Professional Traders

Leverage Comparison Table (Max Leverage)

Instruments CategoryRetail AccountProfessional Account


CriteriaRetail AccountProfessional Account
Client Money ProtectionYesNo
Negative Balance ProtectionYesNo
Best execution for ordersYesYes
Clear and transparent informationYesYes
Financial Services Compensation SchemeYesYes
Access to FOSYesNo

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*Professional Accounts leverage ranges depending on jurisdiction.

Who is Eligible to Apply for a Professional Account?

Clients who meet at least 2 of the following 3 criteria are eligible:

Sufficient trading activity in last 12 months

You have performed an average of at least 10 transactions per quarter, of significant size, over the previous four quarters on the relevant market1 (with CPT Markets UK and/or other providers).

Financial instrument portfolio of over €500,000 (including cash savings and financial instruments)

You will not be required to deposit this amount.
The size of your financial instrument portfolio
2 exceeds €500,000.

Relevant experience in the financial services sector

You work/have worked in the financial sector, for at least one year in a professional position which requires knowledge of the related transactions or services.

1 Relevant Market – OTC Derivatives such as Leveraged CFDs, Forex, Spread Betting.
2 Financial instruments portfolio includes shares, derivatives (only cash deposits made to fund/profits realised from investing in derivatives), debt instruments and cash deposits. It does not include property portfolios, direct commodity ownership or notional values of leveraged instruments.