Pepperstone Pro

Trading as a Pepperstone Pro

Upgrade to wholesale client status as a Pepperstone Pro and maintain your current leverage as well as our award-winning service,  fast execution speeds, raw spreads and low commissions.

Upgrade to Pro

Pepperstone Pro benefits

Maintain access to higher leverage

in the event of regulatory changes.

Smart Trader Tools

You get access Smart Trader Tools package which includes 28 indicators and expert advisors for MT4 and MT5, designed to help you manage your risk and take your trading to the next level.

Margin close-out level at 20%

Keep your margin close-out level at 20% on MT4 and MT5, and 50% on cTrader

VIP access and offers

to enhance your trading experience.


with continued segregated funds in tier one banks.

Dedicated service

from your own client manager here to support you.

Pepperstone Pro account leverage

A Pepperstone Pro account enables you more flexibility on leverage.

InstrumentProfessional leverageRetail leverage
Major forex pairsUp to 500:130:1
Minor forex pairsUp to 500:120:1
Major stock market indicesUp to 200:120:1
Minor stock market indicesUp to 100:110:1
GoldUp to 500:120:1
OilUp to 100:110:1
Other commoditiesUp to 50:110:1
CryptocurrenciesUp to 20:12:1
Equities or other assetsUp to 20:15:1

What is Pepperstone Pro?

In Australia, clients are categorised as either retail or wholesale clients under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

There are a few different ways wholesale clients are assessed but we use the term ‘Pepperstone Pro’ for clients who meet any of the tests and are approved.

If you're approved and classified as a Pepperstone Pro, retail trading restrictions won't apply to you. 

It's important to note that you will lose some retail-only protections if you become Pepperstone Pro, so you do need to consider this in your decision.

What do I lose if I become a Pepperstone Pro?

As a Pepperstone Pro, the following restrictions won't apply to you:

  • lower leverage implemented;
  • compulsory margin close-out at 50%;
  • retail negative balance protection
  • retail disclosure information

We’re not required under the Corporations Act to provide wholesale clients with access to our Internal Dispute Resolution process but we’ll still make this service available to you at no cost.

While you can still access the external dispute resolution provider Australian Financial Complaints Authority (‘AFCA’), you may be treated differently given your status as an experienced wholesale investor and your matter may be excluded at AFCA’s discretion.

The risks and other important information are detailed in the Wholesale Client Information Statement.

Eligibility criteria

Pepperstone Pro is only available to wholesale clients. To enjoy all the benefits of Pepperstone Pro, you’ll need to meet one of the following eligibility criteria below.

Even if you meet these requirements, in some circumstances, we may still choose to not grant you Pepperstone Pro status.

Sophisticated Investor Test1 Wealth Test2
Criteria 1

Demonstrate your knowledge by completing our short, online Knowledge Quiz
Criteria 1 

Minimum net assets of AUD$2.5 million3
Criteria 2

You’ve traded leveraged FX or CFDs 20 times per quarter for at least 4 quarters in the preceding 2 years with a notional value of AUD$50,000 or more


Work or have worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional position which requires knowledge of FX or CFDs
Criteria 2

Minimum gross income AUD$250,000 for each of the last 2 years3
If you’re eligible, it’s simple:
1. Log into your Secure Client Area

2. Select Pepperstone Pro in the top right-hand-side of the screen 

3. Select 'Start Sophisticated Investor Application'

4. Pass the Knowledge Quiz, and provide evidence of your trading experience or sufficient work experience in the financial sector
1. Log into your Secure Client Area.

2. Select Pepperstone Pro in the top right-hand-side of the screen                                                                                                                                  
3. Select 'Start Wealth Application'                        

4. You’ll be asked to submit proof of eligibility as certified by your accountant                                                                                               

1An eligible client that meets the requirements of the Sophisticated Investor test is someone who we believe has previous experience that allows them to assess:

  • the merits of the product or service; and
  • the value of the product or service; and
  • the risks associated with holding the product; and
  • the client's own information needs; and
  • the adequacy of the information given by the licensee; and
  • Requests that Pepperstone consider my experience for the purposes of becoming a Sophisticated Investor as defined under 761GA Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘the Act’) by completing and returning the Sophisticated Investor Acknowledgement form.

2Clients that qualify as being treated as wholesale clients pursuant to section 761G(7)(c) of the Corporations Act 2001. 

3Accountants certificate - 2 year expiry

Frequently asked questions

Trading as a Pepperstone Pro

Upgrade to wholesale client status as a Pepperstone Pro and maintain your current leverage as well as our award-winning service, fast execution, raw spreads and low commissions.