Professional clients receive fewer investor protections but benefit from superior account features and greater flexibility.
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Professional traders also gain access to a range of choices not available to retail clients.
Enjoy a range of advantages only available to pro traders, as well as being eligible for a dedicated individual client manager.
Use up to 95% of the value of your shareholdings as margin for CFDs.
Retain access to opportunity in quiet markets with our fixed-risk, yes/no product.
You will forgo some protections afforded to retail clients.
Pro accounts are not subject to leverage caps, which ESMA believes could lead to poor outcomes.
Losses can exceed deposits on a professional account.1
We expect pro traders to have a certain level of knowledge and understanding.
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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.