Compare Charles Stanley Direct vs Stake


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

Charles Stanley Direct vs Stake
overall rating
4.5
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fund fees
  • Great customer service
  • Easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited education materials
  • Basic research tools
  • Basic product portfolio
  • Limited availability of customer service
  • Lack of educational tools
fees
3.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fund fees
  • Average stock and ETF fees
4.8
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • No inactivity fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Withdrawal fee
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
3.7
  • Credit/Debit card available for AU, NZ customers
  • Only one account base currency
  • $2 withdrawal fee
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
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • 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
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
3.3
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Live market data
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Some research tools available only for premium account holders
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
0.4
  • Fast response time
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
2.0
  • Glossary of terms
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
0.5
  • Easy to understand
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational 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 investors looking for free US stocks/ETFs and a simple, easy to use trading platform
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