CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 81.12% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Professional clients

Trading as a professional

As a professional client you'll have access to higher leverage, exclusive account features and also qualify for our popular Active Traders program. However, you'll lose some retail client protections such as negative balance protection and leverage restrictions won't apply to you. Apply or upgrade your account in minutes.

Pepperstone Pro benefits

Maintain access to higher leverage up to 500:1 for most FX products.

Refer a friend and you could each earn up to USD$1,000^ through our dedicated referral program."
Earn discounted commissions, refunded daily, when you qualify for Pepperstone's Active Trader"program.

Advanced trading tools and VPS solutions.

You'll be provided with a dedicated Relationship Manager to look after all of your trading needs.

Receive exclusive invitations to VIP premium Forex events, seminars and workshops, private dining experiences and sporting events.

How do I become a Pepperstone Pro? 

This is a self-certification process that only takes a few minutes, which is available in the Secure Client Area. You’ll have to complete a short quiz to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility criteria. You'll need to self-certify that you meet two of the following three criterion:

  • Your experience in trading leveraged trading (financial derivative or OTC) products
  • Your cash deposits and trading portfolio exceed USD$500,000
  • Your professional experience working in the financial services sector
Login into the Secure Client Area to classify as Pro today.



What will change if I classify as a Pepperstone Pro?

  • You’ll be able to trade with leverage up to 500:1
  • Your margin close-out level will be set at 20% (vs 50% for retail on MT4/5 (cTrader margin close-out will remain at 50%)
  • You’re not guaranteed negative balance protection; however, you may be eligible for a once-off negative balance protection of up to USD$100,000
  • You won't receive the same risk warnings or disclosures that you'd receive as a retail client
  • We'll rely on your knowledge and experience as a Pepperstone Pro to demonstrate your understanding of the risks of trading our products

You can visit the Securities Commission of Bahamas website to view the SIR CFD Rules (2020) regarding Elective Professional Clients here.

Will anything else change on my account?

All other trading conditions, account features and functionality remain the same. Your funds will continue to be held in a segregated trust account with a Tier 1 global bank.

Enquire today

To find out more or to join our premium client service, call 1300 033 375 or email pro@pepperstone.com.

Not a client yet? Open an account today and join as a premium client to experience exceptional service and benefits.

Frequently asked questions

Trading as a professional

As a professional client you'll have access to higher leverage, exclusive account features and also qualify for our popular Active Traders program. However, you'll lose some retail client protections such as negative balance protection and leverage restrictions won't apply to you. Apply or upgrade your account in minutes.