Compare Charles Stanley Direct vs FxPro


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

Charles Stanley Direct vs FxPro
overall rating
4.5
4.1
overall pros
  • Low fund fees
  • Great customer service
  • Easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Low forex and stock index CFD fees
  • Superb account opening process
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited education materials
  • Basic research tools
  • Only CFDs and forex
  • High trading fees for some stock CFDs
  • Inactivity fee
fees
3.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fund fees
  • Average stock and ETF fees
3.0
  • Low forex fees
  • Low stock index fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • Higher CFD fees on some markets
account opening
4.7
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Available only to UK residents
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Few minor account currencies accepted
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
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Poor design
mobile trading platform
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
  • Confusing search function
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Outdated design
  • Search function could be improved
markets and products
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
1.5
  • Forex
  • CFD
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Available in local languages
  • No 24/7 support
education
2.0
  • Glossary of terms
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • 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
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by top-tier FCA
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the UK market Forex and CFD traders looking for a broker with great account opening and familiar with MetaTrader platform
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