Professional Trader

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Apply For Professional Classification

Retail trading conditions changed on the 1st of August 2018. Apply for Professional Classification and keep your existing trading leverage!

Why Request Professional Classification?

The new ESMA regulations which came into force on the 1st of August 2018 affect your trading and in particular the maximum leverage available on your account. To allow you to continue with your existing trading conditions, you may request classification as a Professional trader.

Potential
Higher Trading Leverage

From the 1st of August 2018, EuropeFX Pro clients will have higher leverage than clients with retail accounts. Higher leverage allows for increased trading without increased funding, but can also magnify losses so use with care.*

Service
Higher Trading Leverage

We regularly release new trading products and add-ons. Go Pro and get early access to these before general release to retail clients.​

Security
Segregated Funds

EuropeFX will hold and maintain an amount equal to your account’s value for each account you hold with us in a segregated bank account.

*While Pro clients have access to higher leverage, it is important to recognize the risks associated with this.
Trading with higher leverage increases the risk of trading losses.

Professional Trader Classification

EuropeFX strives to offer the best possible trading environment with a wide range of instruments and multiple trading platforms, suitable for traders of all levels of experience and expertise. We offer trading accounts for retail clients as well as clients who have requested classification as professional traders.

Do I Qualify For Classification As A Professional Trader?

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for classification as a Professional trader, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria. If you can answer “Yes” to two or more of the following three questions, you may qualify for Professional classification.

Have you entered into transactions of significant volume, 10 per quarter, over the previous four quarters on a relevant market?

Does the size of your financial instruments' portfolio, defined as including cash deposits and financial instruments, exceed €500,000?

Do you or have you worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional position?

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Questions about EuropeFX Pro?

Frequently asked questions

All EuropeFX accounts come with the same blend of instruments, trading platforms, and STP trade execution. While the new ESMA regulations will limit the leverage on offer to clients on EuropeFX Standard accounts, traders on EuropeFX Pro accounts will still have access to their existing leverage levels, along with early access to all our future product releases, a personal account manager, and the EuropeFX Pro Benefits & Rewards.

There will be no change to the tax regime on any of our products for holders of EuropeFX Pro accounts.

If you are not eligible for a EuropeFX Pro account, you can still trade on a Standard account with us and get access to the same blend of trading platforms and products. Learn more here.

Certain CySEC (or equivalent) guidelines related to information provided by EuropeFX will not apply, including but not limited to guidelines relating to communications and promotions.

Access to the Financial Ombudsman of the Republic of Cyprus will not extend to all professional clients (only those who meet the CySEC guidelines) and as a consequence, may not extend to you. The Financial Ombudsman of the Republic of Cyprus is an independent authority for settling any disputes between CIFs and covered complainants. To assess your eligibility to refer a dispute to the Financial Ombudsman of the Republic of Cyprus, we suggest you contact them directly. You will not be entitled for Investors Compensation Fund (ICF).

ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) has classified CFDs as high risk, complex financial instruments, which may not be suitable for all retail clients. To limit the potential risk to traders, the new ESMA regulations will limit the maximum available leverage to between 1:30 and 1:2 on trading products. These limits will come into force on the 1st of August 2018 and will not apply to clients classified as Pro traders.

Your ‘financial instrument portfolio’ includes shares, derivatives (only cash deposits made to fund/profits realized from investing in derivatives), debt instruments and cash deposits. It does not include property portfolios, direct commodity ownership or notional values of leveraged instruments.

Yes. The EuropeFX Pro account is only available for existing clients. If you have an existing account with us you may apply for EuropeFX Pro classification. New clients may open a Standard account and then apply for Pro classification.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 61.79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Find more details about risk here.

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