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

Industry-leading spreads and commissions  

Reducing your costs has a direct impact on your returns. Take the time to compare minimum spreads and commissions across different brokers and see for yourself.  


 Saxo EssentialSwissquoteIGADS SecuritiesCMC
FX - EUR/USD0.1*1.40.61.60.7
FX - USD/JPY0.1*1.70.71.50.7
FX - GBP/USD0.1*1.70.92.10.9
CFD - US301.43.41.611.4
CFD - US5000.41.20.40.855
CFD - GER3011.910.851


*Post trade commission applied. Cost calculated as 0.1 + 25 USD/m
Source: Comparable pricing available on websites of respective brokers (at Dec. 6th 2017)

See complete pricing table (PDF)

Limit your risk

Losses can not exceed deposits on our Essential account. In the event that 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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Optimised for your trading needs

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

Industry-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.

Consider our Classic or Platinum accounts if you are trading larger volumes, require more margin, or want access to our full range of products and services.

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Opening an account is easy

Take 5 minutes to register by submitting your application form.
Fund your account easily and securely via credit card or bank transfer.
Trade FX, CFDs, Stocks and Bonds on industry-leading low prices.