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CFD commission rates explained

When trading CFD shares on our platform, a commission will be charged to your account upon execution of any order. We've put together a few examples below to show you how commission is calculated on CFD shares. The commission rates for our share CFDs can be found in the table below.

Spanish share examples

The commission rate on a Spanish CFD share is 0.10% (10/100ths of one percent) subject to a minimum commission charge of €9.00.

A 2500 unit trade in Banco Santander at a price of 5.20 would incur a commission of €13.00 based on the following calculation:

2500 (units) x 5.20 (price) = €13,000 x 0.10% €13.00

But a 1000 unit trade in Banco Santander at a price of 5.20 would incur a minimum commission charge of €9.00 based on the following calculation:

1000 (units) x 5.20 (price) = €5,200 x 0.10% = €5.20

The actual commission on this trade is less than the €9.00 minimum commission charge, so instead the minimum commission charge of €9.00 is applied.

US share example

The commission for a US share is 2 US cents per share, subject to a minimum commission charge of US$10.

So a 600 unit trade in Caterpillar Inc at a price of 80.95 would incur a commission of $12.00 based on the following calculation:

600 (units) x $0.02 (commission charge per unit) = $12.00

But a 300 unit trade in Caterpillar Inc at a price of 80.95 would incur a minimum commission charge of $10.00 based on the following calculation:

300 (units) x $0.02 (commission charge per unit) = $6.00

The actual commission on this trade is less than the $10.00 minimum commission charge on US share CFDs, so instead the minimum commission charge of $10.00 is applied.

Share CFD commission charges

Country Number of Shares Position Margin From Commission Charge Minimum Commission Charge
Australia 383 5% 0.09% AUD 7.00
Austria 32 1% 0.08% EUR 9.00
Belgium 59 5% 0.10% EUR 9.00
Canada 572 5% 2 Cents CAD 10.00
Denmark 52 5% 0.08% DKK 90.00
Finland 57 5% 0.08% EUR 9.00
France 289 5% 0.06% EUR 5.00
Germany 211 1% 0.08% EUR 9.00
Hong Kong 649 5% 0.18% HKD 50.00
Ireland 24 10% 0.08% EUR 9.00
Italy 167 5% 0.10% EUR 5.00
Japan 588 5% 0.15% JPY 1000
New Zealand 45 5% 0.10% NZD 7.00
Norway 78 5% 0.04% NOK 39.00
Poland 15 10% 0.18% PLN 50.00
Portugal 22 12% 0.08% EUR 9.00
Singapore 179 5% 0.10% SGD10.00 / USD 10.00
Spain 87 10% 0.06% EUR 5.00
Sweden 190 5% 0.04% SEK 49.00
Switzerland 203 5% 0.08% CHF 9.00
The Netherlands 80 5% 0.08% EUR 9.00
UK 894 5% 0.08% GBP 9.00
US 4272 5% 2 cents USD 10.00

For non-US shares, the commission is calculated as a percentage charge of the value of the order. Commissions on US shares are charged at 2 cents per share.

All commission charges will be converted to your account currency at the prevailing CMC Markets currency conversion rate.

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