Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. was founded by its Chairman and CEO Thomas Peterffy. Over the last 36 years, it has grown internally to become one of the premier securities firms with over $4.8 billion in equity capital.
Interactive Brokers conducts its broker/dealer and proprietary trading businesses on over 100 market destinations worldwide. In its broker dealer agency business, IB provides direct access ("on line") trade execution and clearing services to institutional and professional traders for a wide variety of electronically traded products including stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, CFDs and funds worldwide. Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates execute nearly 1,000,000 trades per day.
Interactive Brokers' headquarters are in Greenwich Connecticut, and it has approximately 880 employees in its offices in the USA, Switzerland, Canada, Hong Kong, UK, Australia, Hungary, Russia, India, China and Estonia. IB is regulated by the SEC, FINRA, NYSE, FSA and other regulatory agencies around the world.
|Address||One Carey Lane, Fifth floor, London EC2 V8AE|
|Free phone||1 (203) 618-7791|
|24 hour support|
|24 hour trading|
|Accepts US traders|
|Digits after the dot in quotes||5|
|Minimum position size||1|
|Pip spread on majors||1-3|
|Standard account, $||5000|
|Mini account, $||2000|
|Other payment methods|
|Popular payment methods||Credit Cards, Wire Transfer, WebMoney|
|Account currencies||USD, EUR, JPY, GBP|
|Other instruments||stocks, indices, shares, metals, futures, oil|
|Platforms||Trader Workstation, WebTrader, IB API, FIX CTCI|
|Regulation||FSA, IIROC, CFTC, SEC|
The best experience I have ever had. In my opinion, the bigger company, the more services with fewer commissions you get. The same I would say about IB. The biggest aggregator of all kinds of brokerage services. Everything is great except minimum balance for trading. You have to deposit minimum $5K to start trading. Believe me, you can find something better in terms of one service from another broker, but you won’t find better as a complex of all available services for trading and investment in one place. Interactive broker is for those who want access to most trading instruments and exchanges. I never had something like widen spreads or slippages. API for external platform is working perfectly. I have stable execution whether I use my own platform or trade manually through their platform.
Bad customer service, nothing but sarcasm and bullshit.
Took five days to process my funds withdrawl.
NFA and CFTC complaints pending.