Mexem is the South African arm of Interactive Brokers LLC.  Interactive Brokers (IB) is listed on the Nasdaq (symbol: IBKR).  It is one of the largest online brokers in the world, and known worldwide for the lowest brokerage rates in the industry.  I first opened an account at IB in 1998 and have been with them ever since.


Mexem is 50% owned by Interactive Brokers, and have their SA office in Sandton.


The benefit of opening an account at Mexem is they charge the exact same low brokerage rates as IB (i.e. $0.005c per share or lower).  In addition, Mexem do not charge inactivity fees. 


Interactive Brokers LLC was founded over 42 years ago. They are rated investment grade by Standard & Poor's. They are headquartered in Greenwich Connecticut, and have offices in 12 countries around the world, with over 1400 employees.


With Interactive Brokers (Mexem) one can trade stocks and other securities in 125 markets, listed in 31 countries, all from a single account.


Moreover, ones account can be funded in rands.


To open an Interactive Brokers account via Mexem, please email us at and we will send you the account opening forms.