Dear Trader,

1st of January 2022 onwards, Vantage will be using the new domain vantagemarkets.com/en-au.

While vantagefx.com.au is still live, we encourage you to update your bookmarked URL, email address book, marketing hyperlinks, and visit vantagemarkets.com/en-au for the most up-to-date notifications, contents, promotions and queries support.

Do take note that as of 1st of February 2022, vantagefx.com.au will no longer be online.

Should you have any questions or require assistance from our team, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

Say hello to
Vantage Pro

With a Vantage Professional trading account
you will unlock higher leverage, faster execution
speeds and exclusive support.

Upgrade to Pro

Greater leverage

Leverage up to 500:1

Greater execution speeds

Greater execution speeds for most products to better trade the market

Exclusive support

Dedicated support staff to assist with trading needs

Please check your eligibility prior to application.

Things you should be aware of by upgrading to Pro

With a Vantage Professional (Pro) trading account (not available to retail clients), your funds will still be held in a segregated account and still be eligible for our offers and you will be eligible for negative balance protection. You will also be trading without ASIC’s imposed leverage restrictions.

However, you will forfeit the following protections as Pro account holder:

  • The provision of a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), Financial Services Guide (FSG) or any other relevant documents that Vantage will typically provide to retail clients.
  • The protections afforded under ASIC’s PIO measures for CFDs, including leverage restrictions
  • AFCA’s dispute resolution scheme for recourse.

Please also consider Vantage Global Prime’s Client Categorisation Notice, Wholesale Client Information Statement and Wholesale Client Terms and Conditions

Vantage Account Leverage

Vantage’s Pro trading account offers you more flexibility on leverage, even after ASIC’s Product Intervention Order (PIO) on 29 Mar 2021.

CFD Products
Category
Post the commencement of ASIC’s PIO
Retail Account Pro Account
Forex Major 30:1 Up to 500:1
Forex Minor 20:1 Up to 500:1
Gold 20:1 Up to 500:1
Commodities
(other than gold)
10:1 Up to 100:1
Indices Major 20:1 Up to 200:1
Indices Minor 10:1 Up to 200:1
Share CFDs 5:1 Up to 20:1

How much exposure will you be able to obtain after the changes?

If you placed $500 into the market*:

Retail Account Exposure

$15,000

Pro Account Exposure

$250,000

*Example is based on a FX major pair trade. Leverage may vary for each product.

Check your eligibility

You may be categorised as a wholesale client and apply for a Vantage Pro account if you meet either test:

Individual Wealth Test

Net assets of A$2.5 million1

- Net assets include your savings, home and land, investment properties, shares, superannuation and even your cars or boats.

-OR-

Gross income of A$250,000 for the last two consecutive financial years1

- Annual gross income for the last two consecutive financial years.

1 You will be required to produce a valid Accountant’s Certificate to prove your Net assets and/or Annual Gross income. You can obtain a template certificate from us here.

OR

Sophisticated Investor Test

Demonstrate your knowledge by finishing a short online quiz

-AND-

Traded at least 20 times per quarter2 (for any 4 quarters in the last 3 years)

-AND-

Traded at least $500,000 in notional value for each of the 4 quarters2

2 You can demonstrate this trading experience from another provider or from your own Vantage account or a combination of both.

How to apply

New Customer
Existing Customer
  • 1

    Sign up

    Apply for a Vantage live account.

  • 2

    Become Certified

    Apply for Pro and provide the necessary documents.

  • 3

    Start Trading

    Once approved, start trading with Vantage’s professional account.

Log in to your client portal and apply to Upgrade to Pro

Upgrade to Pro

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the differences between a Retail account and a Pro account?

    Everyone is a retail client unless they satisfy one of the requirements to be classified as a wholesale client under the Corporations Act 2001 Act (Corporations Act). Wholesale clients have different conditions available for trading to retail clients. This is because wholesale clients are expected to have a more sophisticated understanding of complex CFD products. Click here to view the key differences.

  • What if I am not eligible for a Pro trading account?

    If you are not eligible for a Pro trading account, you can still trade over 300 CFD products on our platforms as a Retail client. You can apply here for our Retail account.

  • How do I register for a Pro trading account?

    Check your eligibility for Pro account and apply here. You will need to submit your application and provide Vantage with documents and information to verify your eligibility.

Get in touch with us by email to [email protected] or call us on 1300 945 517. Alternatively, you can visit our Q&A page by clicking here.