Compare Charles Stanley Direct vs Passfolio


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

Charles Stanley Direct vs Passfolio
overall rating
4.5
4.1
overall pros
  • Low fund fees
  • Great customer service
  • Easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Free US stock and ETF trading
  • Great mobile platform
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited education materials
  • Basic research tools
  • Limited product portfolio focusing on US markets
  • Deposit is not user-friendly
  • Missing web and desktop platforms
fees
3.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fund fees
  • Average stock and ETF fees
5.0
  • Free stock and ETF trading for products priced above $5
  • No account opening and maintenance fees
account opening
4.7
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Available only to UK residents
5.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Verification in 15 minutes
  • Verification can be buggy on desktop
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
1.5
  • No deposit fee
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • Not user-friendly
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
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
2.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Crypto
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
1.5
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
3.5
  • Relevant answers
  • Fast email support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Couldn't reach phone support on multiple occasions
education
2.0
  • Glossary of terms
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
2.5
  • Quality educational texts
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • 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
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • 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 Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the US stock market
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