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WELCOME TO CMC PRO

Turn pro with CMC Markets to keep your trading leverage where it should be*

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WHY CMC PRO?

As regulations change, becoming a professional client gives you 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.

  • Potential

    Higher trading leverage

    As a CMC Pro client, you get access to higher leverage. 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

    Your CMC Pro account manager will be available to support you with your trading, from routine queries to more complex matters.

  • Perks

    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.

  • 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, 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.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY CMC MARKETS

With almost 30 years’ experience, we already provide an award-winning trading platform and customer service** to 60,082 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.

  • 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 professional client eligibility criteria. If you answer yes to two of these three questions, you could be eligible for a CMC Pro account.

Eligibility criteria

  • Have you placed 10 relevant trades of a significant size per quarter in the last year? 
  • Does your financial instrument portfolio exceed €500,000?
  • Do you, or have you, worked in the financial sector?

APPLY NOW

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Already trading with us?

1

Open an account with CMC Markets

Apply for a live spread betting or CFD account with us

2

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Request your CMC Pro invitation

Follow the link to start your CMC Pro application

We’ll email you an invitation to start your application

3

Complete your application

Confirm your eligibility and complete your CMC Pro application

4

Welcome to CMC Pro

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

Start your CMC Pro application by
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Losses can exceed deposits

TALK TO US

Any questions about CMC Pro?

Call us on: 020 3003 8587

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What’s the difference between a standard spread betting or CFD account and CMC Pro?

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 new regulatory restrictions will be placed on the standard spread betting and CFD trading account in the near future, the CMC Pro account will give you exclusive access to higher trading leverage, additional products (such as Countdowns), plus a dedicated account manager, priority access to new products and monthly cash rebates for high-volume traders.

What are the tax implications of switching to CMC Pro?

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

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 >

Do CMC Pro clients get the same protections as retail 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.

What happens if I have a CMC Pro spread betting account and I open a CFD account?

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.

Why will spread betters’ and CFD traders’ leverage be restricted?

On 27 March 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) confirmed they will be limiting leverage  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 won’t apply to CMC Pro clients, who are classified as ‘professional clients’.  

What is included in my ‘financial instrument portfolio’?

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.

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 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.

What protections do professional clients not get?

As a CMC Pro client, you won’t be subject to the same leverage restrictions as retail clients. Higher leverage can amplify losses. We won’t provide you with the current 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 will benefit from negative balance protection being introduced. However, this functionality will not be available on a CMC Pro account.

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 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.

More questions about
trading with CMC?

See all our FAQs

WHAT TO TRADE

CMC Pro gives you access to an extensive range of markets, via financial spread betting, CFDs and Countdowns.

  • 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
  • Spreads may widen during volatile market conditions. Prices are indicative only.

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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Losses can exceed deposits

**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.
^Conditions apply
Based on figures from CMC Markets' 2016-17 annual report.

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