FaceKom面談的系統要求

根據法規要求,盈透證券中歐有限公司(“IBCE”)須通過視頻面談的方式確認賬戶申請人的身份。面談將通過監管當局認可的遠程客戶身份識別系統進行,該系統由FaceKom提供。以下是參加IBCE視頻面談的最低系統要求:

  • 臺式電腦、手提電腦或移動設備:安卓OS 4+ 及Chrome,或安卓5+內置Chrome,iOS Safari 11。
  • 臺式電腦/手提電腦支持的瀏覽器: Google Chrome v44或更新的版本,Mozilla Firefox v39或更新的版本,Opera(2018年以後),Microsoft Edge 15+ Safari 11。
  • 硬件要求:Intel Core i3, i5或i7(AMD或同等配置),RAM:最小2GB。攝像頭:推薦使用HD (720p)。

 

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.

股票收益提升計劃(SYEP)常見問題

股票收益提升計劃推出的目的是什麼?
股票收益提升計劃可供客戶通過允許IBKR將其賬戶內原本閒置的證券頭寸(即全額支付和超額保證金證券)出借給第三方來賺取額外收益。參與此計劃的客戶會收到用以確保股票在借貸終止時順利歸還的現金抵押,並且在股票借出的每一天都能就現金抵押獲取利息。

 

什麼是全額支付和超額保證金證券?
全額支付證券是客戶賬戶中全款付清的證券。超額保證金證券是雖然沒有全款付清但本身市場價值已超過保證金貸款餘額的140%的證券。

 

客戶股票收益提升計劃的借出交易收益如何計算?
客戶借出股票的收益取決於場外證券借貸市場的借貸利率。借出的股票不同,出借的日期不同,都會對借貸利率造成很大差異。通常,IBKR會按自己借出股票所得金額的大約50%向參與計劃的客戶支付現金抵押利息。例如,假設IBKR借出$10,000美元股票,年化收益15%,向借出客戶的賬戶存入了$10,000美元的現金抵押。則IBKR對現金抵押支付的日利息通常會是$2.08美元。

 

借貸交易的現金抵押金額如何確定?
證券借貸的現金抵押金額採用行業慣例確定,即用股票的收盤價乘以特定百分比(通常為102-105%),然後向上取整到最近的美元/分。每個幣種的行業慣例不同。例如,借出100股收盤價為$59.24美元的美元計價股票,現金抵押應為$6,100 ($59.24 * 1.02 = $60.4248;取整到$61,再乘以100)。下表為各個幣種的行業慣例:

USD 102%;向上取整到最近的元
CAD 102%;向上取整到最近的元
EUR 105%;向上取整到最近的分
CHF 105%;向上取整到最近的生丁
GBP 105%;向上取整到最近的便士
HKD 105%;向上取整到最近的分

更多信息,請參見KB1146

 

退出IBKR股票收益提升計劃或賣出/轉帳通過此計劃借出的股票會對利息造成什麼影響?

交易日的下一個工作日(T+1)停止計息。對於轉帳或退出計劃,利息也會在發起轉帳或退出計劃的下一個工作日停止計算。

 

參加IBKR股票收益提升計劃有什麼資格要求?

可參加股票收益提升計劃的實體
盈透證券有限公司(IB LLC)
盈透證券英國有限公司(IB UK)(SIPP賬戶除外)
盈透證券愛爾蘭有限公司(IB IE)
盈透證券中歐有限公司(IB CE)
盈透證券香港有限公司(IB HK)
盈透證券加拿大有限公司(IB Canada)(RRSP/TFSA賬戶除外)

 

可參加股票收益提升計劃的賬戶類型
現金帳戶(申請參加時賬戶資產超過$50,000美元)
保證金賬戶
財務顧問客戶賬戶*
介紹經紀商客戶賬戶:全披露和非披露*
介紹經紀商綜合賬戶
獨立交易限制賬戶(STL)

*參加的賬戶必須是保證金賬戶或滿足上述現金帳戶最低資產要求的現金帳戶。

盈透證券日本、盈透證券盧森堡、盈透證券澳大利亞和盈透證券印度公司的客戶不能參加此計劃。賬戶開在IB LLC下的日本和印度客戶可以參加。

此外,滿足上方條件的財務顧問客戶賬戶、全披露介紹經紀商客戶和綜合經紀商可以參加此計劃。如果是財務顧問和全披露介紹經紀商,必須由客戶自己簽署協議。綜合經紀商由經紀商簽署協議。

 

IRA賬戶可以參加股票收益提升計劃嗎?
可以。

 

IRA賬戶由盈透證券資產管理公司(Interactive Brokers Asset Management)管理的賬戶分區可以參加股票收益提升計劃嗎?
不能。

 

英國SIPP賬戶可以參加股票收益提升計劃嗎?
不能。

 

如何申請參加IBKR股票收益提升計劃? 
符合條件並且想參加股票收益提升計劃的客戶可以選擇設置>賬戶設置。點擊“交易許可”旁的齒輪圖標。勾選頁面頂部“交易計劃”下的“股票收益提升”複選框。點擊“繼續”,然後根據要求填寫協議/披露。

 

如果參加計劃的現金帳戶資產跌破最低資產要求$50,000美元會怎麼樣?
現金帳戶只有在申請參加計劃當時必須滿足這一最低資產要求。之後資產跌破此要求並不會對現有借貸造成任何影響,也不影響您繼續借出股票。

 

如何終止股票收益提升計劃?

想退出股票收益提升計劃的客戶可以登錄賬戶管理,選擇設置>賬戶設置。點擊“交易許可”旁的齒輪圖標。取消勾選“交易計劃”下的“股票收益提升”複選框。點擊“繼續”,然後根據要求填寫協議/披露。退出申請通常會在當天日末處理。

 

如果一個賬戶參加了計劃然後又退出,那麼該賬戶多久可以重新參加計劃?
退出計劃後,賬戶需要等待90天才能重新參加。

 

哪些證券頭寸可以出借?

美國市場 歐洲市場 香港市場 加拿大市場
普通股(交易所掛牌、粉單和OTCBB) 普通股(交易所掛牌) 普通股(交易所掛牌) 普通股(交易所掛牌)
ETF ETF ETF ETF
優先股 優先股 優先股 優先股
公司債券*      

*市政債券不適用。

 

借出IPO後在二級市場交易的股票有什麼限制嗎?
只要IBKR沒有參與此證券的承銷就沒有限制。

 

IBKR如何確定可以借出的股票數量?
第一步是確定IBKR有保證金扣押權從而可以在沒有客戶參與的情況下通過股票收益提升計劃借出的證券的價值(如有)。根據規定,通過保證金貸款借錢給客戶購買證券的經紀商可以將該客戶的證券借出或用作抵押,金額最高不超過貸款金額的140%。例如,如果客戶現金餘額為$50,000美元,買入市場價值為$100,000美元的證券,則貸款金額為$50,000美元,那麼經紀商對$70,000美元($50,000的140%)的證券享有扣押權。客戶持有的證券超出這一金額的部分被稱為超額保證金證券(此例子中為$30,000),需要記在隔離賬戶,除非客戶授權IBKR通過股票收益提升計劃將其借出。

計算貸款金額首先要將所有非美元計價的現金餘額轉換成美元,然後減去股票賣空所得(轉換成美元)。如果結果為負數,則我們最高可抵押此數目的140%。此外,商品賬戶段中持有的現金餘額和現貨金屬和差價合約相關現金不納入考慮範圍。

例1:客戶在基礎貨幣為美元的賬戶內持有100,000歐元,歐元兌美元匯率為1.40。客戶買入價值$112,000美元(相當於80,000歐元)的美元計價股票。由於轉換成美元後現金餘額為正數,所有證券被視為全額支付。

項目 歐元 美元 基礎貨幣(美元)
現金 100,000 (112,000) $28,000
多頭股票   $112,000 $112,000
淨清算價值     $140,000

例2:客戶持有80,000美元、多頭持有價值$100,000美元的美元計價股票並且做空了價值$100,000美元的美元計價股票。總計$28,000美元的多頭證券被視為保證金證券,剩餘的$72,000美元為超額保證金證券。計算方法是用現金餘額減去賣空所得($80,000 - $100,000),所得貸款金額再乘以140% ($20,000 * 1.4 = $28,000)

項目 基礎貨幣(美元)
現金 $80,000
多頭股票 $100,000
空頭股票 ($100,000)
淨清算價值 $80,000

 

IBKR會把所有符合條件的股票都借出去嗎?
不保證賬戶內所有符合條件的股票都能通過股票收益提升計劃借出去,因為某些證券可能沒有利率有利的市場,或者IBKR無法接入有意願的借用方所在的市場,也有可能IBKR不想借出您的股票。

 

通過股票收益提升計劃借出股票是否都要以100為單位?
不是。只要是整股都可以,但是借給第三方的時候我們只以100為倍數借出。這樣,如果有第三方需要借用100股,就可能發生我們從一個客戶那裡借出75股、從另一個客戶那裡借出25股的情況。

 

如果可供借出的股票超過借用需求,如何在多個客戶之間分配借出份額?
如果我們股票收益提升計劃的參與者可用以借出的股票數量大於借用需求,則借出份額將按比例分配(如,可供借出的數量為20,000,需求只有10,000的情況下,每個客戶可以借出其所持股數的一半)

 

股票是只借給其它IBKR客戶還是也會借給其它第三方?
股票可以借給任何對手方,並不僅限於其他IBKR客戶。

 

股票收益提升計劃的參與者可以自行決定哪些股票IBKR可以借出嗎?
不能。此計劃完全由IBKR管理,IBKR在確定了自己因保證金貸款扣押權可以借出的證券後,可自行決定哪些全額支付或超額保證金證券可以借出,並發起借貸。

 

通過股票收益提升計劃借出去的證券其賣出是否會受到限制?
借出去的股票可隨時賣出,沒有任何限制。賣出交易的結算並不需要股票及時歸還,賣出收益會按正常結算日記入客戶的賬戶。此外,借貸會於證券賣出的下一個工作日開盤終止。

 

客戶就通過股票收益提升計劃借出去的股票沽出持保看張期權還能享受持保看漲期權保證金待遇嗎? 
可以。由於借出去的股票其盈虧風險仍然在借出方身上,借出股票不會對相關保證金要求造成任何影響。

 

借出去的股票由於看漲期權被行權或看跌期權行權被交付會怎麼樣?
借貸將于平倉或減倉操作(交易、被行權、行權)的T+1日終止。

 

借出去的股票被暫停交易會怎麼樣?
暫停交易對股票借出沒有直接影響,只要IBKR能繼續借出該等股票,則無論股票是否被暫停交易,借貸都可以繼續進行。

 

借貸股票的現金抵押可以劃至商品賬戶段沖抵保證金和/或應付行情變化嗎?
不能。股票借貸的現金抵押不會對保證金或融資造成任何影響。

 

計劃參與者發起保證金貸款或提高現有貸款金額會怎麼樣?
如果客戶有全額支付的證券通過股票收益提升計劃借出,之後又發起保證金貸款,則不屬於超額保證金證券的部分將被終止借貸。同樣,如果客戶有超額保證金證券通過此計劃借出,之後又要增加現有保證金貸款,則不屬於超額保證金證券的部分也將被終止借貸。

 

什麼情況下股票借貸會被終止?
發生以下情況,股票借貸將被自動終止:

- 客戶選擇退出計劃
- 轉帳股票 
- 以股票作抵押借款
- 賣出股票
- 看漲期權被行權/看跌期權行權
- 賬戶關閉

 

股票收益提升計劃的參與者是否會收到被借出股票的股息?
通過股票收益提升計劃借出的股票通常會在除息日前召回以獲取股息、避免股息替代支付。

 

股票收益提升計劃的參與者是否對被借出的股票保有投票權?

不是。如果登記日或投票、給予同意或採取其它行動的截止日期在貸款期內,則證券的借用者有權就證券相關事項進行投票或決斷。

 

股票收益提升計劃的參與者是否能就被借出的股票獲得權利、權證和分拆股份?

可以。被借出股票分配的任何權利、權證和分拆股份都將屬於證券的借出方。

 

股票借貸在活動報表中如何呈現?

借貸抵押、借出在外的股數、活動和收益在以下6個報表區域中反映:


1. 現金詳情 – 詳細列出了期初現金抵押餘額、借貸活動導致的淨變化(如果發起新的借貸則為正;如果股票歸還則為負)和期末現金抵押餘額。

 

2. 淨股票頭寸總結 – 按股票詳細列出了在IBKR持有的總股數、借入的股數、借出的股數和淨股數(=在IBKR持有的總股數 + 借入的股數 - 借出的股數)。 

 

3. IB管理的證券借出 – 對通過股票收益提升計劃借出的股票按股票列出了借出的股數以及利率(%)。 

 

4. IB管理的證券借出活動 – 詳細列出了各證券的借貸活動,包括歸還份額分配(即終止的借貸);新借出份額分配(即新發起的借貸);股數;淨利率(%);客戶抵押金額及其利率(%)。 

 

5. IB管理的證券借出活動利息詳情 – 按每筆借出活動詳細列出了IBKR賺取的利率(%);IBKR賺取的收益(為IBKR從該筆借出活動賺取的總收益,等於{抵押金額 * 利率}/360);客戶抵押的利率(為IBKR從該筆借出活動賺取的收益的一半)以及支付給客戶的利息(為客戶的現金抵押賺取的利息收入)

注:此部分只有在報表期內客戶賺取的應計利息超過1美元的情況下才會顯示。   

 

6. 應計利息 – 此處利息收入列為應計利息,與任何其它應計利息一樣處理(累積計算,但只有超過$1美元才會顯示並按月過帳到現金)。年末申報時,該筆利息收入將上報表格1099(美國納稅人)。

 

如何使用語音回呼接收登錄驗證代碼

Background: 

如果啟用了短信驗證作為雙因素驗證方式,您可使用語音回呼來接收登錄驗證代碼。本文詳述了登錄平臺時使用語音回呼的具體步驟。

 

如何使用語音回呼
 
如果沒收到登錄驗證代碼,您可選擇語音。選擇後您便會通過自動回呼接收登錄驗證代碼。請根據您嘗試登錄的平臺按以下說明操作。
 

 

客戶端

1. 點擊“沒收到安全代碼?”

2. 從兩個選項中選擇"語音"然後等待回呼。

3. 選擇語音後,您會在一分鐘內接到回呼。請等待回呼,準備好記下回呼將提供給您的代碼。

 

TWS

1. 點擊"請求新的安全代碼"

2. 從兩個選項中選擇"語音"然後點擊確定,等待回呼。

 3. 選擇語音後,您會在一分鐘內接到回呼。請等待回呼,準備好記下回呼將提供給您的代碼。

注:TWS的語音回呼功能只適用於最新版和BETA版。

 

移動IBKR - iOS版

1. 點擊"請求新的代碼"

2. 從兩個選項中選擇"語音"然後等待回呼。

 3. 選擇語音後,您會在一分鐘內接到回呼。請等待回呼,準備好記下回呼將提供給您的代碼。

 

移動IBKR - 安卓版

1. 點擊"請求新的安全代碼"

2. 從兩個選項中選擇"語音"然後等待回呼。

 3. 選擇語音後,您會在一分鐘內接到回呼。請等待回呼,準備好記下回呼將提供給您的代碼。

 

參考:

 

FAQS: IBIE Brexit Account Migration

Overview: 

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

Overview: 

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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IB LLC Document Considerations for Individual Applicants

IB LLC is required to verify the identity and address of each applicant and, where we are unable to do so via electronic means, will instruct the applicant to submit copies of official documents as evidence (e.g., passport, driver’s license, national ID, bank statement utility statement). In most instances the applicant will need to submit two separate documents, one as proof of address and the other as proof of identity, even when a single document contains both. Individuals residing in certain countries, however, are eligible to submit a single qualifying document as proof of both their identity and address. A list of countries whose residents are eligible to submit a single qualifying document as proof of both their identity and address is listed below1.

 

Country Name
United States
American Samoa
Anguilla
Antarctica
Aruba
Bahrain
Barbados
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
British Indian Ocean Territory
Brunei Darussalam
Chile
China
Cook Islands
Curacao
East Timor
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Fiji
French Polynesia
Greenland
Guam
Israel
Kiribati
Malawi
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritius
Mayotte
Micronesia, Federated States of
New Caledonia
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Oman
Pitcairn
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Rwanda
Saint Barthelemy
Saint Helena
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Senegal
Singapore
Sint Maarten
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Swaziland
Taiwan (Republic of China)
Tokelau
Tonga
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
United States Virgin Islands
Australia
French Guiana
Guadeloupe
New Zealand
Reunion
Saint Pierre and Miquelon

1 Note that this list is subject to change and may not yet reflect the most recent updates.

How to use Voice callback for receiving login authentication codes

Background: 

 If you have SMS enabled as two-factor authentication method, you may use Voice callback to receive your login authentication codes. This article will provide you steps on how to select voice callback when logging in to our platforms.

 

How to use Voice callback
 
You may select Voice if you do not receive your login authentication code. You will then receive your login authentication code via an automated callback. Follow the instructions below, depending on which platform you are trying to login to.
 

 

Client Portal

1. Click on "Didn't receive a security code?"

2. From the two options, select "Voice" and wait for the callback.

3. After selecting Voice, you should receive the callback within a minute. Please wait for the callback and be ready to write down the code that will be provided over the callback.

 

TWS

1. Click on "Request new Security Code"

2. From the two options, select "Voice" and click on OK. Then wait for the callback.

 3. After selecting Voice, you should receive the callback within a minute. Please wait for the callback and be ready to write down the code that will be provided over the callback.

Note: Voice callback for the TWS is only available in the LATEST and BETA version.

 

IBKR Mobile - iOS

1. Click on "Request New Code"

2. From the two options, select "Voice" and wait for the callback.

 3. After selecting Voice, you should receive the callback within a minute. Please wait for the callback and be ready to write down the code that will be provided over the callback.

 

IBKR Mobile - Android

1. Click on "Request New Security Code"

2. From the two options, select "Voice" and wait for the callback.

 3. After selecting Voice, you should receive the callback within a minute. Please wait for the callback and be ready to write down the code that will be provided over the callback.

 

References:

 

Converting From an Individual to Limited Liability Company Account

Overview: 

The process of converting from an individual account to a Limited Liability Company (LLC) account is outlined below:

1. As the LLC account structure differs from that of the individual in terms of account holder information required, legal agreements and, in certain cases, taxpayer status, direct conversion is not supported and a new LLC account application must be completed online.

The online LLC application may be initiated by visiting www.ibkr.com and clicking the "Open Account" button. Be sure to request trading permissions and, if necessary, margin status, sufficient to maintain the positions currently carried in your individual account. Note that if your account is managed by a financial advisor or you are a client of an introducing broker, please contact your advisor or broker to initiate the new application (you may need to make arrangements with your advisor or broker for fees that have accrued but not yet paid when the individual account closes).

2. The LLC account application requires Compliance review and approval and documentation evidencing the creation of the LLC as well as the identity and address of each member may be required. If this is the case, notice as to the required documents and how to submit will be provided at the conclusion of the online application.

3. Once you have received an email confirming approval of the LLC account application, send a request from your Message Center authorizing IB to manually transfer positions from your Individual to LLC account. Prior to submitting the request, you should make sure to close all open orders in the individual account to ensure that no executions take place following the transfer.

Due to the manual steps and scheduling required, you should allow a minimum of one week after LLC account approval and submitting your request for the transfer to take effect.

IMPORTANT NOTES
1. Note that exchange regulations preclude ownership transfer of derivative contracts such as futures and options. If you are holding such positions you would either need to close them prior to the transfer taking place or request that they remain in your individual account.

2. Prior to processing the transfer, you should make sure to close all open orders in the individual account to ensure that no executions take place following the transfer.

3. The SMA (Special Memorandum Account) balance in your individual account will not transfer to the LLC account. In certain instances, this may impact your ability to open new positions in the LLC account on the first day after the transfer is completed.

4. Elective options such as market data subscriptions and participation in IB's Yield Enhancement Program will not be carried over to the LLC account and must be re-initiated to continue. Note that LLC’s are classified as Professionals for market data subscription purposes which generally implies higher subscription rates than that for Non-Professionals.

5. The cost basis of transferred positions as reported in the activity statements will remain unchanged for tax purposes. The cost basis as reported in your trading platform (which is not used for tax reporting purposes) will not transfer over to the LLC account but may be manually adjusted.

6. Once the transfer has been completed and assuming all positions have been transferred your individual account will be designated for automatic closure. Note that certain balances such as dividend accruals can’t be transferred until paid, after which they will then be transferred and your individual account closed.

7. You'll receive any applicable tax forms for the reportable activity transacted in each of your individual and LLC accounts at year end. Access to Account Management for your individual account will remain after it has been closed for the purpose of reviewing and printing activity statements and tax forms.

8. IBKR does not provide tax advice or investment guidance and recommends that account holder consult with qualified professionals to determine any legal, tax or estate planning consequences associated with individual to LLC transfer requests.
 

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