E-trading

Trade on the biggest stock exchanges

With PostFinance e-trading, you can carry out your stock market transactions anytime and anywhere. Buy or sell shares, derivatives, bonds, ETFs and funds in real time on the world’s major stock exchanges. You can make your investment decisions conveniently at home or on the move via your tablet or smartphone.

E-trading: trade securities yourself online

  • Securities custody account with accounts in CHF, USD, EUR, AUD, CAD, DKK, GBP, JPY, NOK and SEK

  • Trading credits and bonus programme

  • Trade shares, bonds, derivatives, ETFs and funds on major stock exchanges worldwide

  • Real-time price data for the Swiss stock markets SIX, SIX Structured Products, Bern eXchange and Swiss DOTS

  • Useful, free tools for searching, analysing and monitoring, incl. mobile access via the PostFinance App

     
    1. As a new customer, you will receive the documents for logging in to e-finance and for accessing your private account after placing the order
    2. In e-finance, you can open your e-trading online under “Offers” > “Open products” > “E-trading”

    A brief explanation of e-trading

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    Profile and settings

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    Buy, sell, manage

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    Stock exchanges and information on the securities

    • Access to the following stock exchanges: SIX and SIX Structured Products, Swiss DOTS, XETRA, Euwax, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Copenhagen, Milan, Amsterdam, Brussels, Helsinki, Stockholm, Vienna, Berne, NYSE, NASDAQ, NYSE Amex Equities and Toronto
    • Real-time price data for the Swiss stock markets SIX, SIX Structured Products, Bern eXchange and Swiss DOTS

    Issue stock market order

    Direct in e-trading:

    By telephone:

    Have your customer number, stock exchange, ISIN (securities number) and limit ready.
    Tel.: 0848 900 009 (max. CHF 0.08/min. in Switzerland)
    Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    E-trading and security

    E-trading uses a multi-level security system and highly encrypted data transmission.

    Accessibility

    The e-trading service is not fully accessible. Customers who would like to have a fully accessible alternative are requested to contact the e-trading Contact Center: 
    Tel. 0848 900 009 (max. CHF 0.08/min. in Switzerland)
    Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Receive notifications free-of-charge on e-trading developments via push messages, e-mail or SMS. You can receive all messages with or without details as required:

    • Subscribe to alerts
    • Corporate actions
    • Price limits reached
    • Execution status of stock market orders
    • Incoming securities delivered by third-party banks
    • Receipt of trading credits
  • Preconditions

    • Private account with e-finance
    • Domiciled in Switzerland
    • For private individuals aged 18 years and above

    Annual fees

    The annual fee for one year will be debited at the start of the year.

    Service Amount
    Service
    1st custody account
    Amount
    CHF 90 per year
    Service
    Each additional custody account
    Amount
    CHF 30 per year

    Trading credits

    The annual fees will be credited to you in full as trading credits towards brokerage fees. Trading credits can be used for securities transactions only (no use for Corporate Actions). Unused trading credits expire at the end of the year.

    Service Trading credits equivalent to
    Service
    1st custody account
    Trading credits equivalent to
    CHF 90
    Service
    Each additional custody account
    Trading credits equivalent to
    CHF 30

    Bonus programme

    Thanks to the bonus programme, you will receive a staggered refund on the brokerage turnover. Only securities transactions qualify for the bonus programme (no use for Corporate Actions). A staggered discount applies.

    Number of trades per calendar year Reimbursement
    Number of trades per calendar year
    0 to 9 trades
    Reimbursement
    No reimbursement
    Number of trades per calendar year
    10 to 19 trades
    Reimbursement
    10% of brokerage turnover
    Number of trades per calendar year
    20 or more trades
    Reimbursement
    20% of brokerage turnover

Brokerage fees and other charges

  • Brokerage fees

    Order size Brokerage fees
    Order size
    CHF 0 – 5,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 25
    Order size
    CHF 5,001 – 10,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 35
    Order size
    CHF 10,001 – 15,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 50
    Order size
    CHF 15,001 – 20,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 70
    Order size
    CHF 20,001 – 30,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 95
    Order size
    CHF 30,001 – 50,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 130
    Order size
    CHF 50,001 – 100,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 180
    Order size
    CHF 100,001 – 150,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 270
    Order size
    CHF 150,001
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 350

    Fees

    Swiss federal stamp duty
    • Swiss companies: 0.075%
    • Foreign companies: 0.15%
    Stock exchange fee
    • Passing-on of actual costs per stock exchange
  • Brokerage fees

    Order size Brokerage fees
    Order size
    CHF 0 – 5,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 15
    Order size
    CHF 5,001 – 10,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 25
    Order size
    CHF 10,001 – 15,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 35
    Order size
    CHF 15,001 – 20,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 35
    Order size
    CHF 20,001 – 30,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 35
    Order size
    CHF 30,001 – 50,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 35
    Order size
    CHF 50,001 – 100,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 45
    Order size
    CHF 100,001 – 150,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 45
    Order size
    CHF 150,001
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 45

    Fees

    Swiss federal stamp duty
    • Swiss companies: 0.075%
    • Foreign companies: 0.15%
    Stock exchange fee
    • Passing-on of actual costs per stock exchange
  • Brokerage fees

    Order size Brokerage fees
    Order size
    CHF 0 – 5,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 25
    Order size
    CHF 5,001 – 10,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 35
    Order size
    CHF 10,001 – 15,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 50
    Order size
    CHF 15,001 – 20,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 70
    Order size
    CHF 20,001 – 30,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 95
    Order size
    CHF 30,001 – 50,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 95
    Order size
    CHF 50,001 – 100,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 95
    Order size
    CHF 100,001 – 150,000
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 95
    Order size
    CHF 150,001
    Brokerage fees
    CHF 95

    Fees

    Swiss federal stamp duty
    • Swiss companies: 0.075%
    • Foreign companies: 0.15%
    Stock exchange fee
    • Passing-on of actual costs per stock exchange
  • Brokerage fees

    Order size Brokerage fees
    Order size
    EUR 0 – 5,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 35
    Order size
    EUR 5,001 – 10,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 40
    Order size
    EUR 10,001 – 15,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 50
    Order size
    EUR 15,001 – 20,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 70
    Order size
    EUR 20,001 – 30,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 95
    Order size
    EUR 30,001 – 50,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 130
    Order size
    EUR 50,001 – 100,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 180
    Order size
    EUR 100,001 – 150,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 270
    Order size
    EUR 150,001
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 350

    Fees

    Swiss federal stamp duty
    • Swiss companies: 0.075%
    • Foreign companies: 0.15%
    Stock exchange fee
    • Passing-on of actual costs per stock exchange
    French/Italy financial transaction tax
    • Passing-on of actual costs per stock exchange (determination of affected securities by French/Italian tax authorities)
  • Brokerage fees

    Order size Brokerage fees
    Order size
    EUR 0 – 5,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 25
    Order size
    EUR 5,001 – 10,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 35
    Order size
    EUR 10,001 – 15,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 50
    Order size
    EUR 15,001 – 20,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 70
    Order size
    EUR 20,001 – 30,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 95
    Order size
    EUR 30,001 – 50,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 95
    Order size
    EUR 50,001 – 100,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 95
    Order size
    EUR 100,001 – 150,000
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 95
    Order size
    EUR 150,001
    Brokerage fees
    EUR 95

    Fees

    Swiss federal stamp duty
    • Swiss companies: 0.075%
    • Foreign companies: 0.15%
    Stock exchange fee
    • Passing-on of actual costs per stock exchange
  • Brokerage fees

    Order size Brokerage fees
    Order size
    GBP 0 – 5,000
    Brokerage fees
    GBP 35
    Order size
    GBP 5,001 – 10,000
    Brokerage fees
    GBP 40
    Order size
    GBP 10,001 – 15,000
    Brokerage fees
    GBP 50
    Order size
    GBP 15,001 – 20,000
    Brokerage fees
    GBP 70
    Order size
    GBP 20,001 – 30,000
    Brokerage fees
    GBP 95
    Order size
    GBP 30,001 – 50,000
    Brokerage fees
    GBP 130
    Order size
    GBP 50,001 – 100,000
    Brokerage fees
    GBP 180
    Order size
    GBP 100,001 – 150,000
    Brokerage fees
    GBP 270
    Order size
    GBP 150,001
    Brokerage fees
    GBP 350

    Fees

    Swiss federal stamp duty
    • Swiss companies: 0.075%
    • Foreign companies: 0.15%
    Stock exchange fee
    • Passing-on of actual costs per stock exchange
    UK stamp duty
    • Passing-on of actual costs per stock exchange (e.g. ISIN begins with GBxxxxx)
  • Brokerage fees

    Order size Brokerage fees
    Order size
    USD 0 – 5,000
    Brokerage fees
    USD 35
    Order size
    USD 5,001 – 10,000
    Brokerage fees
    USD 40
    Order size
    USD 10,001 – 15,000
    Brokerage fees
    USD 50
    Order size
    USD 15,001 – 20,000
    Brokerage fees
    USD 70
    Order size
    USD 20,001 – 30,000
    Brokerage fees
    USD 95
    Order size
    USD 30,001 – 50,000
    Brokerage fees
    USD 130
    Order size
    USD 50,001 – 100,000
    Brokerage fees
    USD 180
    Order size
    USD 100,001 – 150,000
    Brokerage fees
    USD 270
    Order size
    USD 150,001
    Brokerage fees
    USD 350

    Fees

    Swiss federal stamp duty
    • Swiss companies: 0.075%
    • Foreign companies: 0.15%
    Stock exchange fee
    • Passing-on of actual costs per stock exchange
  • Brokerage fees

    Order size Brokerage fees
    Order size
    CAD 0 – 5,000
    Brokerage fees
    CAD 35
    Order size
    CAD 5,001 – 10,000
    Brokerage fees
    CAD 40
    Order size
    CAD 10,001 – 15,000
    Brokerage fees
    CAD 50
    Order size
    CAD 15,001 – 20,000
    Brokerage fees
    CAD 70
    Order size
    CAD 20,001 – 30,000
    Brokerage fees
    CAD 95
    Order size
    CAD 30,001 – 50,000
    Brokerage fees
    CAD 130
    Order size
    CAD 50,001 – 100,000
    Brokerage fees
    CAD 180
    Order size
    CAD 100,001 – 150,000
    Brokerage fees
    CAD 270
    Order size
    CAD 150,001
    Brokerage fees
    CAD 350

    Fees

    Swiss federal stamp duty
    • Swiss companies: 0.075%
    • Foreign companies: 0.15%
    Stock exchange fee
    • Passing-on of actual costs per stock exchange
  • Recognition, derecognition

    All prices incl. 8% VAT

    Incoming delivery of physical securities
    CHF 216 per security
    Outgoing delivery of physical securities
    Upon request by the customer
    Transfer from the e-trading custody account to a custody account at another financial institution
    (custodian for securities in Switzerland)
    CHF 108 per security

    Tax statements and special expenses

    All prices incl. 8% VAT

    Change of custodian
    CHF 54 per order (free of charge if change of custodian not initiated by the customer)
    Tax statement
    CHF 97.20 per statement
    Declaration of EU interest in Switzerland (in accordance with the Swiss law on the EU savings directive LfisE; Form 150)
    CHF 108 per document
    EU withholding tax in Switzerland (in accordance with the Swiss law on the EU savings directive LfisE; Form 151)
    CHF 108 per document
    Tax reclamation Germany. Request for custodian certificates
    CHF 108 basic charge, plus CHF 21.60 per document
    Tax reclamation France. Costs via paying agent
    CHF 108 basic charge, plus CHF 21.60 per document
    IWTA: tax operation
    CHF 108 basic charge, plus CHF 21.60 per document
    Fee for special expenses
    CHF 100 per order
  • Purchase and redemption of funds that can be traded online

    Purchase
    1% issuing commission on purchase amount (max. CHF 1,000 or equivalent in a foreign currency)
    Redemption
    Free of charge
    Minimum purchase amount

    No minimum purchase amount;

    minimum fee CHF 20 or equivalent value in foreign currency

    Swiss federal stamp duty

    Swiss companies: 0.075%

    Foreign companies: 0.15%

    Partial execution

    No additional costs if the order is executed on the same day.

    Exercise of warrants and redemption/conversion of structured products at maturity

    The brokerage fees and duties at the respective stock exchange apply. The strike or closing fixed price is decisive for determining the brokerage fee and stamp duty (strike or closing fixed price).

    Other third-party costs incurred

    The effective costs and fees from third parties are passed on.

  • Interest rates for e-trading accounts

    Credit interest rate on CHF account
    No interest
    Credit interest rate on EUR account
    No interest
    Credit interest rate on USD account
    No interest
    Credit interest rate on AUD, CAD,
    DKK, GBP, JPY, NOK, SEK accounts
    No interest
    Debit interest rate on CHF account
    9.50%
    Debit interest rate on EUR account
    9.50%
    Debit interest rate on USD account
    5.00%
    Debit interest rate on AUD account
    9.00%
    Debit interest rate on CAD account
    7.00%
    Debit interest rate on DKK account
    7.25%
    Debit interest rate on GBP account
    7.00%
    Debit interest rate on JPY account
    5.00%
    Debit interest rate on NOK account
    7.25%
    Debit interest rate on SEK account
    7.50%
    Credit options
    None
    Redemption restrictions
    None



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