Exness standard accounts overview

Exness standard accounts overview

Exness is a global Forex and CFD (Contracts for Difference) broker founded in 2008. The broker is regulated in various jurisdictions, including the British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Cyprus, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, and the UK. Traders can start opening live accounts with this broker from 10 USD on Standard accounts. The broker offers various account types in order to meet the needs of different traders. The available account types are:

  • Standard
  • Standard Cent
  • Raw Spread
  • Zero
  • Pro

It should be mentioned that the minimum initial deposit required to open the Pro account is 200 USD, and there’s a large number of account currencies to choose from. In addition to the live trading accounts, demo, and Islamic (swap-free) accounts are also available. 


Exness Standard accounts

There are no commissions on the Standard accounts. Instead, trading fees are included in spreads. Spread markups on EUR/USD start from 0.3 pips. This simply means that the 0.3 difference is a trading fee. In a live trading environment, traders will experience wider spreads, especially during periods of low liquidity. The most liquid trading hours are during London and New York sessions. Standard accounts are not for active traders that place multiple intraday orders, such traders are called high-frequency traders, scalpers, news traders, algorithmic traders, etc. For active traders, the Raw Spread, Zero, and Pro accounts are more suitable. Because there are no commissions, these account types are ideal for beginner traders and swing traders. For traders who place orders less frequently, saving on commissions is more important than saving on spreads, making the Standard account a good option.

 StandardStandard Cent
Minimum depositDepends on the payment systemDepends on the payment system
SpreadFrom 0.3 pipsFrom 0.3 pips
CommissionNo commissionNo commission
Maximum leverage1:Unlimited1:Unlimited
InstrumentsForex, metals, cryptocurrencies, energies, stocks, indicesForex, metals
Minimum lot size0.010.01
Maximum lot size200 (7:00 - 20:59 GMT+0), 20 (21:00 - 6:59 GMT+0)200
Maximum number of positionsUnlimited1000
Hedged margin0%0%
Margin call60%60%
Stop out0% (see details about stocks)0%
Order executionMarketMarket
Swap-free (Islamic)AvailableAvailable

It should be mentioned that the Standard account supports MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5) while on the Standard Cent account, only MetaTrader 4 is available. MT5 is a multi-asset platform, while MT4 is mainly used for trading currencies. Consequently, you will not be offered cryptocurrencies, energies, stocks, and indices on the Standard Cent account. 

A swap-free version of the Standard account is also available. Swap-free accounts are often referred to as Islamic accounts and they are designed to meet the needs of Muslim traders who wish to trade in the CFD markets without violating their religious beliefs. According to the Quran, charging and receiving interest is prohibited, and therefore brokers offer accounts that charge increased spreads or administrative fees instead of interest for keeping positions open overnight. 

Both Standard and Standard Cent accounts offer unlimited leverage. Leverage is a powerful tool in CFD trading. It allows traders to open larger positions than their account balance would allow for. However, leverage can also be super dangerous if not used properly. Here are some of the problems associated with trading with high leverage:

  • Increased potential losses: Leverage can amplify both gains and losses. While it can increase profits when trades are successful, it can also magnify losses when trades are going against your prediction. This means that traders can lose more money than what’s in their account balance. 
  • Increased risks: The higher the leverage, the greater the risks of losing capital. Traders need to be aware of the risks associated with leverage. Most beginner traders lose money because they open oversized positions and get stopped out automatically. 
  • Emotional trading: High leverage can lead to emotional trading, where traders are making impulsive decisions. 

In order to minimize the risks, it’s important to limit your leverage. While Exness offers unlimited leverage, during the account opening you are free to pick the appropriate leverage for you. In Europe, where regulations on CFD trading are strict, retail traders can only open accounts with up to 30:1 leverage. For professionals, the maximum available leverage is 200:1. 

Funding your Standard account

The broker offers multiple funding options to its clients. It’s important to mention that there are different minimum deposit requirements for each method. In addition, transaction speeds are also different. These factors need to be considered when funding your Standard account. You can view the table below for more details.

Funding methodMinimum deposit amountTime of transactionMinimum withdrawal amountTime of transaction
Bitcoin$10within 24 hours$10within 24 hours
Bank Card$10within 30 minutes$10within 24 hours
Skrill$10within 30 minutes$10within 24 hours
Neteller$10within 30 minutes$4within 24 hours
Perfect Money$10within 30 minutes$2within 24 hours
USD Coin (USDC ERC20)$10within 24 hours$100within 24 hours
USD Coin (USDC TRC20)$10within 24 hours$10within 24 hours
Tether (USDT ERC20)$10within 24 hours$100within 24 hours
Tether (USDT TRC20)$10within 24 hours$10within 24 hours

Withdrawal requests are processed instantly from the broker’s end. However, intermediary banks may take from 7 to 10 business days to finalize the transaction. 


Overall, the Standard accounts offered by Exness give great trading conditions to novice and swing traders alike. Trading fees are low as spreads start from as little as 0.3 pips. Traders need to be aware that MetaTrader 4 can give them access to trading currency pairs and precious metals, while for trading assets such as metals, cryptocurrencies, energies, stocks, and indices, they need to install MetaTrader 5. In addition, it’s important to pick the leverage amount carefully as it is a double-edged sword and can amplify profits as well as losses.