Fidelity customer service

When you contact a broker, whether you are a beginner investor or an experienced trader, you’ll be looking for customer service that is fast and truly helpful. These qualities, in turn, will depend on the range of available channels and the relevance of their responses.

To be able to tell at a glance what you should expect from Fidelity’s customer service, we collected the following must-know information.

If you want to read our full review, including fees, deposit options and other platforms (like web and desktop) then skip to the Fidelity review.

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Customer service
3.9

Fidelity's customer service is good. They provide fast and relevant answers, but their live chat could see some improvements.
Pros Cons
Phone support No 24/7 support
Live chat Slow live chat
Fast response time

You can contact Fidelity via:

  • live chat
  • phone
  • email

The customer support is available in English.

When we tested it, Fidelity's live chat was really slow. There were usually about a dozen clients in the queue before us, and it took up to 20 minutes to get in contact with an operator. The relevancy of the answers was mostly OK.

Phone support is great. The customer support team was very helpful and gave relevant answers. The response time was OK, as an agent was connected within a few minutes.

Email support works well, too. We received relevant answers within 1 business day.

On the negative side, not all support services are available 24/7. For example, live chat is only available between 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekends).Fidelity review - Customer Service

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Check out our summary on Fidelity’s customer service compared with similar brokers, Merrill Edge and Ally Invest.

Fidelity customer service vs. similar brokers
Fidelity Merrill Edge Ally Invest
US stockbroker US discount broker US stockbroker
How fast was customer support when we tried? Fast Fast OK
Quality of Customer service answers Good Good OKish
Live chat available Yes Yes Yes
Phone available Yes Yes Yes
Email available Yes No Yes
24/7 availability No Yes Yes

Let's continue with a more detailed description of Fidelity’s customer service features.

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Available customer service channels at Fidelity

One of the most essential components of a well-functioning customer service is the number of channels through which you can reach out for help. Usually, the more communication platforms there are, the more likely it is that somebody will answer your questions in time.

You can get in touch with Fidelity in the following ways.

  • Live chat
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Please note that Fidelity is not available 24/7, so keep that in mind before reaching out for help with an issue that needs an immediate response.

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    Fidelity customer service quality

    We define the quality of a broker's customer service based on its response speed (e.g. if they answer the phone within a few minutes, it counts as quick, but if they make you wait a lot, that’s considered a poor response speed) and their response relevance (i.e. whether they provide a clear answer to your questions or an ambiguous one that needs further clarification).

    Response speed at Fidelity

    Live chat

    Fidelity’s live chat speed could be improved. They usually take more than 5 minutes to respond, which may well be enough for you to start guessing the answer on your own!

    Phone

    On the phone, Fidelity is real quick. They’re at your disposal within a minute, so prepare your questions in advance.

    Email

    Fidelity is quite unpredictable. Sometimes answers come pretty fast, but getting feedback only after 2 days is also not unheard of.

    Response relevance at Fidelity

    Live chat

    Fidelity’s live chat is a bit of a hit-and-miss when it comes to clarity in answering your questions, so you'd better prepare for another round of research.

    Phone

    On the phone Fidelity provides all the necessary information in an easily comprehensible way, paying attention to your concerns and giving the right answers.

    Email

    You’re in the right place for further information. Via email, Fidelity provides you with all the necessary answers to your questions, getting back to you with a detailed and clear summary.

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    Fidelity customer service bottomline

    Overall, Fidelity's customer service could be improved in multiple areas. To check out how similar brokers fare compared with Fidelity, use our broker comparison tool here.

    Author of this article

    Ádám Nasli

    Author of this article

    Ádám is a motivated finance expert with over two years of experience in banking and investment, and a professional degree in this field. He's eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible.

    Ádám Nasli

    Broker Expert

    Ádám is a motivated finance expert with over two years of experience in banking and investment, and a professional degree in this field. He's eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible.

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