Last Update: 17.05.2020 - 11:00pm CET

Forex Margin Requirements

Due to the current market environment, we are regularly adjusting our FX & CFD trading terms.

The terms for the following two instruments apply to both Professional and Private Clients.

  • #USOIL: Swissquote will early expire and close all open positions if the product trades as low as 5 Dollars. In such a case, we will open the next #USOIL contract within 24 hours.
  • The June forward contract (#USOILM) will remain open for trading until 15 May 2020.
  • The July forward contract (#USOILN) has been opened early and will remain open for trading until 18 June 2020.

The margin rates in the table below apply to Professional Clients only. (Private clients are already protected by permanent leverage restrictions by the FCA.)

(Please note that our FX Product Guide will not be updated with regards to the rates listed below. However, all other terms and conditions set forth in the guide remain valid.)

Currency PairsCurrent Forex Margin Requirements
EURUSD1%
USDJPY1%
USDCHF1%
GBPUSD1%
AUDCAD1%
AUDCHF1%
AUDJPY1%
AUDNZD1%
AUDUSD1%
CADCHF1%
CADJPY1%
CADSGD4%
CHFDKK10%
CHFHUF2%
CHFJPY1%
CHFNOK2%
CHFPLN2%
CHFSEK2%
CHFSGD4%
CNHJPY4%
DKKSEK10%
EURAUD1%
EURCAD1%
EURCHF1%
EURCZK4%
EURDKK10%
EURGBP1%
EURHKD10%
EURHUF2%
EURILS1%
EURJPY1%
EURNOK2%
EURNZD1%
EURPLN2%
EURRUB4%
EURSEK2%
EURSGD4%
EURTRY20%
EURZAR5%
GBPAUD1%
GBPCAD1%
GBPCHF1%
GBPDKK10%
GBPHUF1%
GBPJPY1%
GBPNOK1%
GBPNZD1%
GBPPLN1%
GBPSEK1%
GBPSGD4%
GBPTRY20%
HKDJPY10%
MXNJPY4%
NOKJPY4%
NOKSEK4%
NZDCAD1%
NZDCHF1%
NZDDKK10%
NZDJPY1%
NZDSEK2%
NZDSGD4%
NZDUSD1%
PLNJPY2%
SEKJPY2%
SGDHKD4%
SGDJPY4%
TRYJPY20%
USDCAD1%
USDCNH4%
USDCZK4%
USDDKK10%
USDHKD10%
USDHUF2%
USDILS1%
USDMXN4%
USDNOK4%
USDPLN2%
USDRUB4%
USDSEK2%
USDSGD4%
USDTRY20%
USDZAR5%
ZARJPY5%
Precious Metals 
XAGAUD4%
XAGCAD4%
XAGCHF4%
XAGEUR4%
XAGGBP4%
XAGTRY20%
XAGUSD4%
XAUAUD2%
XAUCAD2%
XAUCHF2%
XAUEUR2%
XAUGBP2%
XAUTRY20%
XAUUSD2%
XPDUSD10%
XPTUSD10%
Forex Forward CFDs 
#CHFUSD*1%
#EURUSD*1%
#GBPUSD*1%
#XAGUSD*4%
#XAUUSD*2%
CFDs Indices (Spot, Synthetic & Forward) 
#AU200*2%
#CH2%
#CH*2%
SMICHF2%
#DE302%
#DE30*2%
DAXEUR2%
#US302%
#US30*2%
#ES2%
#ES*2%
#EU502%
#EU50*2%
ESXEUR2%
#FR402%
#FR40*2%
#GB1002%
#GB100*2%
#NAS1002%
#NAS100*2%
#NIK225*2%
#NL*2%
#RUS*2%
#US5002%
#US500*2%
CFDs Commodities (Synthetic & Forward) 
#GAS*4%
#GSO*4%
#HG*4%
#HGC*4%
#HSI*4%
#NG*4%
#UKOIL*4%
#USOIL*4%
CUCUSD4%
LCOUSD4%
NGCUSD4%
Forward CFDs Bonds 
#BUND*4%
#LGILT*4%
#USBND*4%

* Forward CFDs