Trades places on a Basic or Standard account are free from commission. The cost of trading is already built into the spread.
Trades placed via a PRO account are subject to a commission charge, which varies depending on your base currency.
As you are trading on margin, your trades may be subject to an overnight financing charge - known as a swap - based on your total exposure.
A swap is the cost of rolling a position from one day to the next. The swap charge differs depending on the market you are trading. In certain situations when trading currencies, your account may be credited a swap fee.
At XTB, you can fund your account with a credit or debit card in GBP or EUR with no additional fee’s charged. Funds placed via paypal, Paysafe, Neteller or via other currencies may be subject to a small charge.
One of XTB’s core goals is to be the most transparent broker on the market and it’s vital for us that you are informed about all the costs connected with trading, before you start.
What is the cost of trading?
There are three main factors that you need to take into consideration when assessing the cost of trading:
The spread is the difference in value between the buy price and sell price and is considered the main cost of opening a transaction. For example, let’s say you want to trade GBP/USD and the sell - buy price at the time is 1.2976 - 1.2977. The difference between sell and buy price is 0.0001, which is the equivalent of a 1 pip spread. So the total spread cost on this trade would be 1 pip.
You can also find our full list of spreads for each market via the account information area of our website here.
If you decide to hold a position overnight, you may be charged swap points depending on the market that you trade, as well as whether you went long (bought) or short (sold). The swap charge is essentially the cost of rolling the transaction from one day to the next.
Want to learn how to calculate the swap value? Click here.
You can also find a complete list of our swap rates via the swap points rates table within the account information area of our website here.
At XTB, we offer three types of accounts; Basic, Standard and Pro.
With Basic and Standard accounts, commission is charged only on equity trades. For all other asset classes such as FX, Indices and Commodities, the cost of commission is already built into the spread.
However, our Pro account - which operates with market spreads - you are charged a commission per open and closed lot traded. The cost of commission varies depending on your base currency.
You can find a list of our commission charges here.
Funding and withdrawal charges
At XTB there are various ways to add and withdraw funds from your trading account, some of which are completely free while others include small charges.
Funding your account via bank transfer is completely free, while credit and debit card deposits are also free of charge for GBP and EUR deposits.
If you need to fund your account very quickly then E-Wallet transfers are also available but they include charges depending on the transfer method and they start from 2% of the deposited amount.
Most withdrawals are free of charge. However, small withdrawals below certain amounts will be subject to a charge.
For a full list of funding and withdrawal charges, please visit our dedicated page here.