Plus500 is mainly compensated for its services through the "market spread". For example, when trading EUR/USD, if the buy rate is 1.3128 then the sell rate would be 1.3126 respectively (which means a market spread of 2 pips, in this example). Unlike other service providers who also charge commissions on each trade, Plus500 does not charge dealing commissions.
However, the following additional fees may be applied:
Premium - An overnight fee, called “Premium” is either added or subtracted to/from your account whenever a position is left open after a certain time (the “Premium Time”).
The premium time and the daily premium percentage can be found in the “Details” link next to the instrument’s name in the main screen of the platform.
Inactivity Fee - A fee of up to $10 will be levied, should you not use the trading platform for a period of three months. This is to offset the cost incurred in making the service available, even though it has not been used. However, please note that the fee is only collected from the Real Money account and only when there are sufficient available funds in the account. In order to avoid this fee, simply log into your trading account from time to time, as this is deemed sufficient activity to prevent a fee from being charged.
Guaranteed Stop Order - if you choose this feature, please note that as it guarantees that your position (trade) closes at a specific requested rate (price), the trade is subject to a wider spread. For more information, please refer to FAQ topic “Trading” → “What is a Guaranteed Stop Order?”
Rollover Adjustment - whenever a futures contract reaches its expiry date, and an automatic rollover is defined for the instrument, all open positions and orders are automatically rolled-over to the next futures contract. In order to nullify the impact on the valuation of the open position, given the change in the underlying instrument’s rate (price) for the new contract period, a compensating adjustment is made to the account. Stop Orders and Limit Orders are also adjusted, to reflect the rate (price) of the instrument in the new contract. For more information, please refer to FAQ topic “Financial Instruments” → “Do you offer a Rollover Service?”
* For further information on fees please refer to the User Agreement