Experienced traders who meet at least two of the criteria can qualify as Professional Clients – waiving regulatory protections designed for retail traders.
You have traded leveraged positions, in significant size, at an average frequency of 10 per quarter over the previous 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
• 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)
The Swissquote edge
• 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*
average execution speed
trades with price improvement
trades with no slippage
trades with negative slippage
*All metrics based on forex orders executed on Swissquote Group platforms between 01/10/2022 – 31/12/2022
Private vs Professional Clients
|Negative balance protection||✓||Losses can substantially exceed the initial investment|
|Best execution principle||✓||✓|
|Client money segregation||✓||✓|
|Switch to account type with higher|
protection at any time
|Risk warnings||✓||You may not receive standardised|
|Client support||✓||We may use more sophisticated,|
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?
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