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Becoming a client

No, there are no costs involved, you can open an account completely free of charge. Your first deposit (min. CHF 1) is used to verify your details and your account is fully active thereafter. At DEGIRO all our fees are found within the fee schedule.

A Custody Profile has different conditions and fees.  


A Custody profile means the securities are held separately and are unable to be loaned to third parties.  Derivative products cannot be traded under this account profile, and there are other fees associated with this account type.  

However you will still benefit from our low transaction costs and save money through trading with DEGIRO.


The differences per profile are shown in the following table:


Standard Profile

Custody Profile

Unprecedented low fees

Unprecedented low fees

Shares, Bonds, Trackers and Funds

Shares, Bonds, Trackers and Funds

Going “Short” is possible


Debit Money facility is available


Trading Turbos, Speeders and Sprinters


Free real time prices


Derivatives trading



For further information please see the document Profiles and the separate fee schedules for both Standard and Custody profiles.

Please download and complete the Portfolio Transfer form in the document centre and send it to us via e-mail: transfers@degiro.ch. You will receive a confirmation email when the document has been received indicating the next stage in the procedure. Is it not the policy of DEGIRO to reimburse any costs imposed by your bank.

Yes, this is possible. It is required to have a bank account at a bank from the European Union. You will use this bank account to deposit and withdraw money.

Via the registration form you can open a free account and become a client entirely online within ten minutes if you make your first payment transfer min. CHF 1 to your DEGIRO account via SOFORT. DEGIRO uses derived bank identification to confirm your identity, meaning there is no complicated paperwork to fill in.

It is also possible to open a joint account or a business account. For further information please search our help section or contact the Help desk.

Please go to the DEGIRO homepage and click ‘Login’ in the top right-hand corner of the page, then simply enter the username and password you chose during the registration process and click ‘Log in’.

The minimum deposit is CHF 1, which has to be done from the registered bank account. Once we receive the transfer we check whether the name is the same as the one used during the registration.

Absolutely. Simply complete the online registration form. Once your request has been received we will send you the required documentation and ask you to provide us with the following information:


  • The Business Acceptance Form, completed in full and signed;

  • A copy of the company’s articles of association;

  • A recent copy of the registration with the Chamber of Commerce, Companies House or equivalent institution;

  • A signed copy of a valid identity document for each of the directors named in the articles of association

  • If you would like to trade options and futures, you will also need to return a signed copy of the following acceptance forms:

    • Debit Money;

    • Debit Securities;

    • Derivatives.


These forms and further documentation can be found in the documents centre on our website or by contacting the Help desk.

Note: Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your deposit. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience.

Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your deposit. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience.