That seems to be very good news. They were to start in March, but the whole prosess took longer than they expected:
The good side of IB operating on Polish market is that it would be the second broker allowing to place orders on WSE (via their API) directly from AmiBroker. The other broker is BOSSA:
But frankly, I don’t know if they have really started, because there’s almost no information about this fact in Poland (maybe it will change).
I hoped, that it would be possible to open their account in Poland and make a deposit in Polish currency (PLN), but probably that is not the case. I can’t even find their website in Polish - probably it doesn’t exist. If the only thing, that has changed is the fact, that they allow to trade some of Polish stocks, that is good news for their clients (who already have an account) but I don’t expect that many Polish individual investors would open an account just to be able to trade Polish stocks. We have many local brokerage companies. Those who recognise many other IB benefits might have opened their account earlier.
Besides, as I can see, only a small fraction of Polish stocks is available for trading - currently only 67!
We will see if they do anything else apart from adding a small fraction of Polish stocks to their vast universe of issues from all over the world. I hope they do, and in that case, I am ready to open an account.