Contract Options Commissions, Fees & Subscriptions

Monthly volume-based commissions

Online Contract Options are traded on these monthly volume-based commissions;

Contract Currency Trade Volume: Contracts / Month
1 - 250 251 - 1,000 1,000 - 5,000
AUD 10.00 5.00 2.50
EUR 6.00 3.00 1.50
GBP 5.00 2.50 1.25
SGD 15.00 7.50 3.75
USD 6.00 3.00 1.50
CHF 8.00 4.00 2.00
JPY 1,000.00 800.00 750.00
NOK 65.00 35.00 20.00
SEK 75.00 40.00 20.00
CAD 6.00 3.00 1.50
HKD 45.00 30.00 20.00

If you trade more than 5,000 contracts per month please contact us for pricing.

If no agreement exists to the contrary, you will be charged the highest price category in the table. Contact Saxo Bank to apply for another price category if applicable based on previous trading volumes.

Moves to different price categories take place at the discretion of Saxo Bank and always take effect from the beginning of the following month without any adjustment in commissions already paid.

No Minimum Ticket Fees

When trading Contract Options at Saxo Bank, there are no minimum ticket fees. Each trade is subject to a flat-rate fee based on the applicable volume bracket.

No Custody Fees

When trading Contract Options at Saxo Bank, there are no custody fees involved.

No Trading platform fees

Saxo Bank does not pass any costs for using Saxo Bank trading software to clients. Trading on SaxoTrader, SaxoWebTrader and SaxoMobileTrader is free of charge.

Live data prices

Complimentary to existing live data subscriptions on Futures Exchanges, Saxo Bank offers streaming Contract Options prices on the same exchanges free of charge.

This also means that you are provided with direct market access to trade Options on various underlying assets on live streaming prices without dealer intervention.

Carrying Cost

Overnight positions in Contract Options are subject to a carrying cost.
The carrying cost is calculated on the basis of the daily margin requirement and applied when a position is held overnight.
The funding rate used for calculating the carrying cost is based in the relevant Interbank-rate + markup (150 bps).

Carrying Cost = Margin requirement * Holding time * (Relevant Interbank rate + Markup) / (365 or 360 days)

Holding Fee on long dated bought options

A Holding Fee on bought long dated Contract Options applies.
The Holding Fee varies depending on the underlying asset class (Category) and will only apply to bought options with maturity beyond 120 days.
The fee will be calculated based on the below schedule and charged end-of-month.

Bought Options daily holding fees per million (Nominal Value)
Category Interest rates Foreign-exchange rates and Gold Equities Precious metals, except gold Commodities, except precious metals
< 120 days maturity n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
>120 days maturity 0.10 0.70 1.10 1.00 1.60


Holding Fee per day = Nominal Value / 1,000,000 * Underlying Category Fee

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