To trade options on Jellifin, customers must first submit an application to create a brokerage account powered by Third Party Trade LLC (member of FINRA & SIPC). Check the background of Third Party Trade LLC on FINRA's BrokerCheck.
During the signup process, Jellifin is required to collect the following information:
- First and Last Name
- Email Address
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- Home Address
- Phone Number
- Employment Status
- Affiliation Disclosures
FAQs During Signup
Why do I have to enter my Social Security Number?
All financial institutions are required by the U.S. Patriot Act to obtain, verify, and record information identifying each person who opens an account. Your SSN is also required to issue you a tax reporting form each year.
How old do I have to be to open a brokerage account?
You must be at least 18 years old to open a U.S. brokerage account.
Why do I have to disclose my affiliations?
Jellifin is required to ask every customer the following questions:
- Are you or a family member, a senior executive, or 10% shareholder at a publicly traded company?
- Are you or a family member a current or former politically exposed person or public official?
- Do you or a family member work for another brokerage firm?
These checks are required by federal law to prevent the U.S. markets from manipulation.
What is the minimum amount required to open an account?
No minimum account size is required to open an account. However, to begin trading on Jellifin, customers must first transfer funds into their account.