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Do I qualify as a professional trader?

It’s a dream job for many: trading full-time for a living on your own account, or on behalf of clients.

Here we look at the qualifications required to become a professional trader with Intertrader, along with some of the potential benefits.

Understanding the professional trader

To go pro with Intertrader you must satisfy at least two of three criteria:

  • Have you traded, in significant size, on the relevant market at an average frequency of 10 per quarter over the previous four quarters?
  • Have you an investment portfolio (cash deposits and financial instruments), which exceeds €500,000 (or equivalent)?
  • Have you worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional position, which requires knowledge of the transactions or services envisaged?

Why go pro?

Going professional allows you to benefit from lower margins to gain greater leverage. You can also join our TradeBack™ loyalty scheme to earn monthly cash rebates based on your volume of trading.

For any help you need, you get access to a personal relationship manager who can provide specialised technical assistance whenever required.

Things to note when going pro

Please be aware that as a professional client you will lose certain protections and compensation rights enjoyed by retail clients. You should also remember that using higher levels of leverage increases your exposure to risk.

Pro-grade online trading

We also offer a range of trading platforms that will appeal to serious traders who value speed, stability and flexibility. Explore all the trading platforms we offer our clients.

If you are a high-volume, advanced trader looking for tailor-made tools and pro-grade online trading to exploit complex trading strategies, qualifying for Intertrader’s professional status could be a huge benefit.

You can try the MT4 platform risk-free before using any real funds by creating a demo account with us.

An exclusive package

There are other benefits to becoming a professional trader with Intertrader. Our professional clients also qualify for our premium professional service, on request, giving you access to:

  • Equity trading on UK, US and European exchanges
  • Options on most underlying securities
  • Phone trading via our team of highly experienced sales traders

Fair and transparent trading

Intertrader also stands out as a 100% market-neutral spread betting and CFD provider. Our 100% market-neutral policy means we never act as the counterparty to your trade, and never take a financial interest against you.

These are just some of the reasons why we’re the choice of global asset managers, funds and family offices across the globe. Find out if you qualify to join them, or contact us to request an upgrade at or +44 (0)20 3364 5189. We’re here Monday to Friday 24 hours a day.

Published: 14 February 2019

You should under no circumstances consider the information and comments provided as an offer or solicitation to invest. This is not investment advice. The information provided is believed to be accurate at the date the information is produced.

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