BECOME A PRO TRADER Take Your Trading to the Next Level Recategorize as an elective professional to waive regulatory
protections designed for less experienced traders.
Apply for professional account
- Create an account if you don’t have one
- Login to your account
- Click on ‘Become Professional’ tab and fill the form

Professional Account Requirements

  • Have a financial portfolio that exceeds €500,000
  • Placed at least 10 relevant trades in significant sizes over the last four quarters
  • Work, or have worked, in the financial sector for at least one year

Elective professional protections

Industry-wide regulations have been introduced and are designed to protect less experienced traders. However, if you’d like to waive these protections and trade with greater flexibility, you can apply for elective professional status.

Please read the following information carefully and note the protections you’ll waive as a professional.

Professional client margin rates

FX (majors) 1.50% 66:1
FX (minors) 2.00% 50:1
Index (majors) 2.50% 40:1
Index (minors) 3.00% 33:1
Gold 3.00% 33:1
Equity 10.00% 10:1
Commodity from 4% from 25:1

For more information on professional margin rates, please see margin information for professional clients.

Use securities as collateral

As a professional client, you can use a percentage of your shareholdings as
collateral for margin trading. Find more information here.

What are the professional client qualification criteria?

To qualify for a professional account, you must meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Have a financial portfolio that exceeds €500,000
  • Have placed at least 10 relevant trades in significant sizes over the last four quarters
  • Work, or have worked, in the financial sector for at least one year

 

Trade size and volume

You must have carried out transactions, in significant size, in a relevant product with an average frequency of at least 10 per quarter during the previous four quarters (with FinMarket and/or other providers).

Relevant products include: CFDs / FX (Spot / Forwards / Options); Futures; Options; Leveraged Exchange Traded Products (e.g. Turbos); Warrants, Binary Options, Spread betting.

Significant size is deemed as a minimum notional value of, for example, €100,000 on forex, €50,000 on indices, €10,000 on single stock CFDs.

The average frequency of trades can be at one provider, or a combination of. We will ask you for scanned copies of statements for any trade activity outside of FinMarket.

Size of portfolio

The size of your investment portfolio (held with FinMarket and/or other providers), is defined as including cash deposits and financial instruments, exceeds EUR 500,000.

Acceptable examples of an investment portfolio can include: cash savings, stock portfolio, stocks and shares ISA, trading accounts, mutual funds, SIPP (excluding non-financial instruments).

Unacceptable examples include: company pension, non-tradeable assets, property, luxury cars, jewellery. If a portfolio is held outside of FinMarket, we may ask you for scanned copies of statements from other providers.

Professional experience

You work or have worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional position that requires knowledge of relevant products.

We will ask you for details of your role and how it has provided you with sufficient knowledge and experience and may require you to provide evidence of this if necessary.

1

Create an Account

Create an account in less than five minutes

2

Login to your Account

Login and click on ‘Become Professional’ tab

3

Submit Application

Fill in the form and submit