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Depository

LME fees are set annually by the Exchange and agreed by its Board. All fees are standard across membership category or service and apply only to LME members and users of LME systems. Fees charged by LME members to clients are subject to normal commercial negotiation.

These fees are effective until 31 December 2014. LME has announced a new fee schedule that comes into effect on 1 January 2015.

LMEsword depository charges for member firms

The settlement of LME contracts is facilitated through the exchange of warrants using LMEsword. The following fees and charges apply to transactions on LMEsword by member firms.

 Price (USD) 
Lodgement of an LMEsword warrant Free
Withdrawal of an LMEsword warrant $3.00
Safekeeping LMEsword warrants per warrant in depository per calendar day $0.01

LMEsword fees are invoiced monthly.

A complete listing of fees and levies is available. Fees and levies may be subject to VAT and other applicable taxes. For more information please contact us to discuss your enquiry.