Tight spreads. 
Limited risk.

More control with Saxo Essential

Industry-leading spreads and commissions

Limited risk on FX and CFDs


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More control with Saxo Essential

Industry-leading spreads and commissions

Limited risk on FX and CFDs


Open Account

Trading can result in losses.  The value of your investments can go down as well as up. 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.


 Saxo EssentialCMCCity 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.

Industry-leading prices

Trade on ultra-tight spreads and low commissions, with GBP/USD from 0.1 pips.

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 access to our full range of products and services, find the account which suits your needs.

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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.