Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with Tickmill UK Ltd. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs or our other products work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Professional Clients

Trade with flexible leverage and maximise your potential.

Who are
Professional Clients?

A professional client is someone who is considered to have significant experience and a full understanding of the risks involved in trading. Due to this increased experience, professional clients are able to access more favourable trading conditions, including higher leverages and reduced margin rates.

As they are considered to be experienced enough to make investment decisions they waive extra protection that is afforded to retail clients.

Who Are Professional Clients?
Why become a
Professional Client with Tickmill?
Segregation of Funds

Segregation of Funds

Client funds are held in fully segregated accounts with top-tier banks.
Flexible Leverage

Flexible Leverage

Use our flexible leverage allowing you to trade with up to 1:500 on FX and CFD instruments.
Client Categorisation Rights

Client Categorisation Rights

Eligible traders are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme up to £85,000 per client.
Financial Ombudsman Services

Financial Ombudsman Services

Professional clients who meet the eligibility criteria have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Negative Balance Protection*

Negative Balance Protection*

Ensure that you never lose more than your total amount invested.
Low Margins

Low Margins

Reduced margin rates available for Professional Clients.
*It’s important to note that Tickmill offers Negative Balance Protection to professional clients, which is not the industry standard. We also reserve the right to withdraw this privilege.
How can I become a
Professional Client?
To qualify as a Professional Client, you must meet at least two of the three criteria below:
  • 1 |
    You have carried out transactions, of a significant size, on the relevant market at an average frequency of 10 trades per quarter over the previous four quarters (with Tickmill and other providers).
  • 2 |
    The size of your financial instrument portfolio, including cash deposits and financial instruments, exceeds €500,000.
  • 3 |
    You work or have worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional position, which requires knowledge of leveraged products such as CFDs.
Clients will be requested to provide supporting documentation as evidence to ensure the above requirements are met as part of the client re-classification process. Please note that you will be responsible for keeping Tickmill informed about any changes that could affect your current categorisation.

Please visit the FAQ page to learn all you need to know about the Professional Client status.
Get Classified
as an Elective Professional Client with Tickmill
  • 1 |
    Login to the Tickmill Client Area.
  • 2 |
    Hover over your user profile in the Client Area and then select Client Categorisation.
  • 3 |
    Complete the Application Form.
Apply to become a Professional Client
*Only applicable to CFD clients
Get Classified as an Elective Professional Client With Tickmill