Euro Pacific Bank

How do I enable margin trading?

If your Euro Pacific Trader is already open, you can request to enable or disable Margin Trading by creating a case inside your eBanking Support Center.

When applying for a Euro Pacific Trader account, you can choose from two account types: Cash Account vs. Margin Account. We compare the two account types below.

Cash Account

Most clients select the standard account type called a Cash Account. Cash Accounts have several limitations:

  • Cannot borrow to buy stock, write uncovered options, sell stock short or maintaining certain option spreads.
  • Cannot transact with unsettled funds.
  • Cannot maintain short balance in any currency. The account will be required to convert funds prior to transacting in products denominated in a currency you do not hold.
  • Subject to forced liquidation if insufficient cash to satisfy fees (e.g. market data or news subscription fees).

Margin Account

Margin Trading is simply borrowing cash to buy a security.

If you request to enable Margin Trading, please note that it comes with a host of risks and costs, one of them being the platform automatically creating a margin loan when buying a security denominated in a currency that you do not have available, leading to interest charges.

For most trading clients, margin obligations are calculated by a defined formula and applied to each “marginable” financial instrument. To read more about this formula, please read our Interest & Financing page.


August 29, 2022: Euro Pacific Bank liquidation has commenced. Please read our formal instructions here as it is time-sensitive.

September 2, 2022: Update on pending transactions, brokerage, and account migration.

September 8, 2022: Qenta has emailed a welcome letter to all EPB clients. You can read a copy of it here.

September 16, 2022: Update on pending transactions for clients opting out of Qenta Inc. migration.

September 28, 2022: Update on pending transactions for clients opting out of Qenta Inc. migration.

September 30, 2022: Update on bank liquidation, pending transactions, and migration of assets to Qenta Inc.

October 8, 2022: Update on opt-out deadline for EPB clients who do not wish to migrate their account to Qenta Inc..

October 14, 2022: Customer Update & Townhall.

October 21, 2022: Update on Opt-out deadline - Extended.

November 01, 2022: Mutual funds & outgoing wire requests update.

December 05, 2022: Migration & liquidation update.

December 16, 2022: Comprehensive FAQ is published.

January 27, 2023: Correspondent bank update.

March 8, 2023: Migration & liquidation update.

March 31, 2023: Migration & liquidation update.

April 20, 2023: Liquidation update- Action required.

May 05, 2023: Migration & Liquidation update.

May 31, 2023: Migration & Liquidation update.

June 17, 2023: Receiver's report.

June 23, 2023: Migration & Liquidation update.

July 20, 2023: Migration & Liquidation update.

September 01, 2023: Migration & Liquidation update.

September 22, 2023: Report & Communication Portal.

September 22, 2023: Report & Communication Portal.

November 20, 2023: Progress Report (Opt-out Only).

November 21, 2023: Migration Update (Opt-in Only).

February 02, 2024: Migration & Liquidation update.

February 19, 2024: Migration & Liquidation update.

March 03, 2024: Migration & Liquidation update.

March 11, 2024: Receiver's Reports.

April 13, 2024: Migration & Liquidation update.

April 16, 2024: Receiver's Reports.