What are your charges for extra services like live data feeds?

For spread bets, CFDs and share dealing, there are some extra services that we charge for.

Service Charge
Direct Market Access (DMA) There’s no charge for using DMA to trade CFDs on forex* and shares, or buy and sell shares via our share dealing service, though in order to access live DMA prices for some shares you’ll need to pay a monthly exchange fee. 
Live price data feeds Obtaining live share prices from an exchange, whether that's to trade share CFDs or buy and sell shares via a share dealing account incurs a monthly fee.
ProRealTime Charts Subscribing to real-time charts costs £30 per month. This is refunded if you place four or more trade a month. We reserve the right to charge you for the service if your qualifying trades are of an extremely low value.
Inactivity fee We charge a £12 fee on the first of every month, if no dealing activity has occurred for two years or more. 
Account documentation fee We charge a $50 fee on accounts which have not supplied a mandatory W-8 or W-9 form prior to the dividend ex-date of a qualifying trade on a US-incorporated stock. We do not apply this fee to accounts with up-to-date documentation or accounts which have not entered into qualifying trades. We will notify you if you have entered into a qualifying trade and need to complete a form.


* From 2 July 2018, regulatory interventions mean that certain products are unavailable to retail traders. As a result, we can only offer Forex Direct to professional traders. To find out more about this, and to check whether you are eligible for a professional account, please see our professional account page.

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