Compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs Charles Schwab


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how AJ Bell Youinvest stacks up against Charles Schwab!

AJ Bell Youinvest vs Charles Schwab
overall rating
4.6
4.8
overall pros
  • Fast account opening
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • Great customer service
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Outstanding research
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product offer
  • Basic technical research tools
  • High fees for some mutual funds
  • Only US/Canada markets available
  • Poorly-structured educational platform
fees
3.1
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low mutual fund fees
  • Custody fee
  • Average stock fees
4.4
  • Free stock/ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free
  • Low non-trading fees
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only to UK residents
4.4
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • $25,000 minimum deposit for non-US clients
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
  • Bank transfer is not available for one-off deposits
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • High fee for wire (bank transfer) withdrawals
web trading platform
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
4.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Only for Windows
markets and products
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bonds via phone order
3.3
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Trading ideas for stocks and ETFs
  • Hard to navigate among research tools
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No email support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
  • Not well-structured
3.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Not well-structured
  • High level of investor protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Beginners and investors with small and medium portfolios focusing on the UK market Investors and traders looking for solid research, low fees and great customer service
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