Professional Trading

Gain access to benefits and features not available to retail clients. 


(Professional clients lose certain investor protections including negative balance protection, which means your losses can exceed your deposit.)

Call  020 7638 6996  or email  newaccounts@guardianstockbrokers.com  to discuss opening a trading account.

Are you eligible for a professional trading account?

To quality as a professional trader you would need to be able to meet two of the following eligibility criteria.

  • Have you placed 10 relevant trades of a significant size per quarter in the last year? 

  • Does your financial instrument portfolio exceed €500,000?

  • Do you, or have you, worked in the financial sector for at least one year?

Why use Guardian Stockbrokers professional trading account?

Open your professional trading account now

Dedicated relationship manager

Easy-to-use platforms

Huge range of markets

Multi Award Winning

Premium services

​Trusted and regulated


Benefits and considerations of having a professional trading account

Professional clients can benefit from:

Cash rebates

If you trade large volumes you can receive a rebate on your charges back to you each month. 

Lower margin rates

Trade on 17,000 markets.

Collateral facility

Use up to 95% of your share collateral as margin.

Access to additional products  Ability to trade restricted  products.

Lower margins

Professional clients need to consider

Higher leverage

ESMA believe this could lead to poor outcomes. 

Sophisticated Language

As a professional client we will assume that you are sophisticated enough to understand more complex language.

Assumed experience

Professional clients are expected to have a higher level of knowledge and understanding than a retail customer.

No Negative balance protection

Trade on 17,000 markets.

Professional trading account FAQs

Question:  What is the difference between a standard retail trading account and a professional account?



Standard accounts require you have more margin to open positions. Standard accounts offer negative balance protection, which means you will never lose more than is in your account.

Question:  What protections will I not get?



Negative balance. Negative balance protections are not applied to professional clients. This means you have an obligation to make payments in order to bring negative balances back to zero.

Sophisticated language. When we communicate with you we may use more sophisticated language than we would with a retail client.

Knowledge and experience. We will assume that you have a certain level of knowledge and experience in leveraged products.

Best execution. When transacting for retail clients we must priorities overall price and cost. In the case of professionals we will take into account factors such as speed of execution and how likely the trade will be executed.    


Guardian Stockbroker reviews

Paul Daniel


Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I could not more highly recommend Guardian Stockbrokers, everyone has been brilliant. The attentiveness, training and technical detail provided, has enabled a fast track learning and an ability to manage the portfolio in a way that would far exceed my own capabilities. It is almost as though they own the positions themselves; via their due-diligence and proactive manner of continuous monitoring. Above and Beyond.

Darren Lewis


Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Professional and proactive I’m really happy that they were recommended to me.
I would recommend Guardian Stockbrokers.

Tabrez Ahmad


I've known Guardian Stockbrokers since their inception.

When dealing with trading, you want to work with people that are professional, personable and trustworthy.

Guardian Stockbrokers are all of the above.

I'd recommend them any day!

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Dedicated relationship manager

Easy-to-use platforms

Huge range of markets

Multi Award Winning

Premium services

​Trusted and regulated



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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit.


All trading involves risk.

The value of shares, ETFs and ETCs bought through a share dealing account, a stocks and shares ISA or a SIPP can fall as well as rise, which could mean getting back less than you originally put in. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The information on this site is not directed at residents of the United States, Belgium or any particular country outside the UK and is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.

Guardian Stockbrokers Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 492519).

Registered office: 14 City Road, London EC1Y 2AA. Registered in England and Wales. Company No. 06756375.