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Serious traders need serious trading conditions.


How do I know if I am eligible to become a ThinkMarkets Pro Account?

To be eligible to become a ThinkMarkets Pro client you need to meet at least one of the following:

You have net assets of A$2.5 million

When determining your net assets please remember to include the following:

  • Your home
  • Other properties
  • Superannuation
  • Shares, managed funds, bonds, savings
  • Vehicles, boats
  • Collectables or any other assets you own

You have gross income for each of the last two financial years of at least A$250,000

When determining your gross income please remember to include the following:

  • Salary
  • Dividends
  • Interest earned
  • Rent received

Not eligible for ThinkMarkets Pro?
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Don’t worry, you can still trade our extensive range of markets on our market leading platforms with lightning fast execution and outstanding value for money.

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Frequently asked questions

What are some of the differences between a ThinkMarkets retail trading account and a ThinkMarkets Pro account?

ThinkMarkets retail accounts are subject to regulatory restrictions and proposed protections afforded to retail clients such as maximum leverage ratio limits and margin close-out levels. ThinkMarkets Pro accounts are treated and classified as wholesales clients as defined in the Corporations Act 2001, as such they are not subject to retail restrictions and are assumed to have a certain level of knowledge and understanding. ThinkMarkets is also not required to give ThinkMarkets Pro clients a Product Services Guide or Financial Services Guide.

Where are my funds held?

All client funds are segregated from our own funds and held in top-tier Australian banks including Westpac and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Are there any tax implications?

No changes will apply to the tax status if you upgrade from a ThinkMarkets retail account to a ThinkMarkets Pro account.

How do I apply for a ThinkMarkets account?

It’s simple, you can create an account online in 3 easy steps here.

Does an accountant need to certify my eligibility?

Yes, an accountant will need to certify your eligibility, this is a requirement of the Corporations Act 2001. You can find an example here. If you do not have a qualified accountant, please contact us for a referral.

How do I know when I’ve been upgraded to a ThinkMarkets Pro account?

We’ll contact you by email to confirm when your application has been successful, we aim to do this within 24 hours of you submitting an upgrade.

What if I am not eligible for a ThinkMarkets Pro account?

You will still be able to trade with ThinkMarkets as a retail client with access to the same trading platforms and product range. ThinkMarkets prides itself on offering value for money to all its clients.

Can I talk to the team to discuss the ThinkMarkets Pro account?

Yes of course, you can call us on +61 3 9093 3400 or contact us via Live Chat or [email protected] to arrange a call back.

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Access over 1500 global markets including FX, indices, metals, energies, Share CFDs, ETFs and cryptocurrencies.

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High volume traders can access bespoke rates and rebates along with experienced account managers.

Client money protection

ThinkMarkets Pro account holder’s funds continue to be held in segregated accounts at tier-one banks including Westpac and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

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ThinkMarkets is regulated by some of the most trusted regulatory bodies including ASIC in Australia, FCA in the United Kingdom and the FSCA in South Africa.

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