Express Funded Account™ FAQ

Topstep® provides an alternative to the Funded Account® after completing the Trading Combine®. This option is called the Express Funded Account™. Only one funded-level account can be active at one time.

Is this available to everyone?

Currently, the Express Funded Account™ is a pilot program with limited seats so it is not available to everyone. We are hopeful of making this available to all traders sometime in the future but do not have a set timeline on when this would happen. However, we do still offer the Pro Account® which has lots of the same benefits, so if the Express Funded Account™ is not available we hope you are able to take advantage of the Pro Account®!

Can I switch to the live Funded Account at any time?

We want traders to get some good momentum in their Express Funded Account™. Therefore, you would not be able to move to a live account at any time. However, our Risk Managers are closely monitoring traders in the Express Funded Account™ and will reach out when they believe you should be moved to live. This will vary for each trader on a case-by-case basis based on performance and consistency.  

What are the fees?

There is no monthly charge for your Express Funded Account™. If your platform was free in the Trading Combine® it would be free in the Express Funded Account™ as well. If you were paying a monthly charge for your platform you would continue to pay that charge.

How long does it take to receive my Express Funded Account™?

You should receive your credentials within 1-2 business days after submitting your agreement. 

What are the rules for the Express Funded Account™? What happens if I break a rule?

The Express Funded Account™ rules are calculated the same as Step 2 of the Trading Combine®. There are no targets in the Express Funded Account™.

If you break a rule in the Express Funded Account™, you will receive a detailed email after the Trade Reports are updated with the next steps. Additional information about Rule Violations can be found here. 

How do I request a payout? 

Traders can request a payout of up to 50% of their account balance after accumulating five winning trading days per payout request. A winning trading day is counted when a day’s Net PNL is $100 or more. Additional information about the Express Funded Account™ Payout Policy can be found here. 

What Happens When I Transfer to the Live Markets?

When Topstep® determines that a trader has shown consistent success in the Express Funded Account™ you will receive an email to transfer to a live account. At that time, the Express Funded Account™ will be closed in order to transfer funds and open the live account.

The full balance of the Express Funded Account™ will be the starting balance of the subsequent live account. If you are eligible for a payout at the time of the transfer you can request a payout.

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