Compare Capital.com vs Charles Stanley Direct


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Capital.com stacks up against Charles Stanley Direct!

Capital.com vs Charles Stanley Direct
overall rating
4.3
4.5
overall pros
  • Great account opening experience
  • Excellent customer support
  • Free deposit/withdrawal options
  • Low fund fees
  • Great customer service
  • Easy deposit and withdrawal
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High forex fees
  • No trading ideas and fundamental data
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited education materials
  • Basic research tools
fees
2.9
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High forex fees
  • High financing rate
3.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fund fees
  • Average stock and ETF fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
4.7
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Available only to UK residents
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Smaller currencies not available
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
3.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
mobile trading platform
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No Touch/Face ID login
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
  • Confusing search function
desktop trading platform
markets and products
2.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
research
3.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Quality news flow
  • User-friendly
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
2.0
  • Glossary of terms
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for great trading platform and customer service Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the UK market
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