In last August, I moved to an investment bank in Hong-Kong (have been living there for some time and opened an account with IB in September 2004 or so). This bank is registered with FSC, the local regulator, and technically I am not authorized to prop trade, so technically I have to close my account. I could probably say nothing, stay still and be fine, but I prefer to do things clean and close my account. So in August I clicked the "close account" button at IB. In September, I still had a message "closing account under process", I emailed them and no reply. In October, still "closing account under process", I email them and no reply. I have had little time to allocate to this issue but I'm taking the Christmas break opportunity to check: my account is still not close. I'm going to call their HK office and check what's going on, if they're making problems I will contact FSC and ask them to look into this, that's part of their job. Was just thinking of reporting this, shouldn't take 5 months to close an account.