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Independent rating of Forex broker Interactive Brokers

6/10 (votes 100)

On-line since
Country of origin
SEC, NASD, NYSE, SFA, and other international agencies
Payment options
bank transfer
Minimum account size
Minimum lot size
0.25 lot
1:4 - 1:100
1.3 pips on EUR/USD
Interactive Brokers is a financial services market giant. It has been successfully operating in the industry for over 40 years. The company was founded by Сhairman Thomas Peterffy. Interactive Brokers provides its services for institutional and professional traders. Around 1 million deals are made on a day-to-day basis. There is a tremendous list of instruments at clients' disposal, such as stocks, bonds, options, futures, currency pairs, and CFD.
IB’s headquarters is located in the US. The company’s full address is listed on the main website. It has branches in European and Asian countries.

Trading platforms
IB clients can choose among several types of trading terminals. TWS deserves special attention. The platform is equipped with various useful functions such as fundamental analysis and risk management. It allows traders to control deals and track trade balance. However, there is one minor problem. New entrants can face difficulty using the platform. Therefore, the broker recommends paying attention to an easy-to-use IBKR WebTrader trading platform. It has the IBKR Mobile and IBot apps.

Trading conditions
There are more than 100 trading sites in 31 countries around the world. The company provides investment and trading accounts. The trading commission is usually lower than competitors’. The clients who pay above $10 of commission per month or keep more than $100,000 in their accounts can count on a free monthly service. The company has specific conditions for traders under 26 years.

The registration process may seem complicated and time consuming. The company requests a large amount of client information and the filling procedure takes about 30 minutes. Account verification will take 2 days if all the requirements are met.

Deposit and withdrawal of funds
Deposits and withdrawals are made through a bank transfer. Deposit is always free of charge while withdrawal is only once a month. Сommission of $10 per month will be charged for all further procedures. It is available to make a deposit in 23 different world’s currencies, including the Russian ruble.

Customer service
Current IB clients can contact customer service 24/5. Potential clients can get in touch with the service by clicking the link ‘Looking for help’ in the electronic application form.


Author: Taylor Rogers Date: 2020-04-19 09:58:33 (UTC+3)
I can't trade smoothly with Interactive broker's Workstation trading platform, because sometimes I can't open or close my position due to the hang issue. Recently I had lost $120 for their high spread, besides their payment service is the worst part of my trading experience so far, As I have failed a dozen withdraw via bank transfer. So I am fed up with their unprofessional service in the market.
Author: Xianne@ Date: 2016-09-05 06:00:35 (UTC+3)
Interactive has an amazing services. All of them are profitable and quiet easy. The trading system of this company is not perfect but I can say that it's good and safe for the newbies.
Author: igor.r Date: 2016-08-16 22:16:16 (UTC+3)
It's not an accessible broker, customer support is not very helpful and there are few payments means
Author: Bill Date: 2016-08-03 07:11:26 (UTC+3)
They widen the spreads. They screw people when they want to close positions and they also make life hell before they send back any money to anyone.
Author: Paul_fx Date: 2016-06-29 20:31:48 (UTC+3)
They offer an excelente educational material , and website is very easy to use, but their first deposit is excessively high, as well as spreas. So is not a broker to any trader that is a anewbie, just for the ones who have a big risk appetite.
Author: Duke Date: 2016-04-21 03:59:13 (UTC+3)
Interactive Brokers has good and quite interesting website and is recommended for all trader to share and learn in this forum site. This broker has good content, and knowledge is informative, useful about how to be success in forex trading.
Author: Fxsuzanne Date: 2016-04-20 08:25:49 (UTC+3)
I think that minimum deposit is very high. The support is not really good and helpful. they don
Author: Sissy Date: 2016-04-19 06:58:24 (UTC+3)
I don't like the services they offered this year because it's nothing. They had a lot of unprofitable services. They newly launched program provided by this company is useless.
Author: Phoebe Date: 2016-04-18 12:27:27 (UTC+3)
Customer support’s service is poor. Their staff is obviously not qualified and they behave rude with their clients. It seems that they’re only after your money and when they can’t get your money, you’re no longer as important.
Author: JayBernie Date: 2016-04-17 10:01:01 (UTC+3)
I don’t like Interactive Brokers. Their server down before big news, minutes after I open two positions. I sent several mails regarding this issues but they did not replied me yet. Bad customer service. This is the second time . The first time their server down before the big news also.

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