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What You Need - SMSF Application


You will need to provide the following information in the application:

SMSF
  • Name of trust;
  • Date of the trust was established;
  • Country which the trust was formed;
  • ABN and TFN of the trust;
  • Information on all Trustees (and the director(s) of a Corporate Trustee, if applicable); and beneficiaries
    • Name;
    • Residential Address;
    • Date of Birth;
    • Country of legal residency;
    • Tax Residency and ID Number;
    • Government Issue ID Number.
  • Asset and Income of each Trustee;
  • Investment objective and experience;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account number for funding purposes



What You Need – Documents (SMSF Applicants in Australia)


Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Trust Document
  • A physical certified copy of the trust deed
Proof of Identity or Existence of one Trustee
  • If an individual trustee and electronic verification cannot be performed, physical certified copy of one of the following is required:
    • Driver's License
    • Passport
    • Photographic ID card (issued by Australia)
    • National ID card (issued by foreign government)
  • If a corporate trustee, physical certified copies of Certificate of registration, Annual statement, or Full company extract.
Proof of authority of Authorised Person/ Director to act for the Corporate trustee (if applicable)
  • Verify using data maintained by a government body, such as:
    • Physical certified copies of Annual Statement
    • Physical certified copies of Full company extract
Proof of Identity of Beneficial owner(s)
  • If an individual and electronic verification cannot be performed, physical certified copy of one of the following is required:
    • Driver's License
    • Passport
    • Photographic ID card (issued by Australia)
    • National ID card (issued by foreign government)
  • Where Physical Certified Copies are required these should be sent by mail or courier (we cannot accept faxes or emails of the certified documents). The postal address will be provided on the last page of the online application
  • For any documents that where soft copies are acceptable you may SEND the documents via email as scanned documents to: newaccounts@interactivebrokers.com (Please include your Account ID in the Subject line) or upload to the last page of your online application.



What You Need - Funding


You can fund your account in any of the following currencies, regardless of which base currency you select:

  • Australian Dollar
  • British Pound
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Chinese Offshore Renminbi
  • Czech Koruna
  • Danish Krone
  • Euro
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Hungarian Forint
  • Indian Rupee (Available to customers with Interactive Brokers (India) Pvt. Ltd. accounts only)
  • Israeli Shekel
  • Japanese Yen
  • Mexican Peso
  • Norwegian Krone
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Polish Zloty
  • Russian Ruble
  • Singapore Dollar
  • Swedish Krona
  • Swiss Franc
  • United States Dollar

During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.


Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: Notifications only and do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
BPay
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Bank ACH Transfer from Your Bank
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Online Bill Payment
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Instruct IB to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automatic Bank ACH Transfer
  • Bank Account Number;
  • Bank Account Type (Checking or Savings);
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
International Assets Transfer
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number and details;
  • Symbol, country of origin/exchange, and quantity of each asset to be transferred.