Business Streams

SwapClear® Fees

SwapClear Self-Clearing Fees from 20 March 2014

A single tariff is applied to a Member in relation to all contracts cleared by that Member and any Member of or Affiliated Firm of its Member Group, either for their own account or on behalf of a SwapClear Dealer or an Affiliate, within a calendar year. A new Member should notify LCH.Clearnet of its preferred tariff when joining the SwapClear service.

Tariff B: Introductory Tariff

  1. The Introductory Tariff (“B”) is applied to a Member Group that is not subject to the Standard Tariff or Ultimate Tariff.
  2. Under the Introductory Tariff a Member Group is charged £500,000 in equal monthly installments of £41,667, plus £75 per contract booking fee and a £6 per existing contract maintenance fee per month.
  3. Where a Member Group’s total fees incurred by that Member Group reach £1,500,000 in any calendar year then no further fees are payable for the remainder of that year unless more than 20,000 contracts are cleared in which case Tariff A2 will apply.
  4. A Tariff B Member Group that does not reach the Tariff B fee cap of £1,500,000 within the calendar year will begin the following year on Tariff B.
  5. A Tariff B Member Group which reaches the £1,500,000 fee cap within the calendar year will automatically begin the following year on Tariff A2 or Tariff A1 depending on the cleared volume.
  6. A Tariff B Member Group can at any time elect to move to a alternative tariff to commence the following year.

New SwapClear Clearing Members joining in 2014 under Tariff B will qualify for a full discount on booking fees for the first 1000 backloaded trades registering before December 31st 2014.

Tariff A2: Standard Tariff

  1. The Standard Tariff (“A2”) of £1,500,000 per year is designed for a Member Group which is expected to clear less than 30,000 contracts per year.
  2. No booking fee or maintenance fee is applied to the first 20,000 contracts cleared in a calendar year for a Member Group under Tariff A2.
  3. Cleared contracts in excess of 20,000 in one calendar year incur a booking fee of £75 per contract but no maintenance fee.
  4. Fees are collected in equal installments of £125,000 plus any booking fees (where applicable) monthly in arrears and an invoice is posted to the relevant Member’s account.
  5. Member Groups using the Standard Tariff will have a fee cap of £2,250,000 in any calendar year, equating to 30,000 cleared contracts annually. Where the fees payable in relation to a Member Group reach £2,250,000 in any calendar year then no further fees are payable that year and the Member Group will automatically be invoiced at Tariff A1 for the following year.
  6. A Standard Tariff Member Group can at any time elect to move to the Ultimate Tariff to commence the following year.

Tariff A1: Ultimate Tariff

  1. The Ultimate Tariff (“A1”) of £2,250,000 per year is designed for a Member Group that is expected to clear 30,000 contracts per year or more.
  2. Member Groups are charged a flat monthly fee of £187,500 payable in arrears. No booking or maintenance fees are payable. An invoice is posted to the relevant Member’s account.

In addition there is a one-off on boarding fee of £50,000 for each new SwapClear Clearing Member, FCM Clearing Member or SwapClear Dealer or Affiliate which is a member of, or an Affiliated Firm of, a Member Group.

A "Member Group" means a SwapClear Clearing Member or an FCM Clearing Member, its direct and indirect subsidiaries and its direct and indirect holding companies and every direct and indirect subsidiary of each such holding company, from time to time. For the purposes of this definition: (i) ‘subsidiary’ means a company in which an entity holds more than 50% of the voting rights; and (ii) ‘holding company’ means a company that holds more than 50% of the voting rights in another entity.

An “Affiliated Firm” in relation to a Member Group means a firm that satisfies both of the following tests:

  1. a SwapClear Clearing Member or a FCM Clearing Member (or any other member of its Member Group) holds 50% or more of the voting rights in the firm; and

  2. one or more SwapClear Clearing Members or FCM Clearing Members (or any other member of their Member Group) together hold more than 50% of the voting rights in the firm.

“Voting rights” means the rights conferred on shareholders in respect of their shares or, in the case of a company not having a share capital, on members, to vote at general meetings of the company on all, or substantially all, matters.”

Changes in a entity’s corporate ownership may lead to changes in the tariff that applies to it.

Terms used herein are as defined in the rulebook of LCH.Clearnet.

All clearing fees are payable in GBP.

For the SwapClear Compression fee schedule click here

Client Clearing Fees

Clearing fees under the SwapClear Client Clearing service are charged to the clearing member under a choice of two pricing plans.

Standard Pricing Plan

The Standard Pricing Plan has an up-front booking fee and an ongoing maintenance fee.

Booking fee:

Maintenance fee:

Transaction MaturityStandard Plan
0 - 1year0.9
1 year+ to 3 year2.25
3 year+ to 5 year4.05
5 year+ to 7 year5.4
7 year+ to 10 year7.2
10 year+ to 12 year8.1
12 year+ to 15 year9
15 year+ to 20 year13.5
20 year+ to 25 year16.2
25 year + to 50 year18


High Turnover Plan

The High Turnover Plan has an up-front booking fee and an on-going “risk consumption” maintenance fee.

Booking fee:

Maintenance fee:

Example: an average IM of $50 million equals an annual risk consumption fee of $50,000.

EMIR Account Structures
For more information on account structure fees under EMIR please click here.

SwapClear charges all fees to clearing members; members individually make pricing arrangements with clients and confidentially notify SwapClear of the pricing plan for each client. Clients can switch pricing plans quarterly, and must give SwapClear, LCH.Clearnet reasonable advance notice to make the operational changes necessary to effectuate such a change ,i.e. not less than fifteen (15) days prior to a calendar quarter that the firm elects to receive the alternative fee schedule. The SwapClear Global Service and the SwapClear US-Domiciled Service are services of LCH.Clearnet Limited and LCH.Clearnet LLC respectively.

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Contacts

Sales and Customer Service

Phil Atkinson
Head of Member Sales and Relationship Management
+44 (0)20 7426 6389
phil.atkinson@lchclearnet.com