In this article, we analyse the weak convergence rate of a discretisation scheme for the Heston model. Under mild assumptions on the smoothness of the payoff, and on the Feller index of the volatility process, respectively, we establish a weak convergence rate of order one. Moreover, under almost minimal assumptions, we obtain weak convergence without a rate. These results are accompanied by several numerical examples. Our error analysis relies on a classical technique from Talay & Tubaro (1990), a recent regularity estimate for the Heston PDE (Feehan & Pop, 2013) and Malliavin calculus.

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