Fees

The cost of clearing with RepoClear

Clearing Member Fee

Effective from 1st January 2018

A minimum monthly charge (MAC) per RepoClear clearing member* of €8,500 is applied across all LCH Ltd and LCH SA Group activity in Bonds and Repo clearing, where the total registration fees chargeable to a member as below, are less than this minimum amount.

*Sponsored Members are subject to a separate minimum activity charge, as described below

Registration fees:

Repo registration fee:

A processing fee of €2.85 for Euro denominated trades (£2.35 for Sterling denominated and $3.50 for Dollar denominated trades).

Plus

An ad valorem component of the repo tariff as follows:
The first 1-90 days @ 0.00375%
The next 91+ days @ 0.00250%

See calculation example below.

Cash bond trade registration fee rate:

1.0 per million cash amount + Processing Fee of €1.25/£1.25/$1.25 (depending on currency of trade)

Example of Repo Registration Fee Calculation

 Based on a trade of €100m start cash amount for a one-year term (360 days)                
 

90 days @ 0.00375% (90/360) x (100,000,000x0.0000375) €937.50
+    
270 days @ 0.00250% (270/360) x (100,000,000x0.0000250) =€1875
+    
€2.85 processing fee   =€2.85
     
Total registration fee of €2,815.35 at an effective rate of 0.00282%
Settlement Related Charges

Settlement Related Charges relate to the passing back of the external costs that LCH incurs on behalf of RepoClear members in managing their respective settlement activity. These costs are invoiced retrospectively, on a monthly basis, based on activity.

Specific Collateral
Belgian securities:
DvP settlement €7.75 per net DvP settlement
Cash only settlement €7.75 per movement
FOP settlement €7.75 per settlement
Failed settlement €20 per intended settlement
UK Gilts:
DvP settlement £2.75 per net DvP settlement
Cash only settlement £2.75 per movement
FOP settlement £2.75 per settlement
Failed settlement £3.75 per intended settlement
All other securities
DvP settlement €2.00 per DvP settlement
Cash only settlement €2.00 per movement
FOP settlement €2.00 per settlement
Failed settlement  €20.00 per intended settlement
General Collateral
Term £GC
Opening instruction (TDO) £5.90 per TDO instruction
Ongoing settlement £5.90 per business day per settlement position
Closing instruction (TDR) £2 per TDR instruction
Cash only settlement £0.80 per cash instruction
Failed settlement £3.75 per intended instruction
Amendment (TDA) £1 per instruction
RepoClear Default Fund Remuneration

Member interest accrued on the RepoClear Default Fund: EONIA minus twenty basis points (in respect of EURO Contributions) and SONIA minus ten basis points (in respect of GBP Contributions).

Repo Dealer Codes (“RD Codes”)

A charge of €2,500 per additional RD Code per month is applied.

Sponsored Clearing Fees

Sponsored Members are subject to the same Registration fees and Settlement charges as outlined above for RepoClear Clearing Members. Agent Members will be charged a monthly Agent Fee of €5,000 per CCP* in which they are active, starting January 2018. For Sponsored Members, there will be a Minimum Activity Charge per Sponsored Member of €2,500**. Fees are charged at the Sponsored Member mnemonic level.

 *The Sponsored Clearing Product is not currently offered in LCH SA.

Minimum Activity Charge (MAC) Exceptions

For RepoClear Clearing Members joining after the 15th of each month, there will be no MAC applied to the first month of activity.
 
**For Sponsored Members, the Minimum Activity Charge per Sponsored Member of €2,500 will not apply until further notice.

Onboarding

A new Member on-boarding fee will be charged €15,000** as of 1st February 2018 to all new members. The new fee is a one-time fee charged at the time LCH Ltd receive the application file with a subsequent approval of ERCO.

**For Sponsored Members and Agent Members, the on-boarding fee will not apply.