I am looking to find a reliable broker where I can create an account for long term buy and hold strategy. My aim is to create something like a personal pension fund. So I need to find a broker that I can trust my investments for the next 30-40 years. Trust and reliability is the number one requirement. Can I trust the big names of online brokers? Interactive Brokers sound like the most established/reliable, but still I do not know if I can trust this kind of long term investment. I live in Europe and I have the option of having a local bank as a broker, but I have not examined the options they offer and the commissions/taxes yet. I plan to start with 2.000 euros and add 1.000-3.000 euros per year. Other important considerations, in descending importance are: 0 maintenance costs, as the account may be inactive for months. Access to markets worldwide. Interest payed on unused cash balance. Low cost of transactions. What do you guys suggest?