Professional trading with
Intertrader – are you eligible?

Regulatory changes mean there are now higher margins and
leverage restrictions for retail traders

These new rules, imposed by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on 1 August, do not apply to professional traders. Many of our retail clients may find they meet the requirements to become a professional trader with Intertrader.


All trading involves risk, and losses can exceed your deposits

What are the benefits of turning pro?


Lower margins and higher leverage – and reduce your margin with stops


Earn rewards and rebates with our TradeBack™ loyalty scheme


A personal client manager assigned to you


A pro-grade trading platform tailored to experienced traders

No cost

There’s no extra cost for professional classification


Your funds are still protected in full by our parental guarantee with our parent company

Do I qualify?

Answer ‘yes’ to at least two of these questions and you could be
categorised as a professional client:

  • Have you made at least 10 trades (in significant size) per quarter over the last four quarters?
  • Do you have assets in excess of €500,000?
  • Have you worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional position?

Apply now

New clients

Create an account with us
If you believe you qualify for professional classification,

Existing clients

Log into your Intertrader account area
Click ‘opt me up to professional’ in the left-hand menu
Select the relevant options and submit

Lower margins and higher leverage

Here’s an example of how our margin rates will differ between retail and pro clients from 1 August:


Say UK 100 is trading at 7700 and you want to open a spread betting position at £10 per point.

The margin required to open this position for pro traders is: (£10 x 7700) x 0.5% = £385. (Note: as a pro trader you can reduce your margin even further by placing a stop.)

Under the new regulations the margin required to open this position for retail traders is: (£10 x 7700) x 5% = £3850.

So retail clients need to deposit an additional £3465 to open the same position.

Major forex pairs 30:13.33%200:1From 0.5%
Minor forex, gold and major indices20:15%200:1From 0.5%
Minor indices10:110%200:1From 0.5%
Commodities (other than gold) 10:110%100:1From 1%
Equities5:120%20:1From 5%

Keep our low margin rates when you go pro

What difference will turning pro make to your margins? Consider a £10/point trade on GBP/USD, at a price of 1.3230:

Your margin requirement
is currently


After 1 August, the retail margin requirement will be


After 1 August, the professional margin requirement will be


Earn rewards and rebates

As a professional client, you will automatically join our TradeBack™ loyalty scheme, where we give you a rebate of up to 10% of your monthly trading costs. If your spread fees for the month are £5000, that puts you in our Platinum tier and you’ll get £500 back.

Tailor-made service

Pro traders are assigned a personal account manager to provide you with technical assistance and individual support for all matters relating to your trading account.

Gain a competitive edge on our pro-grade platform

Intertrader has a pro-grade platform, with extensive charting capabilities, a fully customisable front end, Bloomberg Live TV and multi-monitor support, which particularly suits expert traders.

Protection guaranteed

We have a parental guarantee ensuring 100% safety for your funds. Intertrader’s parent firm is holdings, a major subsidiary of GVC Holdings, a multinational sports betting and gaming group listed on the FTSE 100.

Why choose Intertrader?

You enjoy fast and fair trading across a wide range of markets on our powerful trading platforms, with free access to advanced charts, cutting-edge trading tools, our trader education programme and exceptional customer service, with the added benefit of our exclusive 100% market-neutral execution.

This means that, unlike other providers, we have no financial interest in whether your position makes a profit or not. We believe market-neutral execution is the fairest, most transparent way to trade.

Neither do we charge any commission or brokerage fees when you open and close trades. We make our profit from the low spreads we apply.

Gain a competitive edge as a pro trader

Lower margins and higher leverage

Am I eligible?


When you trade with Intertrader you are choosing a trusted provider with an exceptional track record

Spread betting and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading these products with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how these products work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.