January 7, 2019

Announcing Change in Margin Parameters


To follow ESMA’s guidance on leveraged retail trading, we are implementing 2x leverage cap for Retail Clients trading cryptocurrency Futures on Crypto Facilities. The changes will be applied in three steps as follows:

  • 15x maximum leverage from 7th January 2019
  • 5x maximum leverage from 28th January 2019
  • 2x maximum leverage from 11th February 2019

New maturities listed tomorrow (28th December 2018) will commence trading with 2x maximum leverage for Retail Clients.

View full contract specifications for Retail clients - https://www.cryptofacilities.com/resources/hc/en-us/articles/360005154753-Margin-Schedule

To avoid undesired liquidations, please ensure that by the time the leverage changes are implemented, your open positions do not exceed the maximum leverage listed in the above schedule.

If you are currently classified as a Retail investor and you think this classification is no longer valid please submit a support ticket at https://support.kraken.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360000286871

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Crypto Facilities is a group of companies which is in turn a member of the Payward, Inc. group of companies. Payward, Inc. is the owner and operator of the Kraken Exchange, a venue that facilitates the trading of cryptocurrencies.

Crypto Facilities Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 757895) and registered in England with registered number 9172128 and registered office at 6th Floor, One London Wall, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 5EB.