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Interactive Brokers Group Strength and Security

Account Protection


Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Ltd. ("IBUK") custodies certain of your securities positions and cash with its US affiliate, Interactive Brokers LLC ("IBLLC"), which is licensed by the US Securities & Exchange Commission and a member of the US Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC"). To the extent that your securities and cash are custodied at IBLLC, they are protected by 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. This coverage provides protection against failure of a broker-dealer, not against loss of market value of securities. SIPC protection does not apply to SIPP and ISA accounts.