Overview of LYNX fees and charges
When it comes to brokerage fees LYNX shows a mixed picture: some fees are high but some are low. First you need to figure out your approach or you should use our questionnaire to be able to tell whether LYNX fees are an advantage for you. Continue reading about LYNX fees and charges to see if this is the right brokerage for you or a similar broker like DEGIRO or Saxo Bank is better for you.
Here's a high level overview of LYNX's fees
|Assets||Fee level||Fee terms|
|US stock fee||Low||Up to 2,000 shares $0.01 per share, from 2,000 shares $0.005 per share. Minimum $5; maximum 1% of the transaction|
|EURUSD fee||Low||€4 per lot|
|US tech fund fee||-||Not available|
|Inactivity fee||High||It is called platform fee and it is €5 per month.|
LYNX fees explained
Online brokerages in general charge much lower brokerage fees than traditional brokerages do - this is largely due to the fact that online brokerages' businesses can be much better scaled: From a purely technical standpoint it doesn't make that much of a difference for them if they have 100 or 5000 clients.
This is not to say however that they don't have any fees at all. They make money by charging you at various events for various rates. Usually you need to keep an eye on these 3 types of fees:
- Trading fees - these are brokerage fees that you pay when you actually do a trade, i.e. buying an Apple stock or an ETF. What you pay is either a commission, a spread or financing rate. Some brokers apply all of these.
- A commission is either based on the traded volume or it is fixed.
- A spread is the difference between the buy price and the sell price
- Financing rate or overnight rate is charged when you hold your leveraged positions for more than one day.
- Non-trading fees. These occur related to some operations you make in your account, i.e. depositing money to your account, withdrawing money from it or not trading for an extended amount of time.
We compare LYNX fees with its closest competitors, DEGIRO and Saxo Bank.
LYNX trading fees
LYNX'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 LYNX.
LYNX's trading fees are average.
Stock fees and ETF fees
LYNX has low stock trading fees.
LYNX's forex fees are low.
|EURUSD benchmark fee||$16.0||-||$58.4|
|EURGBP benchmark fee||$17.0||-||$27.2|
LYNX fund fees are low.
|USA tech fund buy||-||$10.6||-|
|Europe stock fund buy||$6.8||$10.6||-|
LYNX has low bond fees.
LYNX's options fees are high.
LYNX's futures fees are average.
LYNX has low CFD trading fees.
LYNX financing rates are average.
If you want to trade on margin and prefer to hold your positions long, financing costs can be significant.
|Apple financing rate||7.1%||4.3%||7.1%|
|Vodafone financing rate||5.3%||2.5%||5.3%|
|EURUSD financing rate||3.8%||-||15.5%|
|EURGBP financing rate||3.8%||-||6.7%|
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LYNX non-trading fees
When it comes to looking at all the non-trading fees LYNX is an expensive broker. This means that they tend to 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 LYNX 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.
LYNX 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 LYNX is not different: you will see the exact same amount on your brokerage account that you sent by any of the deposit methods LYNX offers.
LYNX withdrawal fee
Unlike the majority of the online brokers we have reviewed LYNX 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|
LYNX inactivity fee
LYNX does apply an inactivity fee and it is It is called platform fee and it is €5 per month.. This means that you need to be strategic about your trading activity to avoid getting charged after a longer time of no trade. The fact that LYNX charges an inactivity fee makes it less ideal for you if you are a buy and hold investor.
LYNX has high inactivity fee.
|Inactivity fee||It is called platform fee and it is €5 per month.||No inactivity fee||$25 per quarter if you don't trade in the previous quarter|
Read more about LYNX inactivity fee on their own site.