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What are the benefits of becoming a professional client?

Access to increased leverage

The leverage limits in the table below are applicable. As a professional client you must be aware that with increased leverage comes increased risk.

Leverage limits for professional clients

Major currencies

500:1

Major indices

200:1

Commodities

200:1

Shares

20:1

Cryptocurrencies

20:1

Earn Rebates

As a Professional Client, you may be entitled to receive monthly cash rebates. This can be achieved by meeting our minimum monthly trade volume requirements. For more information, please contact us.

Negative balance protection only up to 1:50 leverage*

Losses may exceed deposits on a professional account

Wealth and/or Experience

We expect professional clients to demonstrate that they meet certain wealth criteria or have a certain level of knowledge and understanding of the risks associated with trading complex financial products and conducting transactions. You can apply to become a professional client under either one of the following classifications:
WealthSophisticated Investor
This criteria is assessed based on your wealth.This criteria is assessed based on your experience.
  1. Do you have net assets* of at least AUD $2.5 million;

    OR

  2. Have you had a gross income of at least AUD $250 000 a year, for the last 2 financial years?

    AND

  3. You have passed an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge.

  1. In the last 3 years, you have placed a minimum of 20 leveraged derivative trades per quarter over 12 consecutive months (i.e. 4 quarters) with a notional value of no less than AUD $ 100,000;

    OR

  2. You have worked in the financial services industry for at least 1 year in a position which requires experience or knowledge of derivatives and leveraged trading;

    AND

  3. You have passed a short assessment to demonstrate your knowledge and experience is that of a Sophisticated Investor.

If you meet the above criteria, then we may consider categorising you under Section 761G(7) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) as a Wholesale Client; however, please note that this criteria is subject to you providing us with a certificate from a Qualified Accountant.

*Net assets may include:

  • Savings, shares and property/land investments
  • Superannuation and trusts
  • Other assets such as cars and caravans
  • Business value

In terms of Section 761GA we may categorise you as a Wholesale Client if we are satisfied on reasonable grounds that you have experience and can assess:

  • the merits of the product or service; and
  • the value of the product or service; and
  • the risks associated with holding the product; and
  • your own information needs; and
  • the adequacy of the information we have given you.

*Please note that we may request additional supporting information or evidence that you meet the criteria above and may reject an application if we are not satisfied that you meet the criteria, in our sole discretion.

Importantly, please take note that professional clients will lose the following protections that they would otherwise have as a retail client:

Capital Com Australia Limited (ABN 47 625 601 489) is a company registered in Australia and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) under AFSL 513393.

* Some payment methods may not be available in your region.

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