Compare Charles Stanley Direct vs Interactive Investor


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

Charles Stanley Direct vs Interactive Investor
overall rating
4.4
4.6
overall pros
  • Low fund fees
  • Great customer service
  • Easy deposit and withdrawal
  • User-friendly web trading platform
  • Fast and easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited education
  • Basic reserach tools
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic charting and analytic tools
  • Monthly account fee
fees
3.9
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fund fees
  • Average stock and ETF fees
3.4
  • Low fund fees
  • Regular investments are free
  • Monthly account fee
account opening
4.9
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Available only for UK residents
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Only UK residents accepted
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
  • No deposit fee
  • Free withdrawal in GBP or EUR
  • No credit/Debit card withdrawal
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
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
3.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
2.6
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
research
3.1
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
3.0
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • Technical Insights for some stocks
  • Limited interactive charting
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
1.0
  • Glossary of terms
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • 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 investors focusing on the UK market
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