Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives

Currency Futures and Options are standardized foreign exchange contracts which are transacted on a stock exchange. IDFC FIRST Bank is a trading and clearing member with both BSE and NSE. We are pleased to offer our Exchange Traded Currency Derivative product, for which you don’t need to open a DEMAT Account, all you need to do is Open a Savings/Current Account with us.

Regulatory Details:
Name of Stock Broker /Trading Member/Clearing Member – IDFC FIRST Bank Limited
SEBI Registration No.: INZ000036640 dated 28th March 2016
BSE Membership No.: 4069 dated 28th March 2016
NSE Membership No.: 90089 dated 10th August 2016

Transaction Platforms

  1. Online – Web / Mobile App / Trader Work Station
  2. Offline – Call & Trade Desk



Minimum Transaction Quantity – 1 Lot (1 Lot = $1000 for all currencies except JPY 1 Lot = 100,000)

Contract Maturity

  1. Futures – Monthly Contracts upto 12 months (Monthly expiry is 2 working days prior to last working day)
  2. Options – 4 Weekly expiry contracts, 3 Monthly expiry contracts and 3 Quarterly Expiring Contracts
  3. Option Style – European Call and Put Options


Mode of Settlement – Daily MTM settlement

Exposure – Single limit of USD 100 million equivalent across all currency pairs involving INR, put together, and combined across all exchanges [Refer RBI/2017-18/134 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 18 dated February 26, 2018]

Subscribe to this platform and enjoy:

  1. Minimum TAT to begin trading
  2. Best in Market brokerages
  3. Zero cost to begin trading
  4. Simple KYC procedure
  5. 100% transparent pricing
  6. Best-in-market Savings/FD Rates on initial margin
  7. No requirement of underlying exposure for Individuals/Corporates upto USD 100 mio equivalent


Additional Benefits:

  1. Dedicated desk to execute trades for Currency derivatives
  2. Online Reports on Web and Mobile
  3. Instant and no charge limit set-up and withdrawal with Zero penalty on FD pre-closure
  4. List of securities acceptable as Collateral – Cash Lien (from Savings/Current), Fixed Deposits, Mutual Funds, Bank Guarantees.
  5. Access to daily morning currency report via SMS
  6. Flexible Brokerages schemes for market participants (Traders/Hedgers/Arbitrageurs)
  7. Available infrastructure for execution of Derivative Strategies as per client request viz. Call Spreads, Seagull, Straddles, Strangles, Butterfly etc.)


Downloads from Form Centre (Click Here )


  1. Currency Derivatives Account Opening Form – Individual
  2. Currency Derivatives Account Opening Form – Non Individuals
  3. Form – I(A) Request for Placement of Cash Lien
  4. Form – I(B) Request for Release of Cash Lien
  5. Form – II(A) Request for Placement of FD Lien
  6. Form – II(B) Request for Release of FD Lien
  7. Form – III Client Change Request
  8. Form – IV Request for Re-Activation
  9. Form – V (A) Request for Placement of Securities
  10. Form – V (B) Request for withdrawal of Securities
  11. Registration Documents Vernacular Language
    1. NSE – Click Here
    2. BSE – Click Here



Inactive Account Policy – Click Here

Contact Information
For product & account opening related queries, you can reach us at:
ETCD Desk – (+91 22) 7132 5682/3
e-mail –
Back Office Tel no: (+91 22) 7132 5859/5851
Compliance Officer – Mr. Rahul Srivastava (+91 22) 71326455 & e-mail –

Corporate Office Address:
Naman Chambers, C-32, G-Block
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (E), Mumbai – 400 051

Registered Office Address:
KRM Tower, 7th Floor,
No. 1, Harrington Road, Chetpet,
Chennai - 600031

Grievance Handling
For any grievance/dispute, please contact IDFC FIRST Bank Limited at
If you are not satisfied with the response, please contact the exchange(s) concerned at:
e-mail:, Tele:022-22721234/33
BSE Investor Service Centre, 1st Floor, Cama Building, Dalal Street, Fort, Mumbai – 400 001
NSE Tele:022-25045258-60
NSE Investor Service Cell, 6th Floor, Kohinoor City, Tower -1, Commercial - II, Kirol Road, Off. L.B.S. Marg, Kurla (W), Mumbai - 400 070

Filing complaints on SCORES - Easy & quick

  1. Register on SCORES portal
  2. Mandatory details for filing complaints on SCORES:
    1. Name, PAN, Address, Mobile Number, Email ID
  3. Benefits
    1. Effective communication
    2. Speedy redressal of the grievances

    For FAQs please Click Here

Disclaimer: Investment in Securities Market are subject to market risk, read all related documents carefully before investing.

“Attention Investor: Prevent unauthorized transactions in your account. Update your mobile numbers/email IDs with us to receive information of your transactions directly from Stock Exchange on your mobile/email at the end of the day”


Contact us



KRM Tower, 7th Floor, No. 1,
Harrington Road, Chetpet,
Chennai - 600031, Tamil Nadu,

Corporate office:


Naman Chambers,
C-32, G-Block,
Bandra-Kurla Complex,
Bandra East, Mumbai - 400051,

IDFC FIRST Bank Customers

Toll Free No - 1800 419 4332
Email -

Capital First Customers

Toll Free No - 1860 500 9900
Email - Customer.Care@Capitalfirst.Com


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