Compare Charles Stanley Direct vs TMGM


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

Charles Stanley Direct vs TMGM
overall rating
4.5
4.3
overall pros
  • Low fund fees
  • Great customer service
  • Easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Low forex fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Free deposit and withdrawal
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited education materials
  • Basic research tools
  • Slim product portfolio
  • Limited research and educational tools
  • No negative balance protection
fees
3.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fund fees
  • Average stock and ETF fees
4.5
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity 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
4.3
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Minor currencies not 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
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
1.9
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
1.5
  • Strategy Tester for automated trading
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Phone support problematic
education
2.0
  • Glossary of terms
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
1.5
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No 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
  • Regulated by the top-tier ASIC
  • No negative balance protection
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • No investor proection by regulators
recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the UK market Forex traders who prefer the MetaTrader platform
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