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  1. Thanks - I did this but all it does is explain the benefits of being a professional client; it does not specify the criteria. Could someone from IG (possibly ?) explain in detail what criteria have to be met to become a professional client with IG? Any information or advice would be most welcome. ....and to reiterate, the 'learn more' tab on My IG does not specify the criteria for professional client status, only the benefits, so please don't direct me there. Many thanks
  2. - good point, MT4 isn't a bad option for charting. Personally I prefer PRT, but now you mention it MT4 does have some nice features. For my purposes, however, I need sub 1m timeframes (10 seconds is ideal) and that's why PRT was useful. - to answer a question you posed to another poster earlier in this thread, re why some users prefer PRT over IG's native charts: the ability to select your own timeframe period in PRT is definitely a major reason. For example in PRT one has the option of "x seconds" (or x minutes/hours/etc). As I say, 10 seconds is a perfect timeframe for me. IG's charts do offer granularity down to tick and 1 second data, but that's too fine a detail; a user defined period based on seconds, (/minutes /hours) would be nice. Also, PRT's chart drawing objects are far superior to IG's. In direct comparison, IG's charts have a greater footprint and overheard in terms of memory and CPU, respectively. Therefore if one has several charts open they quickly begin to hog system resources; PRT is much lighter in this respect. In summary IG's native browser-based charts are fine enough but PRT is far superior (but then again, it's a dedicated charting package, so no shame on IG charts). I'm still very annoyed and disappointed with IG's conduct re the PRT charting rebate (changing the rules on a whim without reasonable prior notification), but would grudgingly pay £30 per month if it is still an option. My respect, trust and loyalty to IG has since been irrecoverably lost over this matter. I certainly won't be recommending IG.
  3. umd: I'm not IG staff but if my case is anything to go by then yes, a few months of decreased activity will have your PRT access curtailed at a day (or so) notice (*even if you do make the 4 trade p/m minimum*) To IG: maybe you should explicitly state and explain the new rules about PRT minimum trading/£ frequency on your website so new clients know exactly what it is expected of them (in £s and in no. of trades) - it all seems very ad hoc and discriminatory.
  4. As per the OP I was surprised/ outraged/ gobsmacked/etc to have my PRT access cut with pretty much no notice period (2 business days). Over the last 12 months I gave IG more than enough business to pay for PRT for a lifetime - not to mention over the last 6+ years I've been a client - but just because in the last 4 months I only met the minimum 4 trade p/m criteria I find the "rules have been changed". So, IG, do you want me to trade more or less? If more then don't cut off PRT access. The recent PRT "rule change" is really slimy, nasty and short sighted, and just more grist to my current IG mill.
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