How to become a Professional client

In order to protect the public from high potential losses, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), requires all brokers operating within the EU to cap their financial leverage for retail clients on a maximum of 1:30. If, however, the client proves that he can be classified as a “Professional client” the leverage can go up to 1:500. On this page, you will find additional information on professional client classification and how to become a professional client.

Financial Leverage for Retail clients vs Professional clients



Retail Client Max. Leverage​

Professional Client Max. Leverage​

Currency pairs









Platinum, Palladium



Crude Oil WTI



Brent Oil



Stock Indices



The maximum leverage ratio depends on the total
balance of trading accounts of the client

Balance up to €10,000

1:500 max

Balance up to €100,000

1:200 max

Balance of €100,000 and higher

1:100 max


Leverage in this table is related only to the trading of forex pairs, for more details please look here.

Professional clients can count on:

Negative Balance Protection

Higher leverage means higher risks. With us, you can trade without having to worry about reaching a negative balance.

Segregated bank accounts

We store our client’s funds on bank accounts segregated from Purple Trading’s operational funds.

Security of EU regulated banks

Your funds are deposited and insured in EU regulated banks in accordance with the highest possible European standards.

How to become a professional client?

Open a trading account

Open a real trading account

Email request

Send an email request for a PRO account to the support team email address:


Meet 2 of 3 requirements

Meet 2 of 3 requirements, mentioned below:

Requirements for getting the status of a professional client (2 out of 3 are required to pass):

  • The client has carried out transactions, in significant size, on the relevant market at an average frequency of 10 transactions per quarter. All this over the previous four quarters.

  • The size of the client's financial instrument portfolio, defined as including cash deposits and financial instruments exceeds 500 000 EUR*.

  • The client works or has worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional position, which requires knowledge of the transactions or services envisaged.

* Financial instruments - equities, derivatives (only cash deposits/profits), debt instruments, and deposits in cash


Please make sure to review the client categorization policy in our Terms and Conditions to find out more information. Please note the leverage changes only affect clients classified as retail (that are subject to ESMA regulation), and do not apply to professional clients.

Why Purple Trading?

No requotes, positive slippage

More than 80% of trades are executed at the requested or even better price.

Brisk executions, tight ECN spreads

Thanks to our robust infrastructure with servers in the Equinix LD4 in London and with a direct connection to our liquidity providers.

No restrictions on trading

Scalping, Algo/EA, and Hedging are all allowed forms of trading. With us you have no limits on orders. We welcome profitable clients.

Your capital is at risk

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69.70% of retail investors lose their capital when trading CFDs with this provider. This value was determined within the period from 01 January 2021 - 31 December 2021. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.