Calculation and Payment of Interests in Margin Trading

Users need to borrow funds from the platform to achieve the leverage effect of the principal in margin trading. Thus users need to pay interest on the borrowed part.

How to check interest rates

In normal mode, click the [Loan] button in the transaction interface to open the borrowing pop-up window. You can see the real-time hourly interest rate for the current crypto. The system will display a certain multiple of the loanable amount based on the amount of the available principal in the margin account.

Payment of interest

Simple interest is calculated according to the hourly interest rate. The interest calculation hour is calculated based on the actual borrowing time of the user. Every 60 minutes is counted as 1 hour (calculated from the time when the loan is successful, and less than 60 minutes is calculated as 1 hour), and the interest is calculated once when the loan is successful. Interest will be charged every 1 hour thereafter

When the user’s loan assets are returned, the loan order is used as the unit, and the principle (including currency financing and interest) is to be returned in the currency in which the loan is applied for.

For example: If the user borrows 0.1 BTC through a principal of 1000 USDT in the margin account, the hourly interest rate is 0.0033%.

When the user returns within one hour, he needs to return 0.1 * (1+0.0033%*1) = 0.1000033 BTC. At this time, if the BTC in the account is less than 0.1000033, the user needs to convert USDT into BTC or recharge BTC to repay successfully.

When the user returns in the 19th hour (not excess 20  hours), he needs to return 0.1 * (1+0.0033%*20) = 0.100066 BTC.

In the normal mode, the user needs to repay the coins manually, please return the loan and interest in time to avoid the loss of funds caused by forgetting.

In the auto mode, the user does not need to borrow/return the crypto manually, the system will automatically determine whether the user needs to borrow crypto according to the user’s available assets and the number of orders placed. When placing an order, it starts to calculate the interest at the same time; if the user cancels the order when the order is not filled or partially filled, the system will automatically repay the crypto to reduce the interest generated by the user’s loan funds.

Disclaimer: Trading crypto involves significant risk and can result in the loss of your invested capital. The materials are not related to the provision of advice regarding investment, tax, legal, financial, accounting, consulting, or any other related services and are not recommendations to buy, sell, or hold any asset. MEXC Learn solely provides information, but not financial advice. You should ensure that you fully understand the risk involved before investing.


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