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Saxo Bank to raise its margin on CHF to 8 pct

Saxo Bank has decided to raise its margin on CHF to 8%, due to the recent appreciation of CHF.

Over the recent weeks, there has been increased pressure on the 1.2000-1.2050 EUR/CHF peg, with the spot market leaving the 1.2150-1.2250 range where it has been for most of 2014, and making a low of 1.2050 on 28 August, 2014. 

On the back of this move, there has been a build-up of short CHF positions in the broader market, which could represent a large risk should the 1.2000 peg give way. As such, any breach of the 1.2000 peg could see a significant appreciation of CHF. 

To reflect this potential increase in risk and to protect our clients, Saxo Bank has decided to raise the margin on CHF to 8%. 

The increase will take place Monday, 8 September, 2014 at 15.00 CET. 

Steffen Wegner Mortensen

Head of PR and Public Affairs

+45 3977 6343 
press@saxobank.com

Saxo Bank is a leading Fintech specialist and global multi-asset facilitator of capital markets products and services. Saxo enables private clients to trade more than 35,000 instruments from one single margin account.

Additionally, Saxo provides institutional clients such as banks and fintechs with Open Banking solutions from multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services to trading technology. Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank has embraced Open Banking from the beginning and is focused on helping clients and partners through win-win partnerships and product innovation.

Since launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank works to empower everyone to navigate their financial future by opening up access to trading and investment. The Saxo Group’s client assets total more than 45 billion euros, and the Group employs more than 2100 people in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.

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