Solutions for Introducing Brokers

Our complete turnkey solution provides trading, clearing, reporting and billing for brokers of any size, with no long-term contract required

Unique Technology for Broker/Dealers and Introducing Brokers

From sophisticated client order management and comprehensive compliance support to advanced client risk management and performance analysis, our Broker accounts are designed to make your business more efficient. In this demanding regulatory environment, our automated technology and low costs free you to focus on what you do best – serve your customers.

Flexible Client Management


Our client account application options and integrated client management system meet the needs of brokers of all sizes.

Client Account Applications

We offer a variety of client account application methods:

Fully- and semi-electronic applications
Mass upload
White-branded applications
Application XML

Client Account Management

We offer a variety of client account application methods:

Fully- and semi-electronic applications
Dashboard
CRM
White-branded Account Management

Simple Administration of Client Markups


Commission Markups

  • Charge clients for services rendered based on a fee-per-trade unit for each asset class, exchange and currency (1). The trade unit is determined by the unit IBKR uses for its commissions charges and can be on a per share, per contract, or % of trade value basis.
  • Client fee schedules can be applied to accounts individually or can be stored in templates. Easily maintain different fee schedules for multiple client accounts.
Interest Markups and Markdowns

  • Mark down credit and short proceeds credit interest and mark up debit interest. Markups and markdowns are entered as %s with 8 fields available for input.
  • Charge markups to clients based on IBKR stock borrow rates, entered as a variable or fixed percentage of our borrow rate. You can enter both types of markups and our system will apply the markup rate that results in the larger total amount.
Electronic Invoicing

  • Automated electronic invoicing lets you submit client fee invoices in Account Management.
  • Set maximum invoicing amounts or percentage caps.
  • Meet your compliance obligations by notifying your clients of advisory fee details.
Caps & Limitations

  • Client markups are limited to 45 times our standard commissions.
  • No fee per trade will be applied if the client calls us to close a trade.
  • An additional limit on the mark-up of USD-denominated bonds exists. USD bonds are subject to a separate cap on mark-ups.
  • Markups are limited to 15 times our standard commissions, up to a max of 1.6% of the trade value.
1. Low Cost Rated by Barron's 17 Years Straight - Low cost broker 2002 through 2018 according to Barron's online broker review. 2002 - 5 Stars, 2003 - 4.9 Stars, 2004 - 5 Stars, 2005 - 5 Stars, 2006 - 5 Stars, 2007 - 4.8 Stars, 2008 - 4.5 Stars, 2009 - 4.5 Stars, 2010 - 4.2 stars, 2011 - 4.5 stars, 2012 - 4.3 stars, 2013 - 4.5 stars, 2014 - 4.5 stars, 2015 - 4.5 stars, 2016 - 4.5 stars, 2017 - 4.5 stars, 2018 - 4.6 stars. Interactive Brokers earned a 4.6 star ranking in the March 26, 2018 Barron's Annual Best Online Brokers - “All Together Now”. Criteria included Trade Experience and Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service, Education and Security, and Costs. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Co. Inc.

Lower Your Costs to Maximize Your Return

Our transparent, low commissions and financing rates, and best price executions minimize your costs to help you maximize your returns.

Generate Higher Returns

Lower commissions, no ticket charges; no minimums; and no technology, software, platform, or reporting fees. Low financing rates, and higher loan values on portfolio margin accounts over $100K.

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Best Price Execution

Most brokers trade against your orders or sell them to others to execute who will trade against them. The resulting poor execution probably costs you more than the commission you pay. IB SmartRoutingSM continuously searches and reroutes to the best available prices for stocks, options and combinations.

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Investors' Marketplace

Investors and clients can meet and interact with third-party service providers to connect and conduct business.

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  • Individual traders and investors, financial advisors, fund managers and third-party service providers can interact to form connections and conduct business.
  • Advertise your services and reach individual and institutional users worldwide.
  • Search the marketplace and connect to a variety of third-party services, including hedge funds, research analysts, business developers and administrators.
  • The Investors' Marketplace is available at no cost is open to everyone.

Your Gateway to the World's Markets

Direct market access to stocks, options, futures, forex, fixed income, ETFs and CFDs from a single IB Universal Account™.

120Markets

31Countries

23Currencies

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

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

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

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Financial Strength and Stability

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

Interactive Brokers Group (IBG LLC) equity capital exceeds $6 billion1. 18.1% of IBG LLC is owned by the publicly traded company, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and the remaining 81.9% is owned by our employees and affiliates.

Unlike other firms, where management owns a small share, we participate substantially in the downside just as much as in the upside which makes us run our business conservatively. We hold no material positions in OTC securities or derivatives. We hold no CDOs, MBS or CDS. The gross amount of our portfolio of debt securities, with the exception of US governments debt securities, is less than 10% of our equity capital.

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  1. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates.

Open an Account

New Account Opening Information

If you are a resident of Asia, except India, Hong Kong and Japan, and continue with the account opening process, your account will be opened with Interactive Brokers LLC in the US.

Interactive Brokers LLC is a member of NYSE, FINRA, and SIPC and regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

By continuing to open an account, you agree to the above terms.



Broker accounts at Interactive Brokers give global regulated brokerage companies the means to reduce their operational, brokerage and clearing costs while providing electronic market access worldwide with our professional white branded trading technology.

Accounts are accepted from citizens or residents of all countries except citizens or residents of those countries or regions that are on the sanction list of the US Office of Foreign Asset Controls or similar lists, or other countries determined to be higher risk. Click here for a list of available countries.

Please note that monthly activity and other minimum fees may apply.



We Offer Three Different Broker Account Structures — Compare the Benefits View PDF

Account Information

Fully Disclosed Brokers provide their clients with customer service and marketing. Broker clients can electronically trade or the broker may input trades for the client.

Clients open accounts electronically.

Fully Disclosed Brokers can create multiple tier accounts by adding Registered Advisor, unregistered Friends and Family Advisor, Proprietary Trading Group Separate Trading Limit (STL) and Multiple Hedge Fund master accounts to their broker account structure. Each Advisor, Proprietary Trading STL and Multiple Hedge Fund master account holder can add client, sub and hedge fund accounts as required.

Brokers can trade for themselves in the Proprietary Account for Broker-Dealers.

All fees, commission and interest owed to the broker are first sent to the broker's Master account and then swept nightly to the Proprietary Account for Broker-Dealers.

Fully Disclosed Broker PDF Guide

Advisors/Brokers Application Guide


Fully Disclosed Broker Account Structure

A master account linked to an individual or organization client accounts.



Account Information

Non-Disclosed Brokers provide their clients with customer service, marketing, a registration process, and cashiering functions. Broker clients can electronically trade or the broker may input trades for the client.

Brokers configure client accounts based on information provided during the application process.

Broker users deposit all funds in the Master account and transfer funds between the Master and client accounts.

For Non-US Brokers not registered with the US Internal Revenue Service as a QI, you are required to collect limited information from your clients for US tax reporting purposes. In addition, you are also required to collect limited information for market data providers. However, IB remains anonymous to your clients.

Brokers can trade for themselves in the Proprietary Account for Broker-Dealers.

All fees, commission and interest owed to the broker are first sent to the broker's Master account and then swept nightly to the Proprietary Account for Broker-Dealers.

Non-Disclosed Broker PDF Guide


Non-Disclosed Broker Account Structure

A master account linked to an individual or organization client accounts. Clients must sign disclosures with the Non-Disclosed Broker.




Account Information

Omnibus Brokers provide their clients with customer service, marketing, a registration process, cashiering functions, trade entry, and individual client account record keeping. All trades are combined in a consolidated account, and the broker must enter all client trades.

Omnibus Brokers indicate buy or sell and open or close flags on each trade. Based on this indicator, the trade is placed in the proper long or short account.

Clients do not have access to electronic trading or Account Management functions.

Omnibus Brokers deposit all funds in the Master account for trading.

Omnibus Broker accounts can trade securities products only. They cannot trade commodities products.

A non-US Omnibus broker must be registered with the U.S. IRS as a Qualified Intermediary.

Omnibus Broker PDF Guide


Omnibus Broker Account Structure

A master account with a linked long account a linked short account.






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