Trade as a professional client

Retail clients
Professional clients
Maximum leverage
Between 2:1 and 30:1 depending on the instrument
Up to 500:1 depending on the instrument
Margin close-out rule
50% of required margin (MT4 & MT5) 50% of required margin (cTrader)
20% of required margin (MT4 & MT5) 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

Am I eligible to become a professional client?

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 including 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 with knowledge of CFDs or forex trading?

Not sure if you qualify? Contact us now.

How do I register as a professional client?

You'll need to qualify based on at least two out of the three eligibility criteria below. If you qualify, follow these easy steps to register:

  1. If you're new to Pepperstone, you can open an account here. If you're an existing client, simply log into your secure client area.
  2. Click Qualify as a Professional Client in the top right-hand side of your secure client area to register
  3. Start trading

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