Our methodology ensures we deliver a cost effective service while investing in the long-term resilience of the service for our settlement members and providing an appropriate return on equity to our shareholders.
How we charge for CLSSettlement
Before the start of each year we set out our pricing tariff table which is based on the value settled and volume of instructions submitted. Value-based charges are determined each month, based on:
Volume-based charges are based only on the number of instructions submitted to CLSSettlement for the individual settlement member.
Value based charges
Each month we calculate the absolute unit price for each USD million of value settled for all settlement members. This unit price decreases as the average daily value of trades settled in each month increase. This unit price is then charged to all settlement members based on their total value settled in that month.
Volume based charges
For each settlement member, we tier charges based on incremental bands of instruction volumes submitted by that settlement member in the month. This starts at GBP0.25 and can reduce to GBP0.05 per instruction for the highest submitted volumes.
The same charging structure applies to all settlement members for their given level of volume. All members are subject to GBP0.25 on the first tier, with lower unit charges for higher levels of incremental volume.
The overall blended charge for all instructions will vary for each settlement member, depending on their overall number of instructions submitted each month.
Settlement members pay an account opening fee on joining and thereafter annual account maintenance and liquidity usage fees. In addition, settlement members may incur charges for late payment and fees for
participation in our in/out swap service.