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If you qualify for Professional Client status, our account for experienced traders may be for you.
An eToro client who meets certain criteria can opt to become a Professional Client. This is a regulatory status available for experienced traders and financial professionals who are permitted to employ more advanced strategies in managing their portfolios.
A Retail Client is subject to more restrictions than a Professional Client but receives more protections by law. A Professional Client may be exposed to higher risk, and therefore must act with greater responsibility and accountability, but receives access to more features than a Retail Client.
To understand the full legal description of client categorization, visit the eToro regulations page and refer to the “Client Categorization” section.
You will retain your Retail Client status, which is the default status for all eToro users.
Retail Clients receive access to all our trading assets and can trade both manually or via Copy Trade (subject to suitability). However, Retail Clients’ leverage is restricted. Retail Clients receive certain protections such as coverage by the Investor Compensation Fund and recourse to the Financial Ombudsman Service. Furthermore, they receive negative balance protection and margin closeout restrictions.
Yes. You must first open a standard eToro account before applying for Professional Client status. If you already have an account with us, and have checked your eligibility, you can apply for Professional Client status immediately.