CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78% of Pepperstone Limited’s retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Risk Warning.

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Professional Client Summary

Trade as a Professional Client.

Professional Clients

 Retail ClientsProfessional Clients
Maximum leverageBetween 2:1 and 30:1 depending on the instrumentUp to 500:1 depending on the instrument
Margin Close Out Rule50% of required margin (MT4)


50% of required margin (cTrader)
20% of required margin (MT4)


50% of required margin (cTrader)
Negative Balance Protection
Continued eligibility to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme++
Continued access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (as a ‘consumer’)
Continued segregation of your client funds

How Do I Register as a Professional Client?

Step 2

Qualify as a Professional Client

Step 3

Start Trading

Open an Account

Eligibility to Qualify

Professional Clients must meet at least two out of the three criteria below to qualify

  • Have you placed at least 10 CFD or Forex trades of a significant size on average per quarter in the last year?
  • Does your investment portfolio of cash and financial instruments exceed EUR 500,000?
  • Do you or have you worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional capacity?

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++ some exceptions apply. Please refer to FCA Handbook COMP 4.2