Account Type Comparison

IB Europe

This listing applies only to customers residing within the European Economic Area (EEA).

Cash accountMargin account
Minimum age1821
Initial depositEUR 2,000 (or deposit transfer of at least the same amount)EUR 2,000 (or deposit transfer of at least the same amount)
Minimum account amountNo minimum amountEUR 2,000 or equivalent in other currency; otherwise treated as cash account
Minimum financial requirementsSufficient financial resourcesSufficient financial resources
Margin tradingNot possible, securities must be fully paidPossible, if collateral is deposited, if the traded value exceeds the cash balance.
Types of securities that can be tradedShares, options (long positions and covered short positions; prerequisite: minimum age 21)All products
Short salesNoYes
Settlement periodsUp to 3 daysUp to 3 days. Sales proceeds and other credit entries are provided immediately.
Day tradingYes, but only within the limits of the available cash balanceYes

IB LLC

This listing applies only to customers residing outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Account typeCashReg T Margin Portfolio Margin
Minimum age18 years of age21 years of age21 years of age
Initial depositEUR 2,000 (or transfer of securities account at least EUR 2,000)EUR 2,000 (or transfer of securities account at least EUR 2,000)EUR 110,000 (or deposit transfer at least EUR 110,000)
Minimum account balanceNo Minimum balanceApproximately EUR 2,000 or equivalent in other currency. Treatment as a cash account if under EUR 2,000Approx. EUR 100,000 or equivalent in other currency. Treatment as a cash account if under EUR 2,000
Minimum financial requirementsSufficient financial resourcesSufficient financial resources (but higher than cash account)Sufficient financial resources (but higher than the Reg T margin account)
Margin tradingNot possible. Products must be paid in full.Possible, if collateral is deposited, if trading exceeds cash balance. Equity incl loan value < EUR 2,000: Trading on margin no longer possible.Possible, if collateral is deposited, if trading exceeds cash balance. Equity incl loan value < EUR 90,000: Trading on margin no longer possible.
Calculation of Margin Requirements-Allocation of the portfolio into strategies or individual positions. Calculation based on worst case scenarios for the individual elementsAllocation of the portfolio into strategies or individual positions. Calculation based on worst case scenarios for the individual elements
Subaccounts usedSecuritiesSecurities, Commodities, UK-L (Commodities und UK-L sind stets Margin-Konten)Securities, Commodities, UK-L (Commodities und UK-L sind stets Margin-Konten)
Tradable ProductsShares, options (long positions and covered short position; requirement: minimum age: 21 years)All productsAll products
Short sellingNoYesYes
Settlement periodsUp to 3 daysUp to 3 days. Sales proceeds and other credit entries are made available immediatelyUp to 3 days. Sales proceeds and other credit entries are made available immediately
Day-TradingYes, but only within the scope of the existing cash balanceYesYes

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