Forex costs and details

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Forex CFDs costs

Contracts for difference (CFDs) let you trade FX on margin, with no stamp duty to pay. You can go long or short on a wide range of currency pairs, and direct market access (DMA) is available to advanced traders.


Min. spread Av. spread1
EUR/USD 0.6 0.75
AUD/USD 0.6 0.75
EUR/GBP 0.9 1.17
GBP/USD 0.9 1.34


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Forex DMA costs

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Av. spread2
EUR/USD 0.142
AUD/USD 0.329
EUR/GBP 0.398
GBP/USD 0.639


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Please note: Forex is available to trade on an international account only.

South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance and may not use credit or debit cards to fund their international account.

1 Average spread for the twelve weeks ending 24 February 2017. For our minimum and typical spreads, please see our forex CFD  and MT4 details.

2 Time-weighted (22:00-20:00 GMT) average spread by trade (quoted to three decimal places), August 2016.


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