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XGLOBAL offers trading conditions suitable for experienced traders such as high leverage to clients that are categorized as professional Clients that can prove they meet the eligibility criteria can request to be categorized as professional.


XGLOBAL clients are categorized as retail when they initially sign-up, which restricts us to providing trading conditions that the European Securities and Markets Authority deem suitable for retail traders. New and existing clients that can prove they meet the eligibility criteria can request to be re-categorized as professional at any time. Professional clients are not subject to the same leverage limitations as retail traders but some of the protection offered to retail clients is lost.
FX Majors1% / 100:1* Leverage
FX Minors1% / 100:1* Leverage
Gold1% / 100:1* Leverage
Indices1% / 100:1* Leverage
Commodities2% / 50:1* leverage

Negative balance protectionNot offered
Stop-out levelEquity = 50% of used margin
Investor Compensation Fund protectionNo
Access to financial ombudsmanYes
Funds held in segregated bank accountsYes

* Professional margins/leverage are indicative and the level clients receive may differ. Also, margins can vary between symbols in the same asset class.

Eligibility Criteria for Professional Classification

Eligibility to be categorized as a professional client (as opposed to retail) is based on a combination of historic trade volume, work experience and financial ability to tolerate risk. In order to qualify clients must meet 2 of the following 3 criteria:

Risk warning: Choosing to change your client classification from retail to professional will result in losing protection that is available to retail clients.

How to Apply

If you are an existing client and wish to be re-categorized as professional and receive the relevant trading conditions please contact your account manager or the support department and make the request. If you are a new client please apply for a new account as normal and request to be categorized as professional by notifying [email protected].

You will be required to provide documentation to prove you meet the eligibility criteria.

Protection for Retail Clients

In 2018 ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) announced that it wanted to place certain restrictions on the CFD trading conditions that brokerage firms could provide to retail clients. The aim was to help protect inexperienced traders from significant or rapid loss. This protection included leverage caps, standardising account stop-out/liquidation levels, providing negative balance protection as well as prohibiting sign-up bonuses and similar incentives. These measures have since become permanently adopted by all European regulators including CySEC.

XGLOBAL has implemented all these measures for it retail client base while continuing to provide our well-informed and experienced client base the ability to trade as they desire by categorizing them as professional.