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WELCOME TO CMC PRO

Set up a CMC Markets Pro account to enjoy additional trading benefits

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WHY CMC PRO?

Opening a CMC Pro account gives you access to a number of exclusive benefits, at no additional cost.

CMC Pro is an account for CFD traders who are looking for a provider that recognises their commitment to trading. 

  • Potential

    Higher trading leverage

    Pro account holders will have access to higher leverage than retail clients. This gives you greater exposure for a smaller initial outlay, so your funds go further. Remember, leverage has risks too.*

  • Personal

    Your own account manager

    Enjoy a dedicated execution desk and your own account manager, available to support you with your trading from routine queries to more complex matters.

  • Perks

    Earn rebates & rewards

    Tighter control with sophisticated order types, direct market access, cash rebates for trading in high volumes and invitations to premium events.

  • Priority

    Access new products first

    Get exclusive early access to new CMC Markets products and initiatives, before they’re released to the rest of our clients.

  • Protection

    Your funds are segregated

    We’ll still hold an amount equal to your account value in a segregated bank account.

*While a greater amount of leverage will be available to Pro account holders, it is important to note the risks associated with this.

Losses can exceed deposits. You could lose more than your deposit.
We recommend you always keep your account well funded.

CMC Markets Pro account holders are classified as wholesale clients. Wholesale client funds will still be protected in a segregated bank account.

  • Established in 1989

  • Listed on the LSE

  • Award-winning support

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR A CMC PRO ACCOUNT?

To be eligible for a CMC Pro account, you need to meet the "wholesale client" eligibility criteria under the Corporations Act.
If you answer yes to one of these two questions, you could be eligible for a CMC Pro account.

Eligibility criteria

  • Do you have net assets of at least $2.5 million?
  • Is your gross income for the last two financial years at least $250,000 per annum?

Remember to include the following when calculating your net assets:
- Shares, savings and any other investments
- Your home, investment properties and land
- Value of your business
- Superannuation and trusts
- Other assets such as cars, boats and caravans



APPLY NOW

Not a client yet?

Already trading with us?

1

Open an account with CMC Markets

Apply for a CFD account with us

2

Enquire about a CMC Pro account by emailing:

SalesTrading-AU@cmcmarkets.com

3

Complete your application

Confirm your eligibilityand complete your CMC Pro application

4

Welcome to CMC Pro

Once approved, start trading to enjoy the advantages of a CMC Pro account

What should you be aware of?

Retained Protections

  • You will maintain higher trading leverage and reduced margins
  • Pro clients will also have funds protected in a segregated bank account
  • You will retain access to Countdowns products, along with early access to select product releases
  • You have the right to request different categorisation – for example if you’d like to change your account type to retail

Waived Protections

  • While a greater amount of leverage will be available to Pro account holders, there will also be a greater amount of risk
  • You will not have negative balance protection
  • We are not required to provide you with updates to our PDS, FSG or any other documents – despite this, CMC Markets will continue to provide all the relevant disclosure documents as required under the Corporations Act
  • We are not required to provide you with access to our internal dispute resolution scheme. You may also be excluded from access to the external dispute resolution scheme through the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), at AFCA’s discretion.

Margin changes

How much margin will you be required to pay under ther proposed new changes?

If you placed a trade on AUD/USD with a $100,000 notional value

$5,000

The retail margin required would be $5,000 under proposed leverage restrictions

$200

CMC Pro margin would be $200

 
Current margins
Proposed new margins


Min Pro marginLeverage equivalentProposed ASIC
retail margin
Proposed ASIC
leverage equivalent
Forex0.20%500:15%20:1
Gold0.50%200:15%20:1
Major Indices
0.20%500:16.67%
15:1
Commodities (ex Gold)
0.75%133.33:110%
10:1
Shares5%20:120%
5:1
Cryptocurrencies5%20:150%
2:1

BROUGHT TO YOU BY CMC MARKETS

With 30 years’ experience, we already provide an award-winning trading platform and customer service** to over 80,000 clients globally through a CMC Markets standard, retail account . Our CMC Pro account offering builds on this heritage to give our clients a truly premium trading experience. With higher leverage, personal service and additional perks alongside the same levels of client money protection, the CMC Pro account is designed for serious traders.


ASIC recently released a consultation paper on proposed changes to current regulations surrounding CFDs and Binary options products. The paper proposed changes to leverage ratio limits, margin close-out percentages and promotional offers amongst other implications for retail clients. Read more here.

TALK TO US

Any questions about being a CMC Pro client?

Call us on: 1300 726 093

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is the key difference between a standard CFD account and CMC Pro account?

With all CMC Markets accounts you get the same access to our award-winning trading platform, wide range of instruments and advanced trading tools. The CMC Pro account will give you exclusive access to monthly cash rebates and priority perks, plus a dedicated account manager.

There is no change to the tax status of the products we provide to our clients with a CMC Pro.

2. What if I am not eligible for a CMC Pro account?

If you’re not eligible for CMC Pro, you can still trade thousands of financial markets on our award-winning platform, using a standard CMC Markets account.
Learn more


3. Why do I need to open an account before I can upgrade to CMC Pro?

Only clients that are new to CMC Markets will need to first open a standard CFD trading account before applying for a CMC Pro account. If you already have a CFD account with us, you can apply for a CMC Pro account now, if you think you may be eligible.


4. Do CMC Pro clients get the same protections as retail clients?

As a CMC Pro client, you are not entitled to certain protections afforded to retail clients under the Corporations Act 2001 (cth) Chapter 7. This means CMC Markets is no longer required by law to provide you with the same rights and treatment as a retail client.

This includes:
- We are not required to provide you with a PDS, FSG or any other document CMC is ordinarily required to give a retail client;
- Derivatives retail client protections under s981D(2) of the Corporations Act are not available;
​- We are not required to provide you with access to our internal dispute resolution scheme. You may also be excluded from access to the external dispute resolution scheme through the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), at AFCA’s discretion.

Despite this, CMC Markets will continue to provide all relevant disclosure documents as required to be provided under the Corporations Act. CMC Markets will also hold wholesale client funds in trust or segregated bank accounts which meets and exceeds the requirements of the Australian Client Money Rules and ASIC Regulatory Guide 212. 

5. How will I know when I’ve been switched from a standard account to CMC Pro?

We’ll contact you by email to notify you when your application to become a CMC Pro client has been approved and you have switched over to a CMC Pro account. Your login details, account number and platform settings will remain the same. Remember, while you are waiting for your CMC Pro account, you can still trade on your standard account.

More questions about
trading with CMC?

See all our FAQs

WHAT TO TRADE

CMC Markets gives you access to an extensive range of markets, via CFDs. Trade on popular forex pairs, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries.

  • Most popular
  • Forex
  • Indices
  • Commodities
  • Shares
  • Treasuries
    • Instrument
    • Spread
    • Sell
    • Buy
    • Sell/Buy
    • Change (%)
    • EUR/USD
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • USD/JPY
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • GBP/USD
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • AUD/USD
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • NZD/USD
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • US 30
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • UK 100
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Germany 30
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Australia 200
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • US SPX 500
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Crude Oil West Texas
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Crude Oil Brent
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Gold
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Silver
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Copper
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Amazon.com, Inc.
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Apple Inc.
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Tesla, Inc.
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Alphabet Inc.
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Facebook, Inc.
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Euro Bund
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Euro Buxl
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • US T-Note 2 YR
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • US T-Bond
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • UK Gilt
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0

Not eligible for CMC Pro?

You can still trade thousands of financial markets on our award-winning platform, with access to advanced charting, our suite of trading tools, trader education and breaking
market news and analysis.  

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*Awarded Highest Overall Client Satisfaction, ranked highest, Platform Features, Customer Service, Education materials/programs; Value for Money, based on highest user satisfaction among CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2018 Australian Leverage Trading Report
*Wholesale client defined under Section 761G of the Corporations Act.
Based on figures from CMC Markets' 2018-19 report combined with over 27,000 stockbroking clients.

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