Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions – Opening and Funding a Personal Portfolio

How Long Do I Have To Fund An Account?

Interactive Brokers has an "Abandonment" Period of 45 days (90 for IRAs). If an account remains empty and unfunded for 45 days (90 for IRA) it will enter an abandonment period, and IB will automatically close the account. You may reopen and fund an abandoned account up to one year after they’re closed. That process usually takes about 2-3 days.

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