Commissions, Charges and Margin Schedule

We’re fully transparent about our charges, so you’ll always know how much it costs to trade and invest with us.

Account Value of your sub-account is:

  • The value dated cash balance of the account
  • Plus or minus the value of any unrealised profits or losses from open CFDs, FX Forwards and Futures on the account
  • Plus the market value of any FX Options on the account

The following interest rates apply to funds deposited with Saxo Bank:

Net Free Equity above USD 15,000 (or equivalent):

  • Interest paid on the full amount on the account is the higher of market bid rates minus 3 % and zero

Positive Net Free Equity up to USD 15,000 (or equivalent):

  • No account interest

Negative Net Free Equity:

  • Interest will be charged at market ask rates plus 8 %, however never less than 8 %

The following interest rates apply to funds deposited with Saxo Bank:

  • For positive Net Free Equity interest will be the higher of market bid rates minus a mark-up and zero. Interest will be paid on the full amount for all Account Values.
  • For negative Net Free Equity interest will be market ask rates plus a mark-up, however never less than the mark-up. Interest will be charged on the full amount for all Account Values

As of 1 March 2017, Saxo Bank will charge negative interest rates on our standard offering in relevant reference currencies. The charge will apply to balances above the threshold currently indicated in the table below.

On the main trading account, this threshold will be applied to the available net free equity and, in the case of sub-accounts to the account value. The negative interest will be calculated daily for the account credit balance exceeding the threshold and debited to the main trading accounts or sub-accounts at the end of each month for the interest period of the previous month.

The rates charged are subject to change.

ThresholdNegative interest rate (p.a.)
EUR250,000-0.40%
CHF250,000-0.75%
DKK2,000,000-0.65%
SEK2,500,000-0.50%

When you trade an instrument in a currency that differs from your base denomination, conversions – including trading profits/losses – are executed using the FX spot mid-price, based on the time you close your position, plus/minus 1 percent. We charge Platinum clients no more than plus/minus 0.75 percent, and VIPs no more than plus/minus 0.5 percent.

The Currency Conversion fee does not apply to margin collateral. Only settlement of actual payments to or from the trading account are included, for example, buying/selling cash Stocks, paying/receiving options premium etc.

The rate used for currency conversion of amounts booked to your account is shown in the trading platforms under the “Trades Executed” report.

Custody fees for stocks, ETFs/ETCs and bonds

For accounts with stock, ETFs/ETCs or bond positions a custody fee of 0.25 % p.a. with a monthly minimum fee of EUR 5.00 will apply. We charge Platinum clients no more than plus/minus 0.20 % p.a., and VIPs no more than plus/minus 0.12 % p.a. The minimum custody fee will always be applied to a default account. The custody fee will be calculated daily using the end of day values and charged on a monthly basis. Regional differences may apply.

Minimum fee
Classic Custody fee p.a.Platinum custody fee p.a.VIP custody fee p.a.Monthly minimum fee
Stocks and ETFs/ETCs0.25 %0.20 %0.12 %EUR 5.00
Bonds0.25 %0.20 %0.12 %EUR 5.00

 

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Custody fee is a VAT liable service, so VAT will be applied on top of the custody fee:

Physical persons

  • residing within the EU, Danish VAT 25 % will apply
  • residing outside of the EU, no VAT will be applied by Saxo Bank A/S

Corporate/Institutional client

  • having its place of business in Denmark, Danish VAT 25 % will apply
  • having its place of business within the EU (except for Denmark), no VAT will be applied by Saxo Bank A/S if a valid EU VAT ID is provided.* A reverse charge invoice will be provided.
  • having its place of business within the EU (except for Denmark), Danish VAT 25 % will be applied if a valid EU VAT ID is not provided.
  • having its place of business outside the EU, no VAT will be applied by Saxo Bank A/S, but local VAT rules may apply

*Only a EU VAT ID that is verifiable through the EU commission’s website:  http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/vatRequest.html?local=en will be registered as a valid EU VAT ID. If the EU VAT ID is not verifiable, please contact your local VAT authority.

An inactivity fee on the amount of USD 100.00 –or the equivalent amount in the account currency- will be charged where the client does not execute any trades on his/her account for a period of 6 consecutive months (180 days).

Interest will be calculated daily and settled monthly - within seven business days after the end of each calendar month.

Interest on your main account is calculated on the Net Free Equity.

Interest on sub-accounts is calculated on the Account Value.

Since the Net Free Equity is calculated on open trade positions on all your accounts, it is important to make sure that sufficient cash is available on your main account.

Otherwise, you risk being subject to a debit interest on your main account exceeding the credit interest payable on your sub-account(s).

Clients placing orders over the phone, chat or email will be subject to a manual order fee of EUR 50 per order.  Certain products that cannot be traded on the platform may be exempt.

Your Net Free Equity is:

  • The value dated cash balance of your main trading account
  • Plus or minus any unrealised profits or losses from open CFDs, FX Forwards and Futures on your main trading account
  • Plus the market value of any FX Options on your main trading account
  • Minus any margin required for financing open positions on your main trading account and sub-accounts

Net Free Equity margin financing

The margin financing requirement may differ from the trading margin requirement. See the full list of cash collateral for margin financing used for Net Free Equity calculation under our General Business Terms.

To avoid paying overdraft interest on your account you are required to hold sufficient cash collateral ensuring a positive Net Free Equity Balance.

For clients on the Classic service level a fee of USD 50 – or the equivalent amount in the account currency – will be charged when client requests online reports to be delivered by standard mail or email. This fee will also apply for third-party requests for reports from, for example, auditors.

You can request Forms 1042-S, however unless one or more of the conditions listed below are met, a EUR 1,000 handling fee per income year will apply:

  • You can provide proof that the IRS has requested a Form 1042-S from you.
  • Saxo Group applied the wrong relief-at-source US tax rate to your account.

If more than 10 forms are required per income year the fee will exceed EUR 1,000 per year.

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