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CFDs & spread bets are complex instruments & come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 73% of Retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs & spread bets with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work & whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.


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Professional trading. Personally tailored.

 

Our professional accounts will provide you with a personalised customer service, ensuring we understand your requirements and tailor our services to your trading strategies.

 

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It is important that you are aware of the risks when requesting to elect to be categorised as a professional client. You will lose the following protections that are provided to retail clients:

Negative balance protection

 

You will not benefit from the zero balance protections that are afforded to retail clients. It is possible to incur losses that exceed deposits, and should your account go into deficit you will have the obligation to deposit additional funds to cover any deficit balance.

Leverage

 

Professional accounts will not be subject to leverage restrictions imposed by the FCA, as a result it is important to understand the risks as trading with increased levels of leverage which are not suitable for Retail clients can work against you and magnify trading losses.

Risk Warnings

 

As you are expected to have an increased level of knowledge and understanding, we may not provide you with risk warnings which we would provide to Retail clients.

Sophisticated Language

 

We may use more sophisticated language in our communications to Professional clients.

Become a professional client

To open a professional account with us you must be categorised as an elective professional client and meet two or more of the following criteria:


Have traded leveraged products on average at least 10 trades in significant sizes over the last four quarters.

Have a financial instrument portfolio exceeding €500k.

Have worked in the financial sector for at least a year, performing a role which requires knowledge or experience in leveraged products.

You will be required to provide supporting evidence for two of the three criteria.

 

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Trading Rebates

 

We offer trading volume rebates across our wide range of asset classes. If your total notional trade value in any asset class during a calendar month meets the minimum required, you will receive a rebate. Dependent on the total volume you trade, your rebate will be calculated in accordance with the rates and tiers set out below. Your rebate is added to your account as cash at the start of the next calendar month. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

FX and Bullion

National USD in million Rebate per million
Tier 1 25 – <80 US$5.00
Tier 2 80 – <200 US$8.00
Tier 3 200 or above US$12.00

 

Indices

National USD in million Rebate per million
Tier 1 40 – <100 US$2.00
Tier 2 100 – <200 US$5.00
Tier 3 200 or above US$8.00

 

Commodities (excluding bullion)

National USD in million Rebate per million
Tier 1 3 – <10 US$5.00
Tier 2 10 – <20 US$8.00
Tier 3 20 or above US$10.00

For example
If you have traded in both FX and Indices during the same month:

 

FX

 

Your total monthly CFD or spread betting trade value for FX will need to be at least $25m to qualify for rebates. Once you reach this level, you will earn either $5, $8 or $12 depending on which tier you achieve for every $1m you trade throughout the month.

Volume rebate example calculation:


If your total FX trade value in the month is $150m, you achieve tier 2.


The tier 2 rebate rate is $8 for every $1m you trade in the month.


Your monthly volume rebate is $1,200 (150 x $8).

 

Indices

 

If during the same month your trade value for indices is $30m, you would also qualify for a tier 2 rebate of $5 per million traded. This is because you have met the threshold for tier 2 in FX, even though you have not met the minimum volume threshold in indices. In addition to your FX rebate, the calculation for your indices rebate would be as follows:


If your total indices trade value in the month is $30m, you achieve tier 2 (as you achieved this tier on your FX trading for the month).


The tier 2 rebate rate is $5 for every $1m you trade in the month.


Your monthly volume rebate is $150 (30 x $5).

 

Total rebate for the calendar month = $1,200 + $150 = $1,350

Professional FAQs

How will spread betters and CFD traders leverage be restricted?

The Financial Conduct Authority has implemented permanent rules limiting the leverage available to retail clients to between 30:1 and 2:1, as spread betting and CFD products are considered restricted speculative investments, and higher leverage rates are not suitable for the majority of retail clients. These restrictions will not apply to Professional clients and therefore it is important that you understand the risks, as trading with increased levels of leverage can work against you as it can magnify trading losses.

What is included in my financial instrument portfolio?

Financial instruments that count towards your portfolio size include shares, derivatives (only available cash deposits or profits realised from investing in derivatives), debt instruments and cash deposits. It does not include property portfolios, direct commodity ownership or notional values of leveraged instruments.

What if I get declined from opening a professional client account?

Don’t worry. Even with a Standard Account, ADSS gives you the opportunity to trade thousands of products through our platforms, complemented with excellent customer service.

What is considered a ‘significant trade’ size?

Significant size is determined by taking into consideration the notional value of individual asset classes, as follows:

Equities £10k per trade

Indices/Commodities £50k per trade

Treasuries/FX £75k per trade

Do ADSS professional clients keep any of the same protections that are afforded to retail clients?

As with a Retail account, ADSS will hold your funds in a segregated client money bank account. You are also eligible for Financial Services Compensation Scheme protection on up to £85,000 that you hold with us. You have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service if you aren’t satisfied with the outcome of a complaint to us. You can request to be re-categorised at any time if you want a higher level of regulatory protection.

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CFDs and Spreadbets are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 73% of Retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs and Spread Bets 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.

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