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CFD commission rates explained

When trading share CFDs​ (contracts for difference) on our platform, a commission is charged to your account when you execute an order.

View our examples to learn how we calculate commission on share​ CFDs. You can also see our commission rates by country in the table below.

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Spanish share examples

The commission rate on a Spanish share CFD is 0.10%, 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

1000 (units) x 5.20 (price) = €5200 x 0.10% = €5.20

Since the actual commission on this trade is less than our €9.00 minimum commission charge, we have instead applied the minimum commission charge of €9.00.

US share example

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

So a 600 unit trade in Caterpillar 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 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/market Commission charge Charge currency Minimum commission charge
UK 0.10% GBP GBP 9.00
US 2 cents per unit USD USD 10.00
Australia 0.10% AUD AUD 7.00
Austria 0.10% EUR EUR 9.00
Belgium 0.10% EUR EUR 9.00
Canada 2 cents CAD CAD 10.00
Denmark 0.10% DKK DKK 90.00
Finland 0.10% EUR EUR 9.00
France 0.10% EUR EUR 9.00
Germany 0.10% EUR EUR 9.00
Hong Kong 0.18% HKD HKD 50.00
Ireland 0.10% EUR EUR 9.00
Italy 0.10% EUR EUR 9.00
Japan 0.10% JPY JPY 1,000
Netherlands 0.10% EUR EUR 9.00
New Zealand 0.10% NZD NZD 7.00
Norway 0.10% NOK NOK 79.00
Poland 0.18% PLN PLN 50.00
Portugal 0.10% EUR EUR 9.00
Singapore (SGD) 0.10% SGD SGD 10.00
Singapore (USD) 0.10% USD USD 10.00
Spain 0.10% EUR EUR 9.00
Sweden 0.10% SEK SEK 89.00
Switzerland 0.10% CHF CHF 9.00


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 our prevailing currency conversion rate.

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