FX Forward Contract

You can hedge your future FX exposure by entering into a FX forward contract.

What is a FX Forward Contract?

FX Forward is a binding contract between the Bank and the Customer in exchange a specified amount of two currencies at a predetermined rate for settlement on a specified future date.

How does FX Forward work?

To establish a FX Forward Contract, you need to select the Sell Currency, Buy Currency, contract tenor, contract amount, and agree the forward rate with the Bank. Your deposit in Sell Currency, whether is frozen in your settlement account or held as a time deposit with the Bank, will be used for settlement purpose until maturity of the FX Forward.

On Maturity Date, the Bank will exercise the FX Forward to convert your deposit into the Buy Currency at the agreed forward rate.

Return & Risk Comparison of FX Forward

Table 1 - Illustrative Example
Sell Currency USD
Buy Currencey AUD
Trade Date 11 Jun, 20xx
Maturity Date 11 Sep, 20xx
Tenor 3 months
Trade Date Spot Rate AUD/USD 1.0205
Forward Rate AUD/USD 1.0122
Customer Sell Amount USD 1,012,200
Customer Buy Amount
(Contract Amount)
AUD 1,000,000

Table 2 - Return Analysis
Scenarios Maturity Spot Rate Forward Rate Maturity Amount
(USD Equivalent^)
Gain / (Loss)
Absolute Return Rate #
Scenario 1- Gain scenario
AUD strengthens against USD or remains unchanged
1.0250 1.0122 USD1,025,000 USD12,800 Gain
Scenario 2- Breakeven
AUD weakens against USD
1.0122 1.0122 USD1,012,200 USD 0 Breakeven
Scenario 3 - Worst case scenario
AUD becomes valueless
–– 1.0122 USD 0 (USD1,012,200) Total Loss

Return Analysis Diagram

The above diagram is for reference only and the scale of the diagram is not in proportion.  The actual performance of the product may differ from the examples shown.


^ USD equivalent = Buy Amount (Contract Amount) x Maturity Spot Rate
# Absolute Return Rate = Net Gain/ Loss / Customer Sell Amount x 100%
= USD 12,800/ USD1,012,200 x 100%
= 1.264%

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Important Notice:

This is an investment product involving financial derivatives. The investment decision is yours but you should not invest in FX Forward unless the intermediary who sells it to you has explained to you that the product is suitable for you having regard to your financial situation, investment experience and investment objectives.

Risk Disclosure Statement:

  • This is an investment product which is not principal-protected.
  • The above information is for reference only and does not constitute and should not be regarded as any recommendation, offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any investment products. Investment involves risks and the price of investment products may fluctuate or even become worthless. Past record is not an indicator of future performance. Losses may be incurred rather than making a profit as a result of investment. You should carefully and independently consider whether the investment products are suitable for you in light of your investment experience, objectives, financial position and risk profile. Independent professional advice should be obtained if necessary. Please read the relevant terms and conditions together with the risk disclosure statements before making any investment decisions.


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