Trade 5,000+ bonds digitally

Trade 5,000+ government and corporate bonds in Europe, US, Asia, Middle East and Latin America digitally.

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Why trade bonds with Saxo Bank

  • Ultra-competitive pricing
    Standard commission rates start at 0.20%, and drop as low as 0.05% as you trade more.
  • Trade bonds digitally
    Get direct access to tier 1 liquidity and receive the best spreads with minimal mark-up.
  • Award-winning platform
    Trade bonds from the same platform as other assets. Use your bond holdings as collateral for margin trading.
  • Expert service, trusted for 25 years
    With 800,000+ satisfied customers, Saxo Bank offers world-class service around the clock.

    Ultra-competitive bonds commissions

    We offer three levels of pricing depending on your account tier. All prices have an equivalent if traded in another currency.

    Bond typeClassicPlatinumVIP
    European government bonds0.20% (min. EUR 80)0.10% (min. EUR 60)0.05% (min. EUR 50)
    US government bonds *0.20% (min. EUR 80)0.10% (min. EUR 60)0.05% (min. EUR 50)
    European and US corporate bonds0.20% (min. EUR 80)0.10% (min. EUR 60)0.05% (min. EUR 50)
    Emerging markets bonds **0.20% (min. EUR 80)0.10% (min. EUR 60)0.05% (min. EUR 50)

    *For US government bonds there is an additional external execution fee of 0.0004% embedded in the price.
    ** Similar prices apply to other local bonds

    Receive lower prices as you trade more with our Platinum and VIP account tiers - learn more

    Benefit from fully digital bond execution

    • Low spreads

      Orders are routed straight to an optimised digital dealer auction, where the top end of 50+ liquidity providers compete for your order and return the best possible price for an instant trade.

    • Low commissions

      With direct electronic access to liquidity providers, we eliminate manual processes across the value chain of traditional bond trading - so that you can benefit from significantly lower commissions.

    • Tier 1 liquidity

      We source liquidity from our network of more than 50+ Tier-1 liquidity providers in the global OTC market, covering the US, EU and emerging markets incl. LATAM, APAC and MENA.

      Trade bonds on our award-winning trading platform

      Trade bonds on our award-winning trading platform

      SaxoTraderGO is our powerful yet easy-to-use platform. Trade from PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone.

      Powerful bond trading tools

      Benefit from extensive charting with 50+ technical indicators, integrated Trade Signals, and innovative risk-management tools.

      Access 5,000+ online and 33,000+ offline bonds

      Access 40,000+ instruments. Trade FX, FX options, CFDs, stocks, ETFs, futures, listed options and bonds from a single cross-margin, multi-currency account.

      More information

      Saxo Bank allows a percentage of the investment in certain bonds to be used as collateral for margin trading activities.

      The collateral value of a bond position depends on the rating of the individual bond, as outlined below:

      Rating definition*Collateral percentage
      Highest Rating (AAA)95%
      Very High Quality (AA)90%
      High Quality (A)80%

      * as rated internally by Saxo Bank

      Example: 80% of the market value of a bond position with an A rating can be used as collateral (instead of cash) to trade margin products such as Forex, CFDs or Futures and Options.

      Whether you’re new to trading or looking to refine your knowledge, we have a range of educational videos and online courses that will suit your needs.

      In addition, our experts run a series of webinars to help you broaden your understanding of equity trading and seize market opportunities.

      Saxo supports 33,000 bonds offline, so there is a good chance that it can be traded offline from our bond desk. Please contact Saxo to enquire about the possibility of trading the specific bond offline. If so, it will be manually traded, but will still appear in the account summary of your account just like any other position.

      Bonds have different minimum trading sizes which can be as high as 50k, 100k or 200k in the relevant currency. You can see the minimum trading sizes and increment on each bond under account > Trading conditions as well as on the trade ticket. However, there are bonds which trade in lower sizes, which will also be available (a minimum limit of 10k in € or $ on all online bonds).

      Bonds can be traded online 24/5 if the relevant underlying bond market is open. Trading hours will be limited to the daylight hours where liquidity in the relevant underlying bond market is best (i.e. European government bonds are open for trading in European hours).

      A wide range of the most active and liquid government and corporate bonds in Europe, US, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, as well as a limited number of Latin American bonds - in total more than 5000 bonds - are available for online bond trading.

      Find more information about our general charges here.

      You can review our trading conditions for bonds here.

      24-hour expert service

      24-hour expert service

      Whether you’re a high- or low-volume trader, you’ll receive first-class support tailored to your needs.

      Integrated digital support
      Access our self-service support centre, email helpdesk and a range of educational courses.

      24-hour customer service
      Get support for technical matters and account queries whenever markets are open.

      Relationship managers and sales traders
      Active traders benefit from a dedicated point of contact and access to our world-class trading experts.

      Exclusive VIP services
      Receive our very best prices, priority support and exclusive event invitations.

      Trusted for more than 25 years

      Trusted for more than 25 years

      Saxo Bank is a fully regulated broker with offices in 15 countries, serving 800,000+ clients globally.

      Fully regulated
      We adhere to the strictest regulatory standards, and are fully licensed and regulated in 15 jurisdictions across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

      Financial strength
      We’re a financially stable company with a robust balance sheet. We serve clients in 120 countries, hold USD 16bn in AUM and process 1m transactions daily.

      Multi-award winner
      We’ve been consistently recognised by our industry and have won the highest accolades for our products, platform and service.

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      Bonds risk warning

      Bonds are categorised as either green, yellow or red products depending on the individual instrument. Danish banks are required to categorise investment products offered to retail clients depending on the product’s complexity and risk as: green, yellow or red. For most bonds, in particular corporate bonds, bid and offer prices are not public available and transparent, as the majority of trading takes place outside regulated marketplaces. Bonds are traded OTC with Saxo Bank as counterpart, and OTC trading conditions apply. For further information click here