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EGUS Fee Schedule

The EGUS pricing system consists of three components: 

  • A per-agreement fee for each agreement executed in EGUS.
  • A quarterly storage fee for maintaining all past executed agreements in the system.
  • A pdf rate schedule digitization assessment fee (Q2 2017). 

All institutions containing at least one broker party are required to have storage. The Per-Agreement Fee is assessed to the conformed executing broker; however, if there is no conformed executing broker, then the conformed clearing broker will pay the Per-Agreement Fee. Institutions containing only customer/trader parties have the option of maintaining storage of EGUS agreements. Customers/traders that choose not to store documents in EGUS will have execution only access at absolutely no cost, and will have seven days after execution to print or email agreements.


Per-Agreement Fee

Number of Agreements ExecutedFee per Agreement*
More than 2,000$20.00

*Pricing does not include any applicable state or use taxes


Pricing for Other Agreement Types

  • Uploaded Legacy Give-Up Agreements: Legacy uploaded agreements are charged the Per-Agreement Fee to the Institution that uploaded the agreement regardless of its role on the agreement. All institutions that wish to initiate agreements and/or upload Legacy agreements are required to have storage.
  • Give-Up Screening Agreement (GUSA): There is a $20.00 fee charged to both brokers that are party to the agreement.
  • Customer Limit  Screening Agreement (CLSA): There is a $20.00 fee charged to the broker that uploads this agreement.
  • Fast Path Amended Agreement: There is a $20.00 fee charged for any amendment.  Charges for amendments follow the same rules as the Per-Agreement Fee for executing Standard Give-Up agreements.

Storage Fee

Number of Agreements StoredFee per Quarter*
More than 60,000$9,000.00

*Pricing does not include any applicable state or use taxes


PDF Rate Schedule Digitization Assessment Fee Included in Q2 Invoice


In 2016, FIA Tech began communicating with all firms using the EGUS system regarding a mandatory Digitization project aimed at converting PDF rate schedules into an electronic rate format (eRate).  The purpose of digitization is to help firms create a centralized rate schedule repository in EGUS in order to improve and strengthen downstream brokerage settlement systems. Firms were encouraged to start the digitization process internally, but FIA Tech also partnered with eClerx to offer a cost effective and efficient way to assist with the conversion.


For those firms opting to digitize in-house, an original goal was set to have pdf rate schedule digitization completed by Q1 2017. After that, FIA Tech communicated that an assessment fee of $40 USD per executed standard give-up agreements with only a PDF rate schedule and no waiver would be assessed to the Executing Broker party on the agreement. The digitization completion date was subsequently extended to the end of Q2 2017 to give firms more time.


FIA Tech also identified exemptions to the assessment fees based on the following:

  • Executed, standard agreements with both PDF and electronic rate schedules
  • Agreements that have been awarded a Waiver by FIA Tech
  • Firms that have already made a best-effort to digitize their rate schedules, and 90% or more of their agreements have electronic rate schedules.  This percentage was set to allow for rate schedules that can’t yet be put into the eRate format.
  • Executing Brokers that have fewer than 20 executed, standard give-up agreements in EGUS


At the end of Q2 2017, FIA Tech implemented the PDF Rate Schedule Digitization Assessment to all Executing Broker parties who have not already digitized their rates and who are not working with eClerx.  This assessment will be used towards the digitization process provided by eClerx on behalf of all parties on an agreement without eRates.   


Please review our FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions about the digitization process and the assessment.  Firms can also email FIA Tech with further questions at:





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