iBrokers Review

iBrokers Review

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Good forex brokers in the industry are hard to come by, even though there are hundreds of brokers in total. I have already praised some of the best forex brokers out there that I myself have worked with. However, this iBrokers review is meant to highlight the other side of the industry, the underbelly, filled with scam brokers just out to take your money.

Many of the brokers in this category are sophisticated, and it can be difficult to realize you have been trapped until it’s too late. I didn’t have any trouble spotting the iBrokers scam, though, as they are the lazy kinds of fraudsters that can’t even cover their tracks.

Is iBrokers legit?

By all measures, iBrokers forex broker does not appear legit to me, and I shall explain why. Fortunately for me, they have dedicated an entire page on ‘Why we should choose iBrokers’. I’m going to use their own list to show you why you should not choose iBrokers.

Transparency

They claim to be all about transparency, and conducting their business in a way that doesn’t pose a conflict of interest. Well, let’s see about that. The parent company behind the iBrokers brand is one iBrokers Trading Solutions Ltd., based in the UK. The parent company is indeed licensed by the Companies House, but only as an IT consultancy firm. Keep in mind that it is required that all companies in the UK register with the Companies House.

However, the company is not regulated by the FCA, which means their activities are not being monitored by a financial regulator. Where is the transparency there? That is the first warning flag, as it is never advisable to trade with a company that has no financial regulation.

Then they claim to be partners with major banks like Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, etc. In fact, it just seems like they have listed all the major banks from all over the world indiscriminately. Now ask yourself, how one company could partner with all these major banks at the same time. Even the largest forex brokers in the world hardly have a direct partnership with more than a single major bank. And now they expect us to believe that an unlicensed broker has got all those connections? Get out of here!

High execution speed and powerful MT4 platform

I’m not going to pretend to refute these claims, because I didn’t even sign up for a demo account. I just didn’t want to waste my time with them. I seriously doubt, though, that they offer high execution speeds when they clearly seem like scam brokers. About the MT4 platform, all MT4 platforms are powerful, and only the tradable instruments offered vary from one broker to the next. This really isn’t something to brag about. Nevertheless, I’m not going to talk about something I’m not completely sure about, so let’s move on to the next reason.

ECN spreads

They offer various account types, but from their website, only the ECN accounts receive ECN spreads, but that requires a $50,000 deposit. The base account is the Bronze account, which they claim has an ECN + 2.5-pip spread. I can’t confirm whether this is true or not, but I doubt if they can keep their spreads that low even in volatile market situations.

Security

Without regulation, your account is never safe. Only a financial regulator can instruct a broker to pay you back in case the company has wronged you, but iBrokers is not licensed by the FCA. Therefore, there is no guaranteed security when dealing with this broker.

Can iBrokers be trusted?

I even checked iBrokers reviews from various sources, and they were mainly negative ones. There are overwhelming negative iBrokers opinions because people must have known not to trust this broker. I would advise you to withdraw your money immediately if you have already made the deposit. But keep in mind the withdrawal will cost you $25, regardless of the amount withdrawn. Even then, you will be lucky just to get your money back.

Comments


Annabelle Anderson
another scam company .. they rang me and covinced me they would make me profit in online trading now i cannot get any of my money back .. what can i do ?? amy anderson was the name of my account manager .. she has stopped contacting me .. can i get help ?

Artur Ytreland
I have been scammed too and stand to lose almost 30k. I want to ask Leroy what he means by a "raising a dispute" at the bank. Our bank will dispute the trasactions made or what? Even if the money was tranferred via wire transfer? How about the DoDs they made us sign and dend back? Do they stop us from claiming our money back?

Olinda Souza
I am a Greek housewife and I have contacted some other Greek investors in other sites reporting fraudulent compliance with this company.

تارا کریمی
I tried to withdraw 335€ and my fears came true. The same email come back to me about bonus restrictions.

Emma Gaillard
Hi all of you who happened to have been scammed like me by those criminals I tell you what they are doing and how to get your money back by reporting them to the organisations.

Zorica Leclerc
To get your money back you have to email several times a day, call them at least 10 times a day, speak to their 'support' on live chat every day (I spent minumun of 7 hours on the live chat)

Angelo Dewald
THESE CRIMINALS HAVE TO BE STOPPED