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Margin rates have changed. Trade as a professional client with CMC Markets to maintain higher trading leverage*
Professional clients have access to a number of exclusive benefits, at no additional cost. CMC Pro is an account for experienced spread betters and CFD traders who are looking for a provider that recognises their commitment to trading.
Higher trading leverage
CMC Pro clients 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.*
Your own account manager
Your CMC Pro account manager will be available to support you with your trading, from routine queries to more complex matters.
Earn rebates & rewards
Earn cash rebates for trading in high volumes^, and talk to your account manager to find out about other CMC Pro rewards.
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.
Your funds are segregated
We’ll still hold an amount equal to your account value in a segregated bank account, and you’re eligible for FSCS protection up to £50,000. More >
*While a greater amount of leverage will be available to professional clients, it is important to note the risks associated with this.
We recommend you always keep your account well funded.
With almost 30 years’ experience, we already provide an award-winning trading platform and customer service** to 59,165 clients globally†. CMC Pro builds on this heritage to give our professional clients a truly premium trading experience. With higher trading leverage, personal service, priority access to products and loyalty rewards, CMC Pro is for serious traders.
To be eligible for a CMC Pro account, you need to meet the professional client eligibility criteria. If you answer yes to two of these three questions, you could be eligible for a CMC Pro account.
Apply for a live spread betting or CFD account with us
Follow the link to start your CMC Pro application
We’ll email you an invitation to start your application
Confirm your eligibility and complete your CMC Pro application
Once approved, start trading to enjoy the advantages of a CMC Pro account
Start your CMC Pro application by opening
a live spread betting or CFD account.
Start your CMC Pro application by
requesting your invitation.
Any questions about CMC Pro?
Call us on: 020 3003 8587
With all CMC Markets accounts you get the same access to our award-winning trading platform, wide range of instruments and advanced trading tools. While regulatory restrictions have been placed on the standard spread betting and CFD trading account, the CMC Pro account will still give you exclusive access to higher trading leverage, additional products (such as digital 100s and Countdowns), plus a dedicated account manager, priority access to new products and monthly cash rebates for high-volume traders.
There is no change to the tax status of the products we provide to our CMC Pro clients.
As with a standard account, we will hold and maintain an amount equal to your account value in a segregated client money bank account. You are also eligible for Financial Services Compensation Scheme protection on up to £50,000 that you hold with us. As an individual, you are able to use the Financial Ombudsman Service if you aren’t satisfied with the outcome of a complaint to us. You also have the right to request a different categorisation at any time, for example if you want a higher level of regulatory protection.
As you would already be classified as a professional client with us for your spread betting account, this status would automatically be applied to your new CFD account.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has limited the leverage available to retail clients to between 30:1 and 2:1, as spread betting and CFD products are considered high risk and complex, and higher leverage rates are not suitable for the majority of retail clients. These restrictions took effect on 1 August 2018 but don’t apply to CMC Pro clients, who are classified as ‘professional clients’.
Financial instruments that count towards your portfolio size include shares, derivatives (only available cash deposits or profits realised from investing in derivatives), debt instruments and cash deposits. It does not include property portfolios, direct commodity ownership or notional values of leveraged instruments.
Only clients that are new to CMC Markets will need to first open a standard spread betting or CFD trading account before applying for a CMC Pro account. If you already have a spread betting or CFD account with us, you can apply for CMC Pro now, if you think you may be eligible.
CMC Pro clients aren't subject to the same leverage restrictions as retail clients. Higher leverage can amplify losses. We won’t provide you with the risk warnings we provide to retail clients, or any standardised risk warning that is introduced in future in relation to transactions in complex financial products. Certain FCA (or equivalent) rules relating to the form and content of information provided by CMC Markets do not apply, including those relating to communications and financial promotions. Retail clients benefit from negative balance protection, however, this functionality isn't available on a CMC Pro account.
We’ll contact you by email to notify you when your application to become a professional client has been approved and you have switched over to CMC Pro. 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.
WHAT TO TRADE
CMC Pro gives you access to an extensive range of markets, via financial spread betting, CFDs,
digital 100s and Countdowns. Trade on popular forex pairs, indices, commodities, shares,
treasuries and cryptocurrencies.
**Awarded Best Platform Features; Best Mobile Phone/Tablet Platform; Best Customer Service; ranked highest for Platform Reliability and Charting, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report; Best Online Trading Platform, Shares Awards 2017.
†Based on figures from CMC Markets' 2017-18 annual report.
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