Admission to trading

Admission to trading Admission requirements and the admission process for trading on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt

Deutsche Börse Cash Market offers participants in trading on Xetra® and Börse Frankfurt the entire range of products and services related to exchange trading.

In order to participate in trading credit institutes, financial services providers and financial companies must already be admitted to the Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB®, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange). The latter’s rules and regulations form the legal basis for such participation.

Every participant in trading can register an unlimited number of traders. In order to conduct exchange trading on behalf of a trading participant, traders must be considered reliable and have the required professional skills (relevant expertise and practical experience). Application for authorisation as a trader is made by submitting the relevant forms, for which trading participants can use the Electronic eXchange Admission Service (eXAS).

Are you interested in being admitted to Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB®) as a participant in exchange trading?

Our staff in the Member Services and Admission Team will be delighted to help you with any questions you may have relating to the timescale involved in the admissions process, the forms required and with general information about getting connected to the trading technology. Please send an email to


Market Status




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Xetra newsboard

The market status window is an indication regarding the current technical availability of the trading system. It indicates whether news board messages regarding current technical issues of the trading system have been published or will be published shortly.

Please find further information about incident handling in the Emergency Playbook published on the Xetra webpage under Technology --> T7 trading architecture --> Emergency procedures. Detailed information about incident communication, market re-opening procedures and best practices for order and trade reconciliation can be found in the chapters 4.2, 4.3 and 4.5, respectively. Concrete information for the respective incident will be published during the incident via newsboard message

We strongly recommend not to take any decisions based on the indications in the market status window but to always check the production news board for comprehensive information on an incident.

Emergency procedures

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