Compare Charles Stanley Direct vs Fidelity International


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

Charles Stanley Direct vs Fidelity International
overall rating
4.5
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fund fees
  • Great customer service
  • Easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Low fund fees and non-trading fees
  • User-friendly trading platform
  • Great research tools
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited education materials
  • Basic research tools
  • Limited product selection
  • High minimum deposit
  • Electronic wallets not available
fees
3.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fund fees
  • Average stock and ETF fees
4.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average stock and ETF fees
account opening
4.7
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Available only to UK residents
3.0
  • Fast
  • User-friendly
  • Fully online for most clients
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
  • Only for UK residents
  • Offline account opening for clients who cannot be verified electronically
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets not available
web trading platform
3.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
  • Confusing search function
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
2.0
  • Glossary of terms
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • No webinars
  • 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial regulator
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the UK market Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market
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