Professional Trading

Experienced traders who meet the criteria
can qualify as professional clients

Check your eligibility and details on waived
client protections

All trading involves risk. It is possible to lose all your capital.

The new industry-wide regulations which come into effect on the 1st of August 2018
from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) are changing
the trading environment for Retail Clients.

Professional Clients, however, are exempt from these changes.

    Check your eligibility to become a Professional Client

    To qualify as a Professional Client, you need to meet at least two of the following three criteria:

    Trading volume

    An average of 10 significantly sized transactions per quarter over the last four quarters.


    A financial instrument portfolio, including cash deposits, exceeding €500,000 or currency equivalent.

    Work Experience

    Worked in the financial sector in a professional position, requiring knowledge of the transactions or services envisaged, for 1+ year(s).

    Professional Clients benefit from the below advantages

    FSCS Protection

    Eligible clients are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

    Excess of FSCS Insurance cover protection up to £1,000,000 per client

    Flexible Leverage

    Up to 1:500 for professional clients

    Negative Balance Protection

    Protection against market volatility ensuring that your losses do not exceed your total investment in the event of a failed margin call or stop out.

    Financial Ombudsman Service

    Retain the rights to complain to the Financial Ombudsman Service when trading in a personal capacity

Professional Trading

All trading involves risk. It is possible to lose all your capital