From top-notch protection of your funds and personal data to the cutting-edge security solutions employed in our infrastructure, eToro takes keeping your account safe seriously.

 

A global company with a growing community

A global company with a growing community

eToro is a global investment platform with over 20 million registered users from more than 100 countries and over 1,200 employees in 10 offices worldwide, including the US, UK, and Australia.

Regulated by leading authorities

eToro adheres to the strict standards set by leading regulatory agencies including:

  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in the United States
  • The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom
  • The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) in the European Union
  • The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in Australia

Securing your funds

eToro offers trading through its main trading application where customers can purchase stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and cryptocurrency. eToro also offers options trading through a separate mobile application named “eToro Options,” which is a product offered by the eToro broker-dealer (eToro USA Securities Inc.). Your cash is held in different locations for each type of account and so the potential Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance coverage is also different. Regardless of the type of account you have at eToro, FDIC insurance covers the failure of an FDIC-insured bank and does not protect against the failure of eToro or any malfeasance by an eToro employee. Learn more about FDIC insurance coverage here.

Cash holdings held in an eToro investing account for stock, ETF, and cryptocurrency trading are deposited with eToro USA LLC. When those funds are with eToro USA LLC they are FDIC insured for up to $250,000 because the cash is held in an FDIC-insured custodial account opened by eToro at Silvergate Bank or Signature Bank.

Cash held in your eToro Options account is deposited with Apex Clearing Corporation, our clearing firm. Apex sweeps available cash in that options account to FDIC-insured deposit accounts opened by Apex at FDIC-insured banks. Those funds are also insured for up to $250,000. Learn more about Apex’s FDIC sweep program here. You can opt out of this FDIC sweep program offered by Apex by contacting eToro Customer Service.

Securing your crypto funds

eToro uses a multi-tiered approach for safeguarding cryptoassets, including warm storage (online wallets) and cold storage (offline wallets). No eToro employee is authorized to transfer crypto out of our cold storage system. In addition, eToro uses state-of-the-art monitoring tools to detect and prevent fraudulent activities, such as money laundering and double spending.

Securing your crypto funds

Securing your stocks, ETFs, and Options

Any US stocks, ETFs or options held in your eToro Securities USA Inc. brokerage account(s) are covered by SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation) insurance. Our clearing firm, Apex Clearing Corporation, has purchased an additional insurance policy to supplement SIPC protection. This additional insurance provides protection for securities and cash held in a brokerage account up to $150 million, subject to sub-limits for any one customer of $37.5 million for securities and $900,000 for cash. Learn more about SIPC coverage here. FDIC insurance does not cover stocks, ETFs, or options, or cryptocurrency as noted above, and no insurance covers market losses.

Protecting your account

eToro employs advanced encryption and masking technologies to secure your personal and financial information, as well as rate limiting on account operations (e.g., login attempts). In addition, you have the option to further secure your account using our Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), which adds an additional layer of protection.

 

State of the art software security

State-of-the-art software security

An investment platform is only as strong as its defenses. That’s why we employ top vendors, web solutions, and firewalls, constantly on the alert to block a full range of cyber attack possibilities. Our infrastructure is monitored and protected 24/7 by a professional security operations center (SOC) team and we only transmit our data over encrypted transport layer security (TLS).

We take your privacy seriously

We never share your personal information without your consent. We will only do so at your request, in order to provide you with additional services, or if legally required by the authorities. You always control what is publicly available on your user profile and news feed. Learn more by reading our privacy policy.

Need to report a security issue? 

If you encounter a perceived security issue in any of our products or features, we want to hear about it. Please report it via email to responsibledisclosure@etoro.com immediately.

eToro USA LLC; Investments are subject to market risk, including the possible loss of principal.

eToro USA LLC and eToro USA Securities; Investments are subject to market risk, See disclosures here: https://www.etoro.com/en-us/customer-service/disclosures/