Overview of Capital.com fees and charges
It's safe to say that Capital.com's fees are low in general. They either don't charge a brokerage fee for things other brokers do charge for, or they only charge a small amount. This means that you can use Capital.com even in case you trade frequently like multiple times a week or daily.
Here's a high level overview of Capital.com's fees
|Assets||Fee level||Fee terms|
|S&P 500 CFD||Low||The fees are built into the spread, 1.1 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours (tested as of Nov 04, 2022).|
|Europe 50 CFD||Average||The fees are built into the spread, 2.2 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours (tested as of Nov 04, 2022).|
|EURUSD||Low||The fees are built into the spread, 0.6 pips is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.|
|Inactivity fee||Low||No inactivity fee|
Disclaimer: 84% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Capital.com fees explained
We compare Capital.com fees with its closest competitors, XTB and Trading 212.
Capital.com trading fees
Capital.com's trading fees are low which makes it suitable for you even if you trade often (i.e. multiple times a week).
Let's break down the trading fees into the different asset classes available at Capital.com.
Capital.com's trading fees are low.
It is super hard to compare trading fees for CFD brokers. What we did at BrokerChooser? Instead of quoting long fee tables, we compare brokers by calculating all fees of an example trade for three assets.
For the assets we chose cleverly and arbitrarily:
- Apple, a large US stock
- Vodafone, a large European stock
- EURUSD, a popular currency pair
The example in this context would mean buying a position, holding for one week, and selling it. For the volume we chose a $2,000 position for the stocks and $20,000 for the EURUSD.
This super catch-all benchmark includes spreads, commissions and financing costs for all brokers.
Here is the verdict.
|Apple benchmark fee||$2.3||$10.1||$14.2|
|Vodafone benchmark fee||$4.2||$10.6||$15.3|
|EURUSD benchmark fee||$13.0||$15.2||$13.9|
Capital.com financing rates are average.
If you want to trade on margin and prefer to hold your positions long, financing costs can be significant.
|Apple CFD financing rate||2.3%||7.6%||36.0%|
|Vodafone CFD financing rate||10.2%||6.8%||38.3%|
|EURUSD financing rate||3.1%||3.5%||3.1%|
|EURGBP financing rate||2.3%||2.1%||6.4%|
Leverage is a double-edged sword and can dramatically amplify your profits. It can also just as dramatically amplify your losses. Trading foreign exchange/CFDs with any level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.
Currency conversion fee
Capital.com will charge a Currency Conversion Fee for all trades on instruments denominated in a currency different to the currency of your account. The fee is charged as the following: Exchange rate received from liquidity providers plus a mark-up. We used the EURUSD trading fees for the calculation..
Capital.com non-trading fees
When it comes to looking at all the non-trading fees Capital.com is a cheap broker. This means that they don't charge you a lot for non-trading related activities on your trading account, like withdrawal fee.
Non-trading fees include various brokerage fees and charges at Capital.com that you pay not related to buying and selling assets. Among some others, typical non trading fees are withdrawal fee, deposit fee, inactivity fee and account fee.
Capital.com deposit fee
Deposit fees are applied when you send money to your trading account from your bank account. Usually brokers don't charge money for that and Capital.com is not different: you will see the exact same amount on your brokerage account that you sent by any of the deposit methods Capital.com offers.
Capital.com withdrawal fee
Unlike some online brokers we have reviewed Capital.com does not charge a withdrawal fee. This means that you'll see the same amount of money on your bank account that you transferred from your brokerage account.
|Withdrawal fee with bank transfer||$0||$0||$0|
Capital.com inactivity fee
Capital.com does not apply an inactivity fee which is great because your account will not be charged even if you do not trade for a longer time period (months or years).
Disclaimer: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 84% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.