Why IBKR Lite

Why IBKR Lite

Coming in October

Unlimited, commission-free trading on US exchange-listed stocks and Exchange Traded Funds, with no account minimums or inactivity fees.1

Why ibkr lite?

ibkr lite is the hassle-free way for clients in the US and India to trade.

We offer unlimited, commission-free trading on US exchange-listed stocks and ETFs,2 as well as low cost access to global markets without required account minimums or inactivity fees.

If that is not reason enough, we pay competitive interest on your idle cash balances, let you earn extra income in our Stock Yield Enhancement Program and offer low financing rates for borrowing against your account.
Start on the path to financial freedom with an ibkr lite account.

Unlimited, Commission-Free Trading

ibkr lite offers clients unlimited, commission-free trading on US listed stocks and ETFs, with low pricing on other products.3

No Account Minimums or Inactivity Fees

Whether you are new to investing or a seasoned investor, you shouldn't have to pay your broker to hold your money. ibkr lite Clients are not required to maintain account minimum balances and are not charged minimum activity fees.

Competitive Interest Rates

Earn competitive interest4 on the idle cash in your account and borrow against your account.

Simple to Use Trading Platforms

ibkr lite Clients have access to Client Portal, our simple to use online account management and trading platform, and IBKR Mobile, our robust mobile trading app that gives you the freedom to trade your account on-the-go from the palm of your hand.

Earn Extra Income

ibkr lite Clients can join our Stock Yield Enhancement Program. The Program lets IBKR borrow your fully paid stock in exchange for cash collateral. IBKR then loans the stock and shares half the interest earned with you. However, since it is your stock you can still trade your loaned stock with no restrictions.
IBKR Strength and Security

IBKR Financial Strength and Security

When choosing a broker, you need to be confident the broker is secure and can endure through the good times and bad.

Interactive Brokers Group has been in business for more than 40 years, is trusted by more than 650,000 clients and has consolidated equity capital in excess of USD 7.0 billion.5

Which Plan is Best for You?

ibkr lite provides streamlined technology for market participants to enjoy unlimited, commission-free trading in US exchange-listed stocks and ETFs, low cost access to global markets and no account minimums and no inactivity fees.


ibkr pro is the traditional IBKR pricing plan designed for sophisticated investors. ibkr pro offers the lowest cost6 access to more than 125 markets in 31 countries with a full suite of premier trading technologies.
Margin borrowing is only for sophisticated investors with high risk tolerance.
You may lose more than your initial investment.
  1. All sell orders are subject to small fees to offset the transactions fees imposed by regulators on the firm.
  2. The ibkr lite pricing plan can only be applied to the following account types: Individual, Joint, Trust and IRA. While registered investment advisors are not allowed to own accounts using ibkr lite plans, they can recommend them to their clients.
  3. ibkr lite provides commission-free trades in US exchange-listed stocks and ETFs routed to select market makers. IBKR may charge non-commission related fees. Trades in non-exchange-listed US stocks (e.g., Pink sheet and OTCBB) are subject to IBKR's standard commission scheduled.
  4. Accounts with a NAV of less than USD 100,000 (or equivalent) will be paid at a rate proportional to accounts with a NAV of USD 100,000 (or equivalent) or more. The proportion is determined by the ratio of the account's NAV to USD 100,000 (or equivalent). The negative rate applied to accounts holding these currencies is the same regardless of account size.
  5. For more information on IBG's financial strength, see ibkr.com/safety
  6. For more info, see ibkr.com/compare.
  • Any trading symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray recommendations.