Compare Charles Stanley Direct vs Tickmill


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

Charles Stanley Direct vs Tickmill
overall rating
4.5
4.5
overall pros
  • Low fund fees
  • Great customer service
  • Easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Low forex fees
  • Fast and easy account opening
  • Free deposit and withdrawal
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited education materials
  • Basic research tools
  • Only forex and CFDs
  • Trading platforms with outdated design
  • Basic news feeds
fees
3.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fund fees
  • Average stock and ETF fees
4.2
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average CFD fees
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
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Few account base currencies
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
  • Poor design
markets and products
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
1.4
  • Forex
  • CFD
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
3.3
  • Autochartist integrated
  • Great analysis written by Tickmill experts
  • Superb economic calendar
  • Poor design of charting tools
  • Limited news feed
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • 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
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Platform videos are not categorized
  • 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
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the UK market Forex traders looking for low fees and prefer MetaTrader 4 platform
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