I tried to open an account and several brokers, but usually gave up at the point where they require me to read and understand and agree to their terms and conditions. Is there a list of brokers ordered by the time required to open an account, including reading+understanding the terms and conditions ? Maybe I'm just too dumb, also English is not my native language. How long does it people here take in average to open an account ? Are all these conditions necessary ? ---------------------------- now, the terms and conditions are often not directly available on the broker's webpage. You only get them at the end of the account-opening process, when you already "invested" ~1 hour :-( ... so to realize that you didn't want it in the first place because it's too long and complicated. Not a good start for a trustworthy relationship.