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Professional Account

Swissquote Professional Account

You are a skilled trader with a professional mindset.
Time to get the right account for your trading approach.


Why it is worth getting a professional account 


No leverage restrictions
The regulatory landscape is changing, but leverage restrictions don't apply to professional traders


Professional Conditions
Trade on raw spreads as low as 0.0 pips + € 2.5 per lot


Fast and superior Execution
84% of market orders filled at or better than the requested price at an average speed of 40 milliseconds*

*based on 2017 statistics


Solid and Regulated
Solidity of a Swiss listed banking group


You will benefit from decreased margin rates

  New Professional Margin Rates New Retail Margin rates
Major currency pairs *0.25% 3,33%
Major indices and gold *0.5% 5%
Commodities (excluding gold) *0.5% 10%
Bonds *0.5% 20%

*starting from

How much margin you could save

If you placed a trade for 1 lot on EURUSD, at a price of 1.1570,
your margin requirement will be:









*Based on leverage 1:400


Check your eligibility

To qualify as a Professional Client you need to meet at least two of the three criteria below.

I have traded derivatives (CFDs, Forex, Spreadbets or Futures) in significant size on an average frequency of 10 times per quarter over the last four quarters

*We may need to verify this with you if your trading has been with another provider

I have an investment portfolio, including cash and investments, of €500,000 or more.


*We may ask you for evidence of this in the form of financial statements or returns

I have worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a Professional position which required knowledge of derivatives trading.

*We may need to confirm further details with you regarding your previous work experience


Apply now

New clients

  1. Open an account online by following our digital account opening policy
  2. Find out if you are eligible here
  3. Follow a few easy steps to upgrade to Professional

Open an account

Existing clients

To upgrade your account simply click below and follow the three easy steps to change your status.


Upgrade your account