CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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Elective Professional Clients Disclaimer (FCA)

1. General

Capital Com (UK) Ltd (the “Company”) is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 793714) with registered office at 4th Floor 64-66 Vincent Square, London, United Kingdom, SW1P 2NU.

This Elective Professional Clients Disclaimer (the “Policy”) sets out important information for retail Clients who request to be classified as Professional. The policy needs to be read and understood in full, whilst for any enquiries, you may contact

Retail Clients may be classified as Professional Clients when they meet at least two of the three following criteria:

In terms of Law, Professional clients are those clients where we can assume that they have sufficient knowledge, experience and expertise to make their own investment decisions and understand the risks involved in trading with CFDs.

As a Professional Client you are responsible to inform us about any change, which could affect your current classification. In case of such change, please notify us in writing at the following e-mail address: or notify your dedicated account manager

Should we become aware however that you no longer fulfill the initial conditions, which made you eligible for Professional Client treatment, we will take appropriate action.

You are entitled to demand at any time another classification, e.g. be re-categorised as a Retail Client and receive higher level of protection in terms of the regulations of the Law (see Part 2 below). In this case, please notify us in writing at the following e-mail address: or notify your dedicated account manager. Such re-classification becomes effective after such request has been received and acknowledged by the relevant officer of our Compliance Department. For avoidance of doubt, such requests cannot be retroactively applied to trading transactions that have taken place before we have formally received and acknowledged such request.

2. Consequences of categorisation as Elective Professional

Once categorised as a Professional Client, you will lose some of the regulatory protections which would have otherwise been available to you as a Retail Client. In particular, the following changes shall be applicable:

  • Appropriateness Test and understanding of risk: We assume that you have sufficient knowledge and experience to understand and assess the risks of the relevant financial instruments and your transactions, therefore we will not provide you with any written risk warnings in relation to any of your transactions.

  • Terms of Business: Our Terms & Conditions and Policies remain applicable to you to the extent they are not in conflict with your status as a Professional Client.

  • Financial Promotions: Rules relating to financial promotions are limited or modified in their application to Professional Clients compared to Retail Clients. Financial promotions directed at Professional Clients’ are only subject to the high level requirement that they are fair, clear and not misleading.

  • Client Compensation Fund Scheme: Only Retail Clients have access to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, in the case where we are unable to meet our obligations.

  • Negative Balance Protection: Negative balance protection will be a default option for all elective professional clients taking in account that the leverage used is not higher then 1:50. Upon request elective professional clients can receive negative balance protection combined with the use of a higher leverage then 1:50. In addition, the Company reserves the right to remove negative balance protection, decrease leverage (i.e. Increase margin rates), or vice versa, for specific client accounts, on a case by case evaluation. The Company might exercise this right at its sole discretion in cases where the trading style of specific accounts justifies such change, or in cases where a client account exceeds the Company’s acceptable risk limits. The Company shall inform the client of such change(s) before this is implemented.

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