Charles Stanley Direct app

As more and more traders and investors use their smartphones as their primary trading platform, it is increasingly important that brokers come up with easy to use apps that can match the functionality of the desktop platforms.

In this article we'll check whether Charles Stanley Direct's mobile app ticks all the boxes.

Overall, we rate the user friendliness of the app as better than average.

Charles Stanley Direct mobile app vs. similar brokers
Charles Stanley Direct Hargreaves Lansdown DEGIRO
Mobil app rating (5 is the best) 4.0 stars 3.9 stars 4.4 stars
Is the app easy to use? Great Great Great
2-step authentication possible? Yes No Yes
Biometric authentication possible? Yes Yes Yes

We're going to look at order types, price alerts, search functions, so all the little details that make a trading app user-friendly or downright cumbersome. Should you prefer to read our full review that include fees, deposit options, and other platforms (like web and desktop) then skip to Charles Stanley Direct's full review.

Charles Stanley Direct app

Charles Stanley Direct app
Our major checklist for the Charles Stanley Direct app

Let's start with the search functions. While this might be up to personal taste, we use a 3-star rating here. While most brokers do OK here, there are some bad apples out there. For example if you start typing 'Emerging markets', will the software find all the Emerging markets ETFs for you, even if their name doesn't start with the word Emerging? If you only ever traded US stocks, and start typing Apple, will the AI show you the Apple stock or the obscure Irish stock Applegreen?

Charles Stanley Direct could improve in this area (only 2 stars) but it might be OK in most use cases.

Charles Stanley Direct checklist
Charles Stanley Direct Hargreaves Lansdown DEGIRO
Search functions are OK? Mid-range Great Great
Price alerts in the app No No No
2-step authentication possible? Yes No Yes
Biometric authentication possible? Yes Yes Yes
Confirmation after successful trade Yes Yes Yes

And yes, you can use a third-party app to set up alerts when a certain price level is reached, but isn't it much easier when it's done right in the app?

Charles Stanley Direct app search functions

Charles Stanley Direct app
Checklist for nice to have features

It might be a deal-breaker for some if you can't set up a trailing stop limit and we totally get it. On the other hand, some people couldn't care less about that and also don't get excited if the app is available in 25 languages. Anyway, here is our minor checklist:

Charles Stanley Direct has these order types available in their app: Market, Limit.

At Charles Stanley Direct you can use the following order temrs & expiry in the app: Good 'til day (GTD).

The languages the mobile app of Charles Stanley Direct currently supports are as follows: English.

Charles Stanley Direct app
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Author of this article

Gergely Korpos

Author of this article

Gergely is the co-founder and CPO of Brokerchooser. His aim is to make personal investing crystal clear for everybody. Gergely has 10 years of experience in the financial markets. He concluded thousands of trades as a commodity trader and equity portfolio manager.

Gergely Korpos

Co-founder, CPO

Gergely is the co-founder and CPO of Brokerchooser. His aim is to make personal investing crystal clear for everybody. Gergely has 10 years of experience in the financial markets. He concluded thousands of trades as a commodity trader and equity portfolio manager.

Everything you find on BrokerChooser is based on reliable data and unbiased information. We combine our 10+ years finance experience with readers feedback. Read more about our methodology

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