IB is a custodian type model. There is no HIN. What that means is that IB's custodian owns the shares, not you directly.
HIN only refers to shares under the ASX CHESS system and is only a system employed in Australia (a very good system too!)
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Bit old but a post here about it...
Asset Transfer (Out)
Looks like it's A$50 fee:
as such i'm ok with IB remaining under the nominee account model - provided that we're still entitled to SIPC protection post-migration to IB Australia. i've not yet come across anything that confirms this one way or the other though.
Well today IB have had a data crash !
My portfolio, account all virtually empty, GONE !
Took 50 mins to get through to them.
All customers affected. Not sure if its only AU. They acknowledged issues, but appear complacent to me.
If there is poor communication or if there is a repeat, many of their customers will walk.
Some may not grasp the point u made (others might understand but dismiss it - to each their own). In simplistic terms, if u lack a stock certificate and your cash is not trust segregated then you are probably an unsecured creditor.