Low Financing ChargesWe offer 0% financing on short index positions
Some companies will charge you to hold a short index position. At Spread Co we won’t. When you go short with a spread bet or CFD on an index position overnight, you won’t pay a penny more with Spread Co.
Financing costs for futures contracts are already built into the quoted price, and for all other products, we try to keep our charges as competitive as possible.
What are Financing Charges?
When you open a spread bet or CFD trade you’re effectively borrowing all the funds to make the trade or bet. When you hold a position overnight, you have to pay a financing fee. This appears as ‘Overnight Financing’ on your account.
The fee is effectively interest on the amount borrowed and is based on the type and value of your position.
How we calculate overnight financing
Our financing charge for long index positions, conducted in GBP, is LIBOR +2%, a competitively low rate.
If you conducted the trade or bet in USD or EUR, then US LIBOR or EURIBOR is used, respectively.
For long index positions held overnight we make an adjustment to your account.
This is at a rate of 2% plus the interbank rate for the currency of the trade. The formula for calculating the finance charge is:
Note: Days in the financial year is 365 for UK100 and UK equities, and 360 for all others.
Finance charges for Forex and spot metal trades held overnight are based on tom-next (tomorrow to next day) rates for the currencies concerned, or the currency the metal is traded in, as opposed to using an interbank rate.
Tom-next rates vary and different rates are used for long and short positions. For example the rate for shorts could be -1.11% while the rate for longs might be -0.11%.