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Fees & free trades

  • Enjoy transparent pricing here at Syfe. Here is a breakdown of Syfe's fees, regulatory fees, and market exchange fees where applicable:

    Type US Market SG Market
    Syfe commission fee

    First 3 months promotion

    Unlimited free trades per month

    After 3 months: 

    2 free trades per month 

    US$1.49 per trade thereafter

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    0.06% of traded value

    (minimum S$1.98)


    Please note that monthly free trades are not applicable for SG market trades.

    SEC fee

    US$0.000008* traded value
    (minimum US$0.01)

    Only applicable to sell trades.

    Not applicable

    Trading activity fee (TAF)

    US$0.000119 / share (minimum US$0.01, maximum US$5.95)

    Only applicable to sell trades.

    Not applicable
    ADR fees

    US$0.01 - 0.05 / Share

    Not applicable
    Corporate action fees relating to ADR Varies Not applicable
    Trading fee Not applicable 0.0075% of traded value
    Clearing fee Not applicable 0.0325% of traded value
    Custody fee Not applicable Waived 

    Commission fees for the US market (outside of the free trade allowance) and all fees applicable to the SG market are subject to prevailing GST.

    You may find out more about each fee applicable to your Syfe Trade orders below:

    Syfe's all-inclusive commission fee: Commission fees are charged by Syfe at the time we receive your order. Syfe doesn't charge any custody, platform, or deposit/ withdrawal fees. Commission fees are subject to prevailing GST, where applicable.

    For Syfe Trade, the commission fees will be reflected under Order History and you may click on the order for which you want to view the fee details. You can also view the commission fees in the daily Trade Confirmation and Monthly Statements. These can be accessed from your Syfe app and are also sent via email.

    FX fees: In order to execute the order you may need to convert the SGD in your Trade account to USD, therefore a foreign exchange fee may apply. You may view the indicative exchange rate in the app. You will see the exchange rate under your transaction history in the app once the conversion is done.

    Regulatory fees: These are fees imposed on US stock trading by regulators, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) which are levied on brokerage firms for engaging in stock trading.

    The SEC levies a USD 8 fee for every USD 1,000,000 of principal sold, rounded to the nearest cent.

    FINRA charges brokerage firms a small fee on sell orders, which is passed through to the SEC to support the costs of regulation and supervision. For stocks and ETFs, all sales are charged at a rate of USD 0.000119 per share with a minimum charge of USD 0.01 and a maximum charge of USD 5.95. This is also known as the TAF, or Trading Activity Fee.

    SEC & FINRA fees only occur on the sale of a security and are equal to:

    • SEC Fee = US$0.000008* traded value (minimum US$0.01)
    • TAF = USD 0.000119 per share for each sale of covered equity security (minimum US$0.01, maximum of US$ 5.95)

    Fees are rounded up to the nearest one cent.

    For example, If you sell 1 share of Apple for USD 150, the fee would be:

    SEC fee: USD 150 * USD 8 / USD 1,000,000 = USD 0.0012 rounded up to minimum fee of USD 0.01

    TAF fee: USD 0.000119 * 1 share = USD 0.000119 rounded up to minimum fee of USD 0.01

    The total would be USD 0.02.

    Please note that the SEC and FINRA Trading Activity Fee (TAF) are regulatory fees charged only on sell trades on US-listed securities. These fees are computed based on the daily consolidated sell trades and automatically debited from your buying power at the end of the trading day.

    Regulatory fees charged to your sell trades will be reflected in your monthly statement. 

    ADR fees: ADR (American Depository Receipts) represents publicly tradable shares of non-U.S. companies. According to the SEC, an ADR depository bank may be authorised under the deposit agreement to charge a depository service fee for the work it performs on the ADR. The SEC approved the DTC (Depository Trust Company) to collect ADR fees from ADR holders non-periodically on behalf of the ADR depository banks.

    The amount of ADR fees and the dates  on when these charges will be incurred for each ADR may differ. ADR fees are disclosed on the website of each ADR’s custodian banks or the official website of the SEC. Most but not all ADRs in the market are managed by four custodian banks, namely Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Citibank and Bank of New York Mellon. Investors can log on to the websites of the above four banks and enter the stock code for ADR fees’ inquires. Investors can also visit the EDGAR company search tool to view the specific ADR fees’ descriptions.

    These ADR fees are directly charged to the client accounts depending on the frequency determined by the depository agent banks. You will be able to view the ADR fees charge in the monthly statements.

    Corporate Action fees relating to ADR: ADRs are maintained by depositary agents and when a corporate action takes place, these depositary agents will charge a fee. Executing partners will then pass on these fees to the clients that hold on to the ADR. The amount of fees charge depends on the corporate action event and it is determined by the depositary agents.

    SGX trading and clearing fees: The Singapore Exchange (SGX) charges trading access and clearing fees for trades executed on the SGX. SGX trading access fees are 0.0075% of the traded value and SGX clearing fees are 0.0325% of the traded value. These fees only apply to trades on SG-listed securities.

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  • Syfe is a GST-registered entity. 

    Effective 1 May 2022, Goods & Services Tax (GST) will be applied to commission fees for the US market (outside of the free trade allowance) and all fees applicable to the SG market at the prevailing rate. This is in accordance with Singapore GST regulations. 

    All customers will continue to enjoy free monthly trades and GST only applies to commissions outside of the free trade allowance. Syfe Trade does not charge any platform fees. 



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  • Syfe Trade offers free monthly trades for US-listed stocks and ETFs.

    All new clients enjoy an introductory offer of unlimited free monthly trades for the first 3 calendar months, and fees of just USD 1.49 per trade for their 3rd trade starting from their 4th month onwards.

    E.g. Jane creates and funds her Syfe Trade account on 25 January 2023. She will receive the following free trades:

    • 25 January - 30 April: Unlimited free trades

    After the introductory offer, clients will enjoy 2 free trades each month, and fees of USD 1.49 per trade for their 3rd trade onwards.

    E.g. Jane will enjoy the following pricing after her introductory offer ends. 

    • 01 May onwards: 2 free monthly trades, USD 1.49 / trade after

    Fees are charged at the time we receive your order. For a breakdown of other applicable charges, click here.

    *New clients refer to clients who complete KYC and account creation, and are fully onboarded from 25 January 2023 onwards. Clients who complete KYC before 25 October 2022 but haven't funded their account will also enjoy 3 months of free trades from 25 January 2023 to 30 April 2023.


    When will my free trade entitlement be reset?

    Free trades are reset at the beginning of each month. Unused free trades for a particular month will not be carried over to the next month.

    For instance, if you create your Syfe Trade account on 25 January 2023, you will have unlimited free trades till the end of April. On 01 May 2023, your free trade entitlement will be reset and you will get 2 free trades for the month of May.

    You may check the remaining number of free trades you have for the month via the Syfe Trade app under Accounts > Pricing.

    Is there a limit to the number of shares I can buy or sell using the free trade allowance?

    Not at all! You may use your monthly free trade allowance as you prefer.

    For example, you may use your free trade to buy half a share, one share, or 1,000 shares - it's entirely up to you.

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