Professional clients gain exemption from leverage limits, benefit from superior account features, greater flexibility and may be eligible for cash rebates on selected markets.
For professionals only. Losses can exceed deposits. Negative balance protection is not available for professional accounts.1
Am I eligible to be an IG professional client?
If you answer ‘yes’ to the following, you could be eligible to be classified as a professional trader.
- Do you have a financial instrument portfolio,including cash deposits, of at least $1million net of any liabilities?
- Has your trading averaged 40 significantly sized leverage transactions with a minimum notional value of $50,000 each over the last year? or Have you worked in a relevant professional position of a DIFC firm that is regulated by the DFSA or any other firm abroad that is regulated by a financial services regulator in the last 2 years?
Professional account features
Professional traders also gain access to a range of choices not available to retail clients.
If you trade in high volumes, you may be eligible to receive a rebate on your spread each month.
Invitations to premium hospitality and events, allowing you to socialize with like-minded traders in luxurious surroundings.
A personal account manager, on hand to offer one-to-one support.
Your margin could decrease by up to 50% and you can fund your account using a Credit card, Debit card or through a bank transfer
What should you be aware of?
You will forgo some protections afforded to retail clients.
Professional traders get higher leverage.
We expect pro traders to have a certain level of knowledge and understanding.
We won't necessarily use simple language in our communications to pro clients.
The benefits of trading with IG
Founded in 1974 as the first company of our kind, we’ve been at the forefront of our industry ever since. More traders trust us with their money than anyone else, making us the world’s No.1 choice for CFD trading.1
Rest assured that when you trade with us, your funds are safeguarded in a range of ways.
Find the perfect vehicle for your trading from our range of platforms and apps.
Choose from over 17,000+ markets, with many available for out-of-hours dealing.
Friendly, expert support
Get help 24 hours a day, except for Saturday from 1am to 11am.
Effective risk management
Use our range of stop and limit orders to help protect your interests.
Timely news and analysis
Inform your decisions with in-platform market insight.
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1 As an IG professional client, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that your account doesn’t fall into a negative balance. If it does, you’ll need to make additional payments to bring your balance back above zero.
2Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2021).