For Professional Traders only
Experienced traders who meet the criteria can qualify for our Professional Trader account. Benefit from a dedicated Client Relationship Manager and preferential margins.
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Retained FCA protections
You lose the following FCA protections
*Rebates will only be awarded on trades placed on Indices and FX markets. FX includes all forex and cryptocurrency markets available on our platform.
**Contact your relationship manager to discuss rebate options.
As a City Index trader, the more you trade with us, the more you can receive in monthly cash rebates. All rebates are calculated on a trade volume basis, with a monthly minimum of £25m in traded volume per calendar month.
You can receive monthly rebates on FX and indices trades according to varying tiers based on your traded volume for that month per asset class. All rebates will be paid into your City Index account at the beginning of the following month.
Apply for a Professional Account
Open an accountCreate a City Index trading account
Log inNavigate to MyAccount
Select ProfessionalDownload the application form
Complete applicationSubmit any supporting documentation
Frequently asked questions
What are the requirements of a professional trader?
To qualify as a professional trader, you must meet two of the following three criteria:
- To have made an average of at least 10 significantly sized transactions per quarter for the last four quarters
- To currently have a financial portfolio in excess of £500,000 (including cash deposits)
- To have worked in a professional capacity in the financial sector for 1+ years – the role must have required knowledge of leveraged trading products
Before you consider trading professionally, we’d recommend ensuring that you have strong experience of the markets, a track record of success, enough time to dedicate to trading and a clear plan. A professional trading account gives you access to higher leverage and flexible margins but doesn’t feature all of the protections that come with a standard account – including negative balance protection.
What are the features of a City Index professional account?
The features of a City Index professional account include margin rates from 0.25%, monthly cash rebates, market execution support, interest-free credit facilities, a dedicated relationship manager and unique fee structures. If you’re eligible, you can open your Pro account here.
What if I am not eligible to become a professional trader?
If you’re not eligible to become a professional trader, you can still trade with a standard City Index account. You’ll get access to a huge range of tools to help you conquer the markets, including:
- Award-winning trading platforms
- Performance Analytics
- SMART Signals
- Advanced charts from TradingView
- Expert market analysis
- Fast trade executions
Don’t have an account yet? Open your trading account here.