For the purpose of securing obligations of participants participants must provide the Operator with collateral. Collateral shall be provided in these cases:
- Before placement of trading orders (Trading Orders Collateral);
- After conclusion of contracts (Contracts Collateral).
Form of collateral
Collateral can be posted as:
- cash transferred to the Operator’s bank account, or
- an on-demand guarantee. On-demand guarantee must be valid for the entire contract’s period and two months afterwards. On-demand guarantee must be issued by a bank registered in Lithuania, which itself or the bank group to which the bank belongs has at least BBB- long-term credit rating granted by Fitch Ratings (or an equivalent rating).
Trading Orders Collateral Amount
Before placing trading orders, participant must provide collateral of following amounts:
1) 15% of total orders value – for weekly contracts;
2) 5% of total orders value – for other contracts (monthly, quarterly etc.).
Contracts Collateral Amount
After conclusion of contracts with delivery period longer than week, participants of categories B, C and D must within 5 business days present the Operator with Contracts Collateral of such amount that total collateral (including Trading Orders Collateral) for that specific contract would be at least 10% of total contracts value.
Bank account for provision of Collateral
Collateral can be posted as cash to the following bank account:
Bank Nordea Bank Finland Plc Lithuanian Branch
Bank code 21400
Account No. LT30 2140 0300 0349 5472
Payment details Collateral
Repayment of Collateral
Participants at any time may request the Operator to return any amount of unused Collateral. The request may be submitted via electronic trading system.