What happens if my account goes into a negative balance?

We offer a number of tools to help you manage your risk, including stop-losses, price alerts and always-visible balance snapshots. 

If your account does fall into a negative balance for any reason, we will return the balance to zero as soon as possible – at no cost to you.*

* Negative balance protection does not apply to professional traders.

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