Become a Member of the BATS Exchanges

Become a Member of each exchange and experience the benefits of trading with BATS. Qualification and signing details are below.

Your firm must be a registered broker-dealer, registered with a Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) and connected with a clearing firm.

Step 1: Documentation

Complete and sign the following documents and send them with any other required documentation to Membership Services.

Membership Services

Phone: +1.913.815.7002
Fax: +1.913.815.7119
BATS, Attn. Membership Services
8050 Marshall Dr, Ste. 120
Lenexa, KS 66214

Step 2: Connection

Firms can connect to BATS directly or via a service provider. To learn about connectivity to BATS, click the documents below.

BATS supports order entry in both Binary (BOE) and FIX formats. Please see the Support page for links to the technical specifications for BZX and BYX.

The EDGA and EDGX Exchange will migrate to BATS technology and move to the Equinix NY5 data center on January 12, 2015. For information on connectivity for these exchanges, please view our Edge Integration section.

If you trade via a service bureau (ex. Lava, Sterling, Fidessa, BRASS etc.), please return an executed copy of the Service Bureau Agreement, countersigned by your Service Bureau.

After your connection to BATS is established, you'll place your first trade to verify the clearing. Then, you're ready to enjoy the low-cost, high-quality trading BATS provides.

Trade Desk

Phone: +1.913.815.7001