Minimum account balance and deposit at Fidelity International

This article discusses what the minimum account balance (if required) and the minimum deposit (if required) at Fidelity International stand for. Find out in which cases you must have a minimum balance at Fidelity International.

Have you ever accidentally mixed up the minimum account balance with the minimum deposit? Rest assured, you’re not the only one. To prevent any confusion, we'll tell you what they are and how they differ from each other.

Fidelity International does not offer margin or derivative trading: you can’t trade stocks/ETFs on margin and derivative products, such as futures or options, are also unavailable. In this case, no minimum account balance is required, you only have to fund your regular brokerage account with the minimum deposit.

The minimum deposit is the minimum amount required for opening an online brokerage account. While some brokers do not require a minimum deposit, others do. The minimum deposit requirement means that you will need to transfer this amount to your brokerage account from your bank account in order to start trading. You can check the minimum deposit at Fidelity International here.

Minimum account balance at Fidelity International
Minimum account balance for stock/ETF margin trading

When trading stocks and ETFs on margin, the broker itself determines the minimum account balance you must always maintain in your Fidelity International margin account.

Minimum account balance at Fidelity International
Minimum account balance for derivative products

Fidelity International offers derivative products to its clients:

Minimum account balance at Fidelity International
Minimum amount to open an account at Fidelity International

The minimum amount needed to open a Fidelity International account is $1,240. You can see in the table below how this amount stacks up against the competitors of Fidelity International.

Minimum amount to open an account at Fidelity International vs its competitors
Fidelity International AJ Bell Youinvest Halifax
Minimum deposit $1,240 $0 $0

Minimum deposit is £50 a month with a regular savings plan (RSP), or £150 per quarter, £300 for every 6 months, or £600 for an annual RSP.

Minimum account balance at Fidelity International
Bottom line

Now you know what the minimum deposit and the minimum balance are at Fidelity International and you understand the difference between the two. If you want to dig deeper, read our article on margin calls and short selling.

The minimum deposit is the minimum amount required to open a new online broker account.

The minimum account balance is not relevant at Fidelity International as it doesn’t provide stock/ETF margin trading or derivative products.

Author of this article

Tamás Deme

Author of this article

Tamás believes in clear and simple writing that is accessible to everyone. He has almost 20 years of experience as a financial journalist, as well as an editor and proofreader. He previously worked at Interfax news agency and wrote about M&A deals for EMIS DealWatch.

Tamás Deme

Content Editor

Tamás believes in clear and simple writing that is accessible to everyone. He has almost 20 years of experience as a financial journalist, as well as an editor and proofreader. He previously worked at Interfax news agency and wrote about M&A deals for EMIS DealWatch.

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