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Spreads from 0.6 points on a popular range of currency pairs

Our forex spreads are variable depending on underlying market prices. In most conditions we can usually offer our minimum spread, but when market prices go wider, our spread will increase. Market prices can get wider at illiquid times of day, or when major news or economic data is released. In the tables below you will find our minimum spreads and our average spread for a given period:               

  • Minimum spread – our tightest possible spread         
  • Average spread – the average spread over a given period of time

Major

Major

For every pair we offer both a standard contract (one contract = 100,000 of the first-named currency) and a mini contract (one contract = 10,000 of the first-named currency).

Currency
Pair [1]

Value per
pip Std /
Mini [2]

Minimum
spread

Average
spread*[3]

Guaranteed stop
premium [4]

Minimum margin
requirement

Retail [5]

Professional [6]

AUD/USD $10 / $1 0.6 0.76 0.8 5% 0.45%
EUR/CHF CHF10 / CHF1 2 2.23 n/a 3.33% 1.35%
EUR/GBP £10 / £1 0.9 1.23 2 3.33% 0.9%
EUR/JPY ¥1000 / ¥100 1.5 1.64 1.5 3.33% 0.45%
EUR/USD $10 / $1 0.6 0.75 1.2 3.33% 0.45%
GBP/EUR €10 / €1 2 2.11 1.5 3.33% 0.9%
GBP/JPY ¥1000 / ¥100 2.5 2.6 2 3.33% 0.9%
GBP/USD $10 / $1 0.9 1.17 2 3.33% 0.9%
USD/CAD C$10 / C$1 1.3 1.51 1.5 3.33% 0.45%
USD/CHF CHF10 / CHF1 1.5 1.7 2 3.33% 1.35%
USD/JPY ¥1000 / ¥100 0.7 0.76 1.5 3.33% 0.45%

Minor

Minor

For every pair we offer both a standard contract (one contract = 100,000 of the first-named currency) and a mini contract (one contract = 10,000 of the first-named currency).

Currency
Pair [1]

Value per
pip Std /
Mini [2]

Minimum
spread

Average
spread* [3]

Guaranteed stop
premium [4]

Minimum margin requirement

Retail [5]

Professional [6]

CAD/CHF CHF10 / CHF1 2.5 2.91 2 3.33% 1.35%
CAD/JPY ¥1000 / ¥100 2.5 2.81 1.5 3.33% 0.68%
CHF/JPY ¥1000 / ¥100 2 2.38 3 3.33% 1.35%
EUR/CAD C$10 / C$1 3 3.64 3 3.33% 0.45%
EUR/SGD SGD10 / SGD1 5 5.62 4 5% 0.68%
EUR/ZAR ZAR10 / ZAR1 150 208.33 100 5% 2.25%
GBP/CAD C$10 / C$1 3.5 4.2 4 3.33% 0.9%
GBP/CHF CHF10 / CHF1 3 3.8 4 3.33% 1.35%
GBP/SGD SGD10 / SGD1 8 9.09 4 5% 0.9%
GBP/ZAR ZAR10 / ZAR1 200 258.51 150 5% 2.25%
SGD/JPY ¥1000 / ¥100 4 4.75 3 5% 0.9%
USD/SGD SGD10 / SGD1 3 3.29 1 5% 0.68%
USD/ZAR ZAR10 / ZAR1 90 117.74 200 5% 2.25%

Australasian

Australasian

For every pair we offer both a standard contract (one contract = 100,000 of the first-named currency) and a mini contract (one contract = 10,000 of the first-named currency).

Currency

Pair [1]

Value per
pip Std /
Mini [2]

Minimum
spread

Typical
spread* [3]

Guaranteed stop
premium [4]

Minimum margin requirement

Retail [5]

Professional [6]

AUD/CAD C$10 / C$1 2 2.25 1 5% 0.45%
AUD/CHF CHF10 / CHF1 2.5 2.73 2 5% 1.35%
AUD/EUR EUR10 / EUR1 1.5 1.76 1.5 5% 0.45%
AUD/GBP £10 / £1 1.5 2.58 2 5% 0.9%
AUD/JPY ¥1000 / ¥100 1.3 1.36 1.5 5% 0.45%
AUD/NZD NZD10 / NZD1 3 3.16 3 5% 0.68%
AUD/SGD SGD10 / SGD1 5 6.08 4 5% 0.9%
EUR/AUD AUD10 / AUD1 1.8 2.22 2 5% 0.45%
EUR/NZD NZD10 / NZD1 3 3.75 4 5% 0.68%
GBP/AUD AUD10 / AUD1 1.9 2.62 3 5% 0.9%
GBP/NZD NZD10 / NZD1 5 5.94 5 5% 0.9%
NZD/CHF CHF10 / CHF1 4 4.6 3 5% 1.35%
NZD/EUR EUR10 / EUR1 1.5 1.81 1.5 5% 0.68%
NZD/GBP £10 / £1 2 3 2 5% 0.9%
NZD/JPY ¥1000 / ¥100 2.5 2.71 1.5 5% 0.68%
NZD/USD $10 / $1 2 2.16 1 5% 0.68%
NZD/CAD C$10 / C$1 3.5 3.9 1 5% 0.68%

Scandinavian

Scandinavian

For every pair we offer both a standard contract (one contract = 100,000 of the first-named currency) and a mini contract (one contract = 10,000 of the first-named currency).

Currency
Pair [1]

Value per
pip Std /
Mini [2]

Minimum
spread

Average
spread* [3]

Guaranteed stop
premium [4]

Minimum margin requirement

Retail [5]

Professional [6]

CAD/NOK NOK10 / NOK1 25 43.37 80 5% 0.9%
CHF/NOK NOK10 / NOK1 40 51.25 60 5% 1.35%
EUR/DKK DKK10 / DKK1 10 13.96 200 5% 4.5%
EUR/NOK NOK10 / NOK1 25 33.07 40 5% 0.9%
EUR/SEK SEK10 / SEK1 30 38.7 40 5% 0.9%
GBP/DKK DKK10 / DKK1 30 38.88 50 5% 4.5%
GBP/NOK NOK10 / NOK1 50 66.3 60 5% 0.9%
GBP/SEK SEK10 / SEK1 50 68.17 100 5% 0.9%
NOK/SEK SEK10 / SEK1 6 9.21 12 5% 0.9%
USD/DKK DKK10 / DKK1 15 19.12 20 5% 4.5%
USD/NOK NOK10 / NOK1 25 32.84 40 5% 0.9%
USD/SEK SEK10 / SEK1 25 32.68 60 5% 0.9%

Exotic

Exotic

For every pair we offer both a standard contract (one contract = 100,000 of the first-named currency) and a mini contract (one contract = 10,000 of the first-named currency).

Currency
Pair [1]

Value per
pip Std /
Mini [2]

Minimum
spread

Average
spread* [3]

Guaranteed stop
premium[4]

Minimum margin requirement

Retail [5]

Professional [6]

CHF/HUF HUF1000 / HUF10025 25 33.54 50 5% 1.8%
EUR/CZK CZK100 / CZK10 25 36.73 50 5% 4.5%
EUR/HUF HUF1000 / HUF100 20 37.09 50 5% 1.8%
EUR/ILS ILS10 / ILS1 40 72.24 80 5% 1.8%
EUR/MXN MXN10 / MXN1 100 191.64 400 5% 2.25%
EUR/PLN PLN10 / PLN1 25 39.25 60 5% 1.35%
EUR/TRY TRY10 / TRY1 130 200.79 15 5% 2.25%
GBP/CZK CZK100 / CZK10 30 35.53 50 5% 4.5%
GBP/HUF HUF1000 / HUF100 25 36.41 50 5% 1.8%
GBP/ILS ILS10 / ILS1 50 73.08 150 5% 1.8%
GBP/MXN MXN10 / MXN1 130 196.05 500 5% 2.25%
GBP/PLN PLN10 / PLN1 30 44.47 40 5% 1.35%
GBP/TRY TRY10 / TRY1 250 465.66 20 5% 2.25%
MXN/JPY JPY1000 / JPY100 0.6 0.62 1.5 5% 2.25%
NOK/JPY JPY1000 / JPY100 0.8 1.05 1 5% 0.9%
PLN/JPY JPY1000 / JPY100 2 2.58 3 5% 1.35%
SEK/JPY JPY1000 / JPY100 0.6 0.7 1 5% 0.9%
TRY/JPY JPY1000 / JPY100 8 8.17 8 5% 2.25%
USD/CZK CZK100 / CZK10 25 29.66 50 5% 4.5%
USD/HUF HUF1000 / HUF100 20 33.84 50 5% 1.8%
USD/ILS ILS10 / ILS1 50 70.46 80 5% 1.8%
USD/MXN MXN10 / MXN1 50 72.74 350 5% 2.25%
USD/PLN PLN10 / PLN1 25 30.9 40 5% 1.35%
USD/TRY TRY10 / TRY1 100 264.76 10 5% 2.25%

Emerging

Emerging

Emerging markets pairs are either quoted based on the spot market (Spot FX) or one-month non-deliverable forward prices (EMFX). For every pair we offer both a full contract and a mini contract. Spot FX contracts are priced in the pair's second named currency, but EMFX contracts are only priced in US dollars, Japanese yen or sterling.

Currency Pair [1]

Value per
pip Std /
Mini [2]

Minimum
spread

Average
spread* [3]

Minimum margin requirement

Dealing
hours

Retail [5]

Professional [6]

AUD/CNH CNH10 / CNH1 20 22.77 5% 2.25% 24 hours
CAD/CNH CNH10 / CNH1 15 16.98 5% 2.25% 24 hours
CNH/JPY ¥1000 / ¥100 0.8 1.51 5% 2.25% 24 hours
EUR/CNH CNH10 / CNH1 30 43.91 5% 2.25% 24 hours
EUR/RUB RUB10 / RUB1 1200 1742.23 5% 4.5% 07.00-17.00
GBP/CNH CNH10 / CNH1 35 37.75 5% 2.25% 24 hours
NZD/CNH CNH10 / CNH1 15 18.66 5% 2.25% 24 hours
USD/CNH CNH10 / CNH1 10 15.56 5% 2.25% 24 hours
USD/RUB RUB10 / RUB1 1000 1376.41 5% 4.5% 07.00-17.00
EMFX GBP/INR £10 / £1 35 39.28 5% 4.5% 01.30-21.00
EMFX USD/BRL $10 / $1 50 78.05 5% 4.5% 13.05-22.00
EMFX USD/IDR $10 / $1 80 109.38 5% 4.5% 04.30-21.00
EMFX USD/INR $10 / $1 20 22.26 5% 4.5% 01.30-21.00
EMFX USD/KRW $10 / $1 100 166.31 5% 4.5% 01.00-21.00
EMFX USD/MYR $10 / $1 100 149.99 5% 4.5% 01.30-21.00
EMFX USD/PHP $10 / $1 15 19.58 5% 4.5% 01.30-21.00
EMFX USD/TWD $10 / $1 80 96.93 5% 4.5% 01.30-21.00


BRL - Brazilian real
CLP - Chilean peso
CNH - Chinese renminbi (yuan) – offshore
IDR - Indonesian rupiah
INR - Indian rupee
KRW - South Korean won
MYR - Malaysian ringgit
PHP - Philippine peso
RUB - Russian rouble
TWD - Taiwan dollar

Notes to tables

Our foreign exchange transactions are a special form of cash-settled CFD that provide exposure to changes in exchange rates, but cannot result in the delivery of the underlying currencies.

1. Normal dealing hours for all pairs are from 21.00 (London time) on Sunday until 22.00 (London time) on Friday, with the exception of emerging-market pairs, which operate on different schedules. All dealing times listed are London times. Please note that Daylight Savings Time in the UK or the country of origin may cause the times shown to be imprecise.

2. The minimum transaction size is one contract. Transactions above this minimum size, can be in fractions of a contract.

3. Average spread (Monday 00:00 - Friday 22:00 GMT) for the 12 weeks ending 7th December 2018.

Spreads are subject to variation, especially in volatile market conditions. Our quotations are derived from quotes in the underlying market available to us from the banks and liquidity providers with which we trade. We monitor the liquidity available in the underlying market, offering our minimum spread when the market spread is particularly small. In most other conditions, our typical spread applies. If spreads move wider in the underlying market, we may match this. We do not apply any weighting or biases to our pricing sources.

4. For guaranteed stop transactions a guaranteed stop premium is charged if your guaranteed stop is triggered. The potential premium is displayed on the deal ticket, and can form part of your margin when you attach the stop. Please note that premiums are subject to change, especially going into weekends and during volatile market conditions.

5. Margin requirements represent a percentage of the overall position value. You can find the tiered margins from the Get Info dropdown section within each market in our trading platform. Please note that higher margins may be required for large positions. Please see our tiered margining page for more details.

6. Professional clients are exempt from regulatory limits on leverage in place for retail clients, and are able to trade on lower margins as a result. You can find out more, and check your eligibility, on our professional trading page.

7. When you trade in a currency other than your default currency, your profit or loss will be realised in that currency. As standard practice, we will then immediately convert this back to your default currency. You can change this at any time via the trading platform.

8. For foreign exchange transactions (excluding bitcoin), adjustments are made to calculate the cost of funding a position, and these are posted to your account daily. The adjustments are calculated as follows:

A = V x R

Where:
A = the funding cost
V = the number of contracts x contract size
R = the current tom-next rate, including an administrative charge not exceeding 0.3% (0.8% for mini contracts) per annum.

If the tom-next rate is less than zero, you will be debited for running a short position and credited for running a long position. If the tom-next rate is greater than zero, you will be credited for running a short position and debited for running a long position.

The funding charge is calculated for any position opened before 22.00 that is still open after 22.00 (London time).

Note: For any position opened before 22.00 Wednesday that is still open after 22.00 Wednesday, the daily interest credit or debit will be made for three days as opposed to one. This three-day adjustment covers settlement of trades over the weekend period. This will not always apply to emerging-market pairs. Emerging pairs are priced using one-month pricing, so the funding charge for these will depend on the three-day adjustment that is made in the underlying market.

9. On FX markets where a commission is charged we will not charge additional commission unless we notify you in writing.

10. Bitcoin funding will be 0.0438% daily for short positions and 0.0274% for long positions.

Find out more about our charges and fees

* Average spread (Monday 00:00 - Friday 22:00 GMT) for the twelve weeks ending 24 February 2017. For our minimum spreads, please see our forex spread bet, CFD and MT4 details.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 81% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.