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Margin rate changes ahead of the UK General Election 8th of June 2017

The UK General Election taking place on 8th of June 2017 may cause increased volatility across certain financial markets.

Due to this potential high-risk event, our margin rates will be changing on some of our products from Thursday 8th of June. The changes will take place throughout the course of the day.

Please note that as a result of the new margin rates during the affected period, you may need to amend open positions or pending orders.

We advise you to monitor your positons and ensure you have sufficient funds in your account to meet the new margin requirements in advance throughout this volatile trading period.

From Thursday 8th of June (16:00 BST) the following changes will apply:


Margin changes to FX Markets
Market Margin Group New margin rate from*
GBP FX pairs (Major and Minor) 2%
EUR FX pairs (Major and Minor) 1%
Margin changes to other markets (same date and time as above)
Market New margin rate from*
UK 100 2%
EU Indices 1%
UK Shares 6%

The changes to our margin rates above will apply until further notice. Please note that, should market conditions deem it necessary, we reserve the right to make additional changes to our trading conditions in the days prior to and after the UK General Election.

*Please see table below​


FX
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Margin Rate LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Margin Rate LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Margin Rate

GBP pairs Major & Minor

5,000,000

50

2%

5,000,000

50

5%

over 10,000,000

over 100 lots

15%

EUR pairs Major & Minor

5,000,000

50

1%

5,000,000

50

5%

over 10,000,000

over 100 lots

15%

Indices
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Notional USD Margin Rate Notional USD Margin Rate Notional USD Margin Rate

UK 100

5,000,000

2%

5,000,000

5%

over 10,000,000

15%

EU Indices (Top level)

5,000,000

1%

5,000,000

5%

over 10,000,000

15%

EU Indices (2nd level)

3,000,000

1%

5,000,000

5%

over 8,000,000

15%

CFD trading is high risk and may not be suitable for everyone. Losses can exceed your deposits.