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Trade our most popular products on industry-leading prices – without risking more than your deposit – with a Saxo Essential account.

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Trade our most popular products on industry-leading prices – without risking more than your deposit – with a Saxo Essential account.

Create account

The value of your investments can go down as well as up. Losses can exceed deposits on margin products. Please ensure you understand the risks.

Industry-leading spreads and commissions  

Reducing your costs directly impacts your returns. Compare minimum spreads and commissions from different brokers below.


 SaxoCMCCity IndexIGHargreaves
Lansdown
FX - GBP/USD0.1*0.90.80.90.9
FX - EUR/USD0.1*0.70.50.60.6
CFD - UK 1000.81111
CFD - US301.41.41.61.61.6
Physical Shares UK£4.99£8£11.95
Physical Shares US$9.90$15$11.95


*Post-trade commission applied. Cost calculated as 0.1 + 25 USD/m
Source: Comparable pricing available on websites of respective brokers (on 1st Feb 2018). Spreads/commissions reflect standard pricing (i.e not active trader/volume based rates).

See complete pricing table (PDF)

Limit your risk

Losses cannot exceed deposits on our Essential account. If your aggregate profit/loss on derivatives exceeds your cash balance, Saxo will reimburse the negative cash amount after the trades have been settled. (This applies to margin trades only. Stocks and Bonds positions are not impacted) 

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Streamlined trading

Our Essential account is perfect for trading small or medium-sized volumes on ultra-competitive prices. Minimum funding is only £1,000 with up to €20,000 of available margin for trading FX and CFDs.

Indutry-leading prices

By simplifying our product we have lowered our costs, giving you ultra-tight spreads and low commissions.

Award-winning platform

Access to our multi-device trading platform, live charting, and intuitive account overview section.

Most popular products

Trade 20 FX pairs, 10 Index CFDs, and our full range of 19,000+ Stocks and 7,000+ Bonds.

Digital support

Our Essential clients get 24/5 digital support via our chat function, help portal and Saxo Academy.

If you trade larger volumes, require more margin or would like to access our full product range, please consider our signature Saxo Trading account.

Opening an account is easy

Register for an Essential account in under 5 minutes.
Fund your account easily and securely via debit card or bank transfer.
Trade FX, CFDs, Stocks and Bonds on industry-leading low prices.