Compare Charles Schwab vs Davy Select


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

Charles Schwab vs Davy Select
overall rating
4.9
2.9
overall pros
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Outstanding research
  • Great customer service
  • Fast and helpful customer service
  • High-quality reserach tools
  • Great educational materials
overall cons
  • High fees for some mutual funds
  • Only US/Canada markets available
  • High trading fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Only bank transfers for deposit and withdrawal
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
0.5
  • No fee for withdrawals in Irealand
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High bond fees
  • High inactivity fee
account opening
4.4
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • $25,000 minimum deposit for non-US clients
1.0
  • User-friendly
  • Many account types
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
deposit and withdrawal
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • High fee for wire (bank transfer) withdrawals
2.3
  • No deposit fee
  • Free withdrawals in Ireland
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High fee for international withdrawals
  • Limited number of account currencies
web trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
mobile trading platform
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
3.3
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
research
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Trading ideas for stocks and ETFs
  • Hard to navigate among research tools
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No email support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Not well-structured
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Long track record
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and traders looking for solid research, low fees and great customer service Investors focusing on Irish and UK markets
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