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Professional Clients

Experienced traders who meet at least two of the criteria can qualify as Professional Clients – waiving regulatory protections designed for retail traders.

 

 

 

Eligibility criteria

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You have traded leveraged derivatives in significant sizes over the last four quarters

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You own a portfolio of cash and investments worth EUR 500’000 or more

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You have worked for at least one year in the financial sector in a professional position that requires knowledge of derivatives trading

Maximum flexibility
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Professional leverage
Leverage up to 1:400

Low stop-out level
Trade at a 30% stop-out level

Competitive and transparent pricing
Raw spreads from 0.0 pips, with a commission of only EUR 2.50 per lot (no hidden fees)

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The Swissquote edge
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No restrictions on Expert Advisors and algo trading – Enjoy complete freedom to build or purchase algorithms, high-frequency trading allowed

Superior liquidity and execution – guaranteed with our network of Tier 1 banks and regional non-bank liquidity providers

Stability and security of a listed Swiss banking group (SIX:SQN)

We set new standards for speed and reliability*

11 ms

average execution speed

90%

fill Ratio

13% 

trades with price improvement

45% 

trades with no slippage

12% 

trades with negative slippage

*All metrics based on forex orders executed between 01/02/2020 – 30/04/2020

Find out more about our execution statistics and our order execution policy here.

Private vs Professional Clients
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 Private Clients
(Premium/Prime/Elite)
Professional Clients
Account Features
Stop-out level50%30%
Negative balance protectionLosses can substantially exceed the initial investment
Best execution principle
FSCS deposit protection
Client money segregation
Switch to account type with higher
protection at any time
Risk warningsYou may not receive standardised
risk warnings
Client supportWe may use more sophisticated,
technical language

 

Eligibility criteria
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Professional Clients are assumed to understand the risks involved with leverage and margin trading and to have sufficient experience and knowledge to protect themselves. Professional Clients will waive certain client protections and can therefore incur losses that substantially exceed their initial investment.

To qualify as a Professional Client, you need to meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • You have traded derivatives (CFDs, Forex, Spreadbets of Futures) of a significant size on an average frequency of 10 times per quarter over the last four quarters.

  • You own a portfolio of cash and investments worth EUR 500’000 or more.

  • You have worked for at least one year in the financial sector in a professional position that requires knowledge of derivatives trading.

    In case your application as elective Professional Client is accepted, you will receive a letter with more details on the protections you will no longer benefit from.

    Do you meet at least two of the eligibility criteria?

    Contact us

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Trading Conditions
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Our commitment to you: fair dealing and price execution. We provide full transparency on all trading costs – no hidden fees.
 

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