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



Brent Oil



Stock Indices



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

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

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

Professional clients can count on:

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


Send an email request

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



Meet 2 of 3 requirements, mentioned below:

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?


What are other reasons for trading with us?

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.

Open an account and trade with us!

Your capital is at risk.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76.60 % of retail investors lose their capital 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.