Professional trading

If you have significant trading experience, you may be eligible for ‘professional’ status – making you exempt from product restrictions and leverage limits.

For professionals only. Losses can exceed deposits. Negative balance protection is not available for professional accounts.*

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What benefits do professional traders get?

Reduced margin rates

Recent changes to the regulatory landscape do not restrict professional traders. In fact, eligible traders see their margin rates decrease on many markets.

Individual client manager

As a pro trader, you’ll enjoy a range of exclusive advantages, including eligibility for a dedicated individual client manager.

Collateral service

You’ll be able to use up to 95% of the value of your shareholdings as margin to cover any spread bets and CFD trades – freeing up your share portfolio funds.

Digital 100s

Pro traders are still able to trade digital 100s – which means you can take advantage of opportunities in quiet markets using our fixed-risk yes/no product.

Protections that professional clients will not receive

If you become a professional client, some of the features that protect you as a retail client will no longer apply.*

  • You will not be protected from negative balance, and will need to make additional payments if your account balance goes below zero 
  • We may use more sophisticated language with professional clients than we do with our retail clients, for example, when referring to products and risk 
  • IG is likely to assume a level of knowledge and experience when assessing whether our products are appropriate for professional clients
  • We owe our clients a duty of best execution when executing orders. When it comes to retail clients, we’re obliged to prioritise overall prices and cost of a transaction. For professional clients we can prioritise other factors, such as speed and likelihood of execution, if we determine they are equally or more important than overall price. In practice, it won’t change the way we execute your orders



* Digital 100s have been restricted to professional clients since 2 July 2018, while margin restrictions have been in place for retail clients since 28 July 2018. Please note that certain features that protect you as a retail client will not apply to professional traders.