CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 84% 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.

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

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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.

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;


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


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

  1. You have placed a minimum of 20 leveraged derivative trades per quarter for at least 4 quarters in the preceding 3 years with a notional value of AUD $250,000 or more;


  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;


  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:

  • We are not required to provide you with a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Financial Services Guide (FSG).
  • The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has a discretion whether or not to accept complaints from professional (wholesale) clients. This means that you may lose access to having complaints handled through an external dispute resolution body.
  • You will lose the protections afforded to retail clients under certain ASIC regulations including, but not limited to, protection under the ASIC Corporations (Product Intervention Order—Contracts for Difference) Instrument 2020/986, RG 274: Product Design and Distribution Obligations and the conflicted remuneration provisions in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), do not apply.

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

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