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.

Australian share examples

The commission rate on a Australian CFD share is 0.09% (9/100ths of one percent) subject to a minimum commission charge of $7.00.

A 2500 unit trade in Commonwealth Bank at a price of 85.50 would incur a commission of $192.38 based on the following calculation:

2500 (units) x 85.50(price) = $213,750.00 x 0.09% = $192.38.

But a 50 unit trade in Banco Santander at a price of 85.50 would incur a minimum commission charge of $7.00based on the following calculation:

50 (units) x 85.50 (price) = $4,275 x 0.09% = $3.85

The actual commission on this trade is less than the $7.00 minimum commission charge, so instead the minimum commission charge of $7.00 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

Please note: number of shares is indicative only. Please check the CMC Markets platform for final numbers.

Country
Number of shares Position Margin From Commission Charge Minimum Commission Charge
Australia 383 20%
0.09% AUD 7.00
Austria 32 20%
0.08% EUR 9.00
Belgium 59 20%
0.10% EUR 9.00
Canada 572 20%
2 Cents CAD 10.00
Denmark 52 20%
0.08% DKK 90.00
Finland 57 20%
0.08% EUR 9.00
France 289 20%
0.06% EUR 5.00
Germany 211 20%
0.08% EUR 9.00
Hong Kong 649 20%
0.18% HKD 50.00
Ireland 24 20%
0.08% EUR 9.00
Italy 167 20%
0.10% EUR 5.00
Japan 588 20%
0.15% JPY 1000
New Zealand 45
20%
0.10% NZD 7.00
Norway 78 20%
0.04% NOK 39.00
Poland 15 20%
0.18% PLN 50.00
Portugal 22 20%
0.08% EUR 9.00
Singapore 179 20%
0.10% SGD10.00 / USD 10.00
Spain 87 20%
0.06% EUR 5.00
Sweden 190 20%
0.04% SEK 49.00
Switzerland 203 20%
0.08% CHF 9.00
The Netherlands 80 20%
0.08% EUR 9.00
UK 894 20%
0.08% GBP 9.00
US 4272
20%
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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