Charles Schwab vs E*TRADE compared

Your expert:
Adam Nasli
Your expert:
Adam Nasli
Charles Schwab
E*TRADE
Key differences
  • Customer service score
    4.7
    /5
  • Account opening score
    5.0
    /5
  • Research score
    4.3
    /5
  • Customer service score
    2.9
    /5
  • Account opening score
    4.4
    /5
  • Research score
    4.8
    /5
Recommended for
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
Fees
Fees score
US stock fee
EURUSD spread
US index options fee
S&P 500 CFD spread
Withdrawal fee
Deposit fee
Inactivity fee
Safety
Top-tier regulators
Foundation date
Investor protection
Deposit and Withdrawal
Minimum deposit
Bank transfer for deposit
Bank transfer for withdrawal
Credit/debit for deposit
Credit/debit for withdrawal
PayPal for deposit
Wise for deposit
Revolut for deposit
Other electronic wallets
Platform and Experience
Mobile platform score
Web platform score
MT4 available
MT5 available
Customer service score
Account opening score

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Charles Schwab's service is on par with E*TRADE's and a comparison of their fees shows that Charles Schwab's fees are similar to E*TRADE's.

Account opening takes somewhat less effort at Charles Schwab compared to E*TRADE, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at Charles Schwab, while customer service quality is better than E*TRADE's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Charles Schwab as somewhat worse than the platform of E*TRADE, found that clients have access to about the same number of markets and products with Charles Schwab, while E*TRADE provides somewhat better research and education.

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