Where you conduct “introduced” business with IBUK and IBLLC, the US custody rules will apply to your custody assets.

Going forward, as set out above, the distinction between “carried” and “introduced” business will no longer apply and in each case set out above, Irish custody rules will exclusively apply to your relationship with IBIE. Like the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s rules, the Irish conduct of business rules are based on MiFID. Please consult the Client Assets Key Information Document attached in the Important Information section in relation to the Irish custody regime.

4. How am I protected against loss? Are there any material differences that will apply to my relationship with IBIE compared to those that apply to my existing relationship with IBUK?

Currently, your eligible assets are protected from loss either under the US Securities Investor Protection Corporation at an amount of up to USD 500,000 (subject to a cash sublimit of USD 250,000) or the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme at an amount up to £50,000 (which regime applies depends on the relevant segment of your IBUK account, as explained in the response to Question B2 above). After the Proposed Transfer, the Irish Investor Compensation Scheme, which is administered by The Investor Compensation Company DAC, may protect your assets from loss should IBIE default and be unable to meet its obligations to you.

Ireland’s compensation scheme is similar to the compensation scheme you have access to in the UK, albeit with a lower limit. The purpose of the Irish Investor Compensation Scheme is to pay compensation to you (subject to certain limits) if you have invested money or investment instruments in either of the following cases:

  • A firm goes out of business and cannot return your investments or money; and
  • A Central Bank of Ireland determination or a court ruling has been made under the Investor Compensation Act 1998;

The Investor Compensation Company DAC (ICCL) administers the scheme. IBIE will be a member of the scheme.

The scheme covers investment products including:

  • Public and private company shares
  • Units in collective investment schemes
  • Life insurance policies (including unit-linked funds)
  • Non-life insurance policies
  • Tracker bonds
  • Futures and options

Usually, you can only make a claim after a firm goes out of business and its assets have been liquidated and distributed to those who are owed money. Please check the details of the schemes for any limits that apply – not all losses will be covered as there are maximum levels of compensation. The ICCL will pay you compensation for 90% of the amount you have lost, up to a maximum of €20,000.

5. How do I make a complaint to IBIE? Are there any material differences that will apply to my relationship with IBIE compared to those that apply to my existing relationship with IBUK? What if my complaint relates to something that happened while I was a customer of IBUK?

The new Customer Agreement sets out how to lodge a complaint with IBIE. The complaints handling procedures are materially similar to those that apply to your existing relationship with IBUK. If the substance of your complaint relates to something that happened prior to the Proposed Transfer, then you should address your complaint to IBUK. IBUK will remain authorised as an investment firm post-Brexit. Its current contact information will stay the same should you need to contact IBUK.

6. After the Proposed Transfer, will I still have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service?

In case of complaint, investors should follow the complaints procedure as referred to in the Customer Agreement. As explained in the Original FAQs, once the Proposed Transfer has taken place, the UK Financial Ombudsman Service will cease to have jurisdiction over any complaints that you may have in respect of IBUK. However, please be aware that Ireland has a dispute resolution scheme in the form of the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (“FSPO”) The FSPO is a free and independent statutory dispute resolution scheme for financial services. You may be eligible to make a complaint to the FSPO if you are an “eligible complainant”. Details of who are “eligible complainants” can be found on www.fspo.ie. The FSPO can be contacted at:

Postal Address

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman

Lincoln House,

Lincoln Place

Dublin 2

D02 VH29

Telephone

+353 (0)1 567 7000

Email

Info@fspo.ie

7. How will my personal data be processed and protected? Are there any material differences that will apply to my relationship with IBIE compared to those that apply to my existing relationship with IBUK in this context?

Please see the Original FAQs for further information. In summary there will be no material change.

 

PART C – OTHER PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AND NEXT STEPS

1. Who should I contact before the Proposed Transfer takes place and after the Proposed Transfer if I have any questions in the ordinary course?

Generally speaking, you should contact IBUK with any questions that you may have prior to the Proposed Transfer, and you should contact IBIE with any questions that you may have following the Proposed Transfer taking place. Regardless of who you contact at Interactive Brokers, we will ensure your query is promptly dealt with and we will help you to connect with the right person or department.

2. Will the range of products offered be the same?

Our current expectation is that the same range of products will be offered by IBIE as are offered by IBUK.

There might be a restriction on Foreign Exchange transactions that would create a negative balance or would increase a preexisting negative balance in either component currency (i.e., "Leveraged Forex"). However, the same currency pairs can be traded as a Forex CFD. Contracts For Difference are complex instruments, and we invite you to carefully review the CFD risk warnings before trading these instruments following the transfer of your account.

Please note that IBIE offers financing for securities and commodities trades but cannot support withdrawals of borrowed funds. You will be free to withdraw any free cash not needed to support your open positions. If you would like to withdraw additional funds, you can sell positions and withdraw the proceeds.

3. I currently trade OTC derivatives with IBUK – what will happen to my open positions?

Your open positions will be transferred to IBIE and you will face IBIE rather than IBUK. You will no longer have any legal relationship with IBUK in relation to those positions. We will separately provide you with an updated Key Investor Information Document (please follow the link to the PRIIPs KID landing page in the Covering Letter).

4. What happens to any security I have granted to IBUK/IBLLC as part of a margin loan?

If you have granted security or collateral to IBUK/IBLLC this will transfer to the new Irish entity – IBIE - upon the Proposed Transfer taking place.

We do not anticipate you needing to take any steps to reflect the change in beneficiary, although we may need to take some administrative steps of our own to update security registers with the change in details. This should, however, not affect our priority or otherwise affect the date from which the security is valid.

5. Will I have access to the same trading platform or be subject to any software changes following migrations?

The migration will have no impact upon the software you use to trade or administer your account. The technology will remain the same as it is today.

6. Will all account balances be transferred at the same time?

All balances, with the exception of accruals (e.g., interest, dividends) will be transferred at the same time. Once accruals have been posted to cash, they will automatically be swept to the migrated account. 

7. What will happen to my current account following migration?

Once all accruals have been  swept, your current account will be closed and inaccessible for trading purposes. You will still be able to access this closed account via the Client Portal for purposes of viewing and printing archived activity and tax statements.

8. Will IBKR’s commissions and fees change when my account is migrated?

No. IBKR commissions and fees do not vary by the broker your account is maintained with.

9. Will my trading permissions change when my account is migrated?

Subject to the Leveraged Forex limitation discussed in (2) above, we do not expect any changes to your trading permissions when your account is migrated.

10. Will open orders (e.g., Good-til-Canceled) be carried over when my account is migrated?

Open orders will be not carried over to the new account and we recommend that clients review their orders immediately following the migration to ensure that the open orders are consistent with their trading intentions.

11. Will I be subject to the U.S. Pattern Day Trading Rule once my account is migrated?

Accounts maintained with IBUK are subject to the U.S. Pattern Day Trading (PDT) rule as the accounts are introduced to and carried by IBLLC, a U.S. broker. The PDT rules restricts accounts with equity below USD 25,000 to no more than 3 Day Trades within any 5-business day period.

As accounts migrated to IBIE will not be introduced to IBLLC, they will not be subject to the PDT rule.

12. Will I receive a single, combined annual activity statement at year end?

No. You will receive an annual statement of your existing account which will cover the period starting January 1, 2020 through the date of migration and a second annual statement for your new account which will cover the period starting from the migration date through the end of the year.

13. Will the current cost basis of positions be carried over when my account is migrated?

Yes, this migration will have no impact upon the cost basis of your positions.

14. Will the migrated account retain the same configuration as the current account?

The configuration of the account following migration will match that of the current account to the extent permissible by regulation. This includes attributes such as margin capability, market data, additional users, and alerts. In limited instances, an account will be migrated to a jurisdiction where the full scope of product eligibility cannot be offered. Client’s holding restricted products may migrate and maintain or close such positions but won’t be allowed to increase the position.

15. Will my login credentials change?

No. Your username, password, and any 2-factor authentication process in place for your existing account will remain active following migration. You will, however, be assigned a new account ID for your migrated account.

 

FAQS: IBLUX Brexit Account Migration

概観: 

This is an important document regarding the proposed transfer of your account from IBUK and IBLLC to IBLUX that requires your attention. Please read the entirety of this document ahead of taking any action referred to in the Covering Letter sent to you via email.

Background: 

Please take time to read this article, which summarises some of the key changes to the regulatory framework brought about by the Proposed Transfer (as described below) and provides answers to some more general questions you may have. It should be read in conjunction with the Covering Letter sent to you via email and to which it was linked. If you require any further information, please get in touch with us using the contact details provided in that Covering Letter. This article supersedes the one previously made available to you titled “FAQs: Brexit Account Migration” (“Original FAQs”) as it reflects new information and we ask that you read it carefully. To the extent there is any inconsistency between this article and the Original FAQs, please rely on the information contained in this article.

Discussion:

This Information Leaflet is split into three parts.

  • Part A sets outs key information in relation to our proposal to transfer your business.
  • Part B covers key legal and regulatory topics that arise as a result of the arrangements covered in Part A.
  • Part C aims to answer any other questions you may have and provide some further and more practical information in relation to what will and will not be changing following the Proposed Transfer.

 PART A – THE PROPOSED TRANSFER

1. What is the situation currently and why do things have to change?

As you would be aware, at present, your relationship with Interactive Brokers is led by our entity based in the United Kingdom, specifically Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited (“IBUK”) and the services provided to you are provided by IBUK and, depending on the products you do business in, our US affiliate Interactive Brokers LLC (“IBLLC”). At present IBUK utilises what is known as a financial services passport to be able to perform its part of the service provision across continental Europe. Our working assumption is that following the end of the Brexit transitional period later this year, IBUK will lose the ability to do so and that from 1 January 2021 Interactive Brokers will need to make some changes in relation to which legal entity does business with you. 

2. What are the “changes” envisaged above?

We have established a new Interactive Brokers legal entity in Luxembourg, specifically, Interactive Brokers Luxembourg SARL (“IBLUX”). The proposal is to transfer the business that you currently conduct with IBUK and IBLLC to IBLUX. In other words, it is our intention that all of your accounts, investments and services currently provided by IBUK and IBLLC will instead be singularly provided by IBLUX (for convenience we will refer to this as the “Proposed Transfer”). 

3. When will the Proposed Transfer occur?

We will write to you again ahead of the Proposed Transfer.

4. Who is IBLUX? What sort of a firm is it?

IBLUX was granted authorisation by the Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Commission (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, CSSF) to operate as an investment firm in November 2019. IBLUX’s regulatory status and profile is very similar to IBUK’s. This is because both IBLUX and IBUK are authorised pursuant to the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. This is an EU-wide piece of legislation whose purpose is to, as much as possible, harmonise how investment firms are regulated. 

This does not mean there are not some differences between the regulations that apply to your relationship at present and those that will apply once your account is transferred. We explain these in more detail in Part B of this article. 

5. What are IBLUX’s legal details?

Interactive Brokers Luxembourg SARL is registered as a private company limited by shares (société à responsabilité limitée)  (registration number B229091) in the register of companies for Luxembourg. Its registered address is 4, rue Robert Stümper, L - 2557 Luxembourg. We are still finalising IBLUX’s day-to-day contact details and will be in touch with these in due course.   

6. Who will regulate IBLUX and what are their contact details?

The Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Commission (CSSF) is the competent regulator for IBLUX (in the same way that the Financial Conduct Authority is the competent regulator for IBUK). The Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Commission’s (CSSF) contact details are set out below:

Location

Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier

283, route d’ArlonL-1150

Luxembourg 

Postal Address

Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier

L-2991 Luxembourg

 

7. Where does IBLUX fit with respect to the broader Interactive Brokers group?

IBLUX is a wholly-owned subsidiary that sits within the broader Interactive Brokers Group.

8. What does the Proposed Transfer mean for me? Will there be any material impacts?

We do not anticipate any material impacts. Nonetheless, it is very important you read this article and make sure you understand what the changes are.

9. What do I have to do if I want to continue doing business with Interactive Brokers?

If you would like to continue to do business with Interactive Brokers we require your cooperation and action.

Specifically, we need you to consent and agree to the Customer Agreement and other Documents attached to the Covering Letter and to the regulatory matters outlined in the Covering Letter. You can do this by following the instructions in the Covering Letter.

To be clear, you do not have to consent to the Proposed Transfer if you feel you may be adversely affected by it. However, you should be aware that if you decide to decline, IBUK will likely not be able to keep servicing your account at the end of the Brexit transition period. If that happens, your account will be put in liquidation and we will ask you to transfer your assets to another broker. If you wish to decline, please follow the instructions in the Covering Letter.

In either case, we ask that you read the entirety of this Information Leaflet and the Covering Letter before deciding to consent to or decline to the Proposed Transfer.

10. What happens next?

If you consent to the transfer, please complete all actions detailed in the Covering Letter and we will prepare your account for the Proposed Transfer. Following the Proposed Transfer, IBLUX will write to you with further information about your new relationship with them.

 

PART B – LEGAL AND REGULATORY CHANGES THAT YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF

1. What terms and conditions will govern your relationship following the Proposed Transfer? Are these different to the ones that currently apply?

Trades that you conduct after the Proposed Transfer will be governed by the new Customer Agreement between you and IBLUX. A copy of the new Customer Agreement will be presented to you online when you are provided with an opportunity to consent. Please see question A3 above in relation to the timing for the Proposed Transfer.

2. What conduct of business rules (including best execution) will apply to my relationship with IBLUX? Are there any material differences that apply to my relationship with IBLUX when compared to my existing relationship led by IBUK in this context?

There are some changes to be aware of, which we explain below.

If you do business with IBUK on a “carried” basis (in other words, you trade index options, futures and futures options and IBUK carries your account and custodies your assets) then the Financial Conduct Authority’s conduct of business rules currently apply to you. These rules are based heavily on the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, the Markets in Financial Regulation and various delegated directives and regulation (collectively “MiFID”). In relation to best execution, where it applies, IBUK must take all sufficient steps to achieve the best possible result for you when we execute your order.

If you currently do business with IBUK on an “introduced” basis (in other words, you trade products outside of those mentioned in the previous paragraph and you have a relationship with both IBUK and its US affiliate, IBLLC) a mix of conduct of business rules currently apply to you. For instance, with respect to the introduction of your business to IBLLC, the Financial Conduct Authority’s conduct of business rules apply (see above in relation to these). Once introduced to IBLLC, the relevant U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission rules and regulations (among others) apply to IBLLC’s role (including its obligations in relation to best execution and custody).

Note more generally that it is of course possible that your business is split across these two scenarios (in other words, some of your business is conducted on a “carried” basis while some of it is conducted on an “introduced” basis).

Going forward, the distinction between “carried” and “introduced” business will no longer apply and in each case set out above, Luxembourg conduct of business rules will exclusively apply to your relationship with IBLUX. Like the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s rules, these are based heavily on MiFID and IBLUX’s obligations in relation to best execution mirror those that currently apply to IBUK.

In our view, while the rules that apply to our relationship will change, we do not consider such changes to be material or to result in a lesser degree of protection being afforded to you.

3. How will my investments that I custody with IBLUX be held from a legal/regulatory perspective? Are there any material differences that apply to my relationship with IBLUX when compared to my existing relationship led by IBUK in this context?

The rules that currently apply depends on the sort of business you presently have with IBUK (see B2 above). Where you conduct “carried” business with IBUK the, Financial Conduct Authority’s client asset (or “CASS”) rules will apply. These are based heavily on MiFID. Where you conduct “introduced” business with IBUK and IBLLC, the US custody rules will apply to your custody assets.

Going forward, as set out above, the distinction between “carried” and “introduced” business will no longer apply and in each case set out above, Luxembourg custody rules will exclusively apply to your relationship with IBLUX. Like the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s rules, these are based heavily on MiFID.

4. How am I protected against loss? Are there any material differences that apply to my relationship with IBLUX when compared to my existing relationship led by IBUK in this context?

Currently your eligible assets are protected from loss either under the US Securities Investor Protection Corporation or the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (which regime applies depends on the relevant segment of your IBUK account, as explained above in B2). After the Proposed Transfer, the Luxembourg Investor Compensation Scheme (Système d’indemnisation des investisseurs, SIIL) will protect your assets from loss should IBLUX default and be unable to meet its obligations to you.

Luxembourg’s compensation scheme is similar to the compensation scheme you have access to in the UK, albeit with a lower limit. The purpose of the Luxembourg Investor Compensation Scheme (Système d’indemnisation des investisseurs, SIIL) is to pay compensation to you (subject to certain limits) if you have invested money or investment instruments in either of the following cases:

  • An authorised firm that the CSSF has decided is not in a position to repay investors/meet its obligations, or
  • A court ruling prevents the firm from returning your investment.

The scheme is operated by the Luxembourg financial markets authority (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, CSSF) and managed by the Council of protection of depositors and investors (Conseil de protection des déposants et des investisseurs, CPDI). If a member firm of the scheme goes out of business and cannot return your money or investment instruments, you may be able to claim compensation from the scheme.

IBLUX is a member of the scheme.

The scheme covers investment products including:

  • Public and private company shares
  • Units in collective investment schemes
  • Tracker bonds
  • Futures and options

Usually you can only make a claim after a firm goes out of business and its assets have been liquidated and distributed to those who are owed money. Check the details of the schemes for any limits that apply – not all losses will be covered as there are maximum levels of compensation. The Luxembourg Investor Compensation Scheme (Système d’indemnisation des investisseurs, SIIL) will pay you compensation for the amount you have lost, up to a maximum of €20,000.

5. How do I make a complaint to IBLUX? Are there any material differences that apply to my relationship with IBLUX when compared to my existing relationship led by IBUK in this context? What if my complaint relates to something that happened while I was a customer of IBUK?

The new Customer Agreement sets out how to lodge a complaint with IBLUX. The procedures are materially similar to those that apply to your existing relationship with IBUK. If the substance of your complaint relates to something that happened prior to the Proposed Transfer, then you should address your complain to IBUK. IBUK will remain authorised as an investment firm post-Brexit. Its current contact information will stay the same should you need to contact IBUK.

6. Will I still have access to the Financial Ombudsman?

In case of a complaint, investors should follow the complaints procedure as referred to in the Customer Agreement. Once the Proposed Transfer has taken place, the UK Financial Ombudsman Service will cease to have jurisdiction over any complaints.

7. How will my personal data be processed and protected? Are there any material differences that apply to my relationship with IBLUX when compared to my existing relationship led by IBUK in this context?

There will be no material change.

 

PART C – OTHER PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AND NEXT STEPS

 

1. Who should I contact before the Proposed Transfer takes place and after the Proposed Transfer if I have any questions in the ordinary course?

Generally speaking, you should contact IBUK with any questions prior to the Proposed Transfer and you should contact IBLUX with any questions following the Proposed Transfer. Regardless of who you contact at Interactive Brokers, we will ensure your query is promptly dealt with and will help you to connect to the right person or department.

2. Will the range of products and services offered be the same?

Our current expectation is that the majority of products that can be traded in the IBUK account will be offered by IBLUX. However, there are some limitations.  However, IBLUX will not offer the ability to transact leveraged foreign exchange or to adhere to the Stock Yield Enhancement Programme that is currently available to you. Clients that are residents of Luxembourg will also be restricted from trading Bonds.

Please note that IBLUX offers financing for securities and commodities trades but cannot support withdrawals of borrowed funds. You will be free to withdraw any free cash not needed to support your open positions. If you would like to withdraw additional funds, you can sell positions and withdraw the proceeds

To the extent you are impacted by this, we will separately get in touch with you.

3. I currently trade OTC derivatives with IBUK – what will happen to my open positions?

Your open positions will be transferred to IBLUX and your position will face IBLUX rather than IBUK. You will no longer have any legal relationship with IBUK in relation to those positions.

We will separately provide to you an updated  Key Information Document (please follow the link to the PRIIPs KID landing page in the Covering Letter).

4. What happens to any security I have granted IBUK as part of a margin loan?

If you have granted security or collateral to IBUK/IBLLC, it will transfer to IBLUX upon the Proposed Transfer. We do not anticipate you needing to take any steps to reflect the change in beneficiary, although we may need to take some administrative steps of our own to update security registers with the change in details. This should, however, not affect our priority or otherwise affect the date from which the security is valid.

5. Will I have access to the same trading platform or be subject to any software changes following migration?

The migration will have no impact upon the software you use to trade or administer your account. The technology will remain the same as it is today.

6. Will all account balances be transferred at the same time? What will happen to my current account following migration?

All balances, with the exception of accruals (e.g., interest, dividends) will be transferred at the same time. Once accruals have been posted to cash, they will automatically be swept to the migrated account

7. What will happen to my current account following migration?

Once all accruals have been  swept, your current account will be closed and inaccessible for trading purposes. You will still be able to access this closed account via the Client Portal for purposes of viewing and printing archived activity and tax statements.

8. Will IBKR’s commissions and fees change when my account is migrated?

No. IBKR commissions and fees do not vary by the broker your account is maintained with.

9. Will my trading permissions change when my account is migrated?

Following migration, you will be restricted from engaging in leveraged forex transactions.

10. Will open orders (e.g., Good-til-Canceled) be carried over when my account is migrated?

Open orders will not be carried over to the new account, and we recommend that clients review their orders immediately following the migration to ensure that the open orders are consistent with their trading intentions.

11. Will I be subject to the U.S. Pattern Day Trading Rule once my account is migrated?

Accounts maintained with IBUK are subject to the U.S. Pattern Day Trading (PDT) rule as the accounts are introduced to and carried by IBLLC, a U.S. broker. The PDT rule restricts accounts with equity below USD 25,000 to no more than 3 Day Trades within any 5-business day period.
 
As accounts migrated to IBLUX will not be introduced to IBLLC, they will not be subject to the PDT rule.

12. Will I receive a single, combined annual activity statement at year end?

No. You will receive an annual statement for your existing account which will cover the period starting January 1, 2020 through the date of migration and a second annual statement for your new account which will cover the period starting from the migration date through December 31, 2020.

13. Will the current cost basis of positions be carried over when my account is migrated?

Yes, this migration will have no impact upon the cost basis of your positions.

14. Will the migrated account retain the same configuration as the current account?

The configuration of the account following migration will match that of the current account to the extent permissible by regulation. This includes attributes such as margin capability, market data, additional users and alerts.  In limited instances, an account will be migrated to a jurisdiction where the full scope of product eligibility cannot be offered. Client’s holding restricted products may migrate and maintain or close such positions but won’t be allowed to increase the position. 

15. Will my login credentials change? 
A: No. Your user name, password and any 2-factor authentication process in place for your existing account will remain active following migration. You will, however, be assigned a new account ID for your migrated account.

 

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