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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

Industry-leading spreads and commissions  

Reducing your costs has a direct impact on your returns. Compare minimum spreads and commissions from different brokers below.


 SaxoIGCMC Markets
OandaPhillip Capital
FX - EUR/USD0.1*0.60.71.10.6
FX - AUD/USD0.1*0.60.71.1X
CFD - GER301111.2X
CFD - US301.41.61.42USD 2.00**
Shares SGSGD 15.00XXXSGD 25.00
Shares USUSD 3.99XXXUSD 20.00


* Post-trade commission applied. Cost calculated as 0.1 + 25 USD/m
** per side per contract
Source: Comparable pricing available on websites of respective brokers (as of 11 Jan 2018)
Spreads/commissions reflect standard pricing (i.e not active trader/volume-based rates)

See complete pricing table (PDF)

Limit your risk

Unlike most CFD and margin FX accounts, your losses cannot exceed the funds on your Essential account. Unique to the Saxo Essential account, we will refund losses incurred as a result of margin trading, which exceed the cash balance on your account. (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 SGD 1,000 with up to EUR 20,000 of available margin for trading FX and CFDs.

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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

Apply for an Essential account in under 5 minutes.
Fund your account easily and securely through your preferred funding method.
Trade FX, CFDs, Stocks and Bonds on industry-leading low prices.