Protection & Security

Our account protection and security features provide additional layers often not offered by our competitors

Customer securities accounts at RJL Trademate, a division of RJL Capital Group, LLC are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”) for a maximum coverage of $500,000 (with a cash sublimit of $250,000) and under Interactive Brokers LLC’s excess SIPC policy with certain underwriters at Lloyd’s of London  for up to an additional $30 million (with a cash sublimit of $900,000) subject to an aggregate limit of $150 million. Futures and options on futures are not covered. As with all securities firms, this coverage provides protection against failure of a broker-dealer, not against loss of market value of securities.

Although it requires an extra step when logging into an account, the simple practice of entering a randomly generated security code along with a user name and password goes a very long way toward protecting your account and consequently its assets. IB’s commitment to providing this protection begins with our Secure Login System, a program through which customers are offered, at no charge1, the physical or the Smartphone Application that generates this code.

Daily and weekly withdrawal restrictions are placed upon accounts which do not participate in the program while participants are afforded enhanced withdrawal capabilities. The amount which a participating customer may withdraw or transfer over a given one or five-day period increases commensurate with the protective value of the device and is outlined in this schedule