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Margin Requirements



I am really struggling to get my head around how you calculate margin requirements for your spread betting accounts.

The example shown on the website is a bit confusing and lacks the finer detail as to how this would be applied to other currency pairs.

For example my spread betting account currency is in GBP.

I recently opened a short trade on AUDUSD opening at 0.64183 / £0.30p per pip movement.

Please could you provide detail as to how the margin is calculated for the above?

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Hi Greg88, currently the margin factor for AUDUSD is 5% of notional value. If I bet £1 per pip movement with the current price at 6892.5 (for example) then the margin will be 1 x 6892.5 x 0.05 = £344.63.

Note that the price is quoted differently to the actual exchange rate. The margin factor you can find by clicking the (i) in the top right when viewing a stock in the trading platform.

Hope that helps


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