As you may have read in other threads...IB now has a new "security protocol". It goes way beyond security, it is dowright restrictive, inconvienent and frustrating. My company has a large coroprate acocunt with IB. I am responsable for it. I Told them that IB was the best there is. Well...We need $500k from the accoujt to make other local investments in other items. We needed the money fast, the window of opportunity was closing on this other deal. I send a wire transfer letter...and they said that they could only send $100k at a time. this REALLY pissed off owners of the company. so each day we tried to get 100k more and 100k more. Each time the account froze and it was a HUGE ordeal getting it unfrozen again. I finally sent a letter saying send everything immediately RIGHT NOW..no dealy, no "security" and send the passort of teh the autorized people on the account. here..3 WEEKS LATER...of the $500k we only have $100k trasfered. I look like an idiot to my bosses and canning me over this has been discussed. they lost an awful lot of money due to this screw up. I WILL NEVER US IB AGAIN FOR ANY REASON AT ALL. IF WE OWN THE MONEY, AND WE NEED ACCESS TO IT, AND WE AUTORIZE IT OVER THE PHONE AND BY FAX...GIVE UP THE GODDAMN MONEY. KEEP YOUR MONEY AWAY FROM IB UNTIL THEY FIX THIS GIANT SCREW UP THEY CALL "SECURITY". THERE IS NOTHING SECURE ABOUT IT...THEY HAVE DONE THE WRONG THING.