Compare Charles Schwab vs EasyEquities


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

Charles Schwab vs EasyEquities
overall rating
4.9
4.0
overall pros
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Outstanding research
  • Great customer service
  • Low trading fees and non-trading fees
  • Excellent educational materials
  • Easy and fully digital account opening
overall cons
  • High fees for some mutual funds
  • Only US/Canada markets available
  • Poor customer service
  • Basic research tools
  • Limited product selection
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
4.0
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Deposit fee for credit/debit cards
account opening
4.4
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • $25,000 minimum deposit for non-US clients
3.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow account verification
deposit and withdrawal
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • High fee for wire (bank transfer) withdrawals
3.6
  • Free withdrawal
  • Credit/debit cards accepted for ZAR accounts
  • Fee charged for credit/debit card deposit
  • Electronic wallets not accepted
web trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3.2
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No 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
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
  • No Touch/Face ID login
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
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Bundles (pre-defined portfolios)
research
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Trading ideas for stocks and ETFs
  • Hard to navigate among research tools
1.3
  • Great analysis
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No email support
0.5
  • Great email support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
  • Low-quality phone support
education
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Not well-structured
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Quality educational texts
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
  • Parent company listed on JSE
  • Regulated by the top-tier ASIC
  • No investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors and traders looking for solid research, low fees and great customer service Long-term investors focusing on stocks and ETFs
×