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New Account Application for US and Non US Applicants.
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Our online account application takes approximately ten minutes to complete. If you have any questions, please call +1-800-985-9279 and a customer service representative will assist you in getting started with OptionsRoute. If you are an online investor applying from a Non-US Jurisdiction, please check this list to determine if we can process your new account application: Click Here for List
In order to complete this application, you'll need the following information on hand:
- Social security number or Tax Identification Number
- Valid photo ID: driver’s license, passport or government issued identification card
- Bank account information
- Employer’s address and telephone number
- Financial information (annual income, liquid and total net worth)
The above information helps us comply with various securities rules and regulations and the USA PATRIOT Act, a Federal law that requires all securities firms to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each applicant. Please note: if we cannot verify the information you provide, we may be required to restrict or deny your account.
Your account must be funded in order to place a trade. Account funding instructions will be provided to you at the end of the application process.
For more information, please Contact Us.
*Limited Time Offer Available for New Accounts and Incoming New Account Transfers Only.
Rates Offered are an Introductory Offer for New Customers. Open a New Account Today for Introductory Rates.
Individual, Entity (Corporate, LLC), and IRA Accounts are Eligible for this Introductory Offer.
The following symbols are excluded from offer - SPX, VIX, RUT, NDX, DJX, NDX, OEX, and XEO. These CBOE proprietary option products incur additional fees.
We reserve the right to pass through any third-party fees and debit your account for any venue, routing, or exchange fees without prior notice.
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OptionsRoute® is a Division of ViewTrade Securities, Members FINRA and SIPC. FINRA Brokercheck for Viewtrade Securities. As a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), funds are available to meet customer claims up to a ceiling of $500,000, including a maximum of $250,000 for cash claims. For additional information regarding SIPC coverage, including a brochure, please contact SIPC at (202) 371-8300 or visit www.sipc.org. Our Clearing firm has purchased an additional insurance policy through a group of London Underwriters (with Lloyd's of London Syndicates as the Lead Underwriter) to supplement SIPC protection. This additional insurance policy becomes available to customers in the event that SIPC limits are exhausted and provides protection for securities and cash up to an aggregate of $600 million. This is provided to pay amounts in addition to those returned in a SIPC liquidation. This additional insurance policy is limited to a combined return to any customer from a Trustee, SIPC and London Underwriters of $150 million, including cash of up to $2.15 million. Similar to SIPC protection, this additional insurance does not protect against a loss in the market value of securities.
System response, trade executions and account access may be affected by market conditions, system performance, quote delays and other factors. The risk of loss in electronic trading can be substantial. You should therefore consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial resources and circumstances. * Commission rates are negotiated. You may qualify for rates shown based on your activity. Other fees and conditions may apply, please see our commissions and routing fees.