Compare Charles Stanley Direct vs Vantage FX


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

Charles Stanley Direct vs Vantage FX
overall rating
4.4
4.2
overall pros
  • Low fund fees
  • Great customer service
  • Easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Low fees
  • Super fast account opening
  • Seamless deposit and withdrawal
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited education
  • Basic reserach tools
  • Limited product selection
  • Customer service could be improved
  • No investor protection
fees
3.9
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fund fees
  • Average stock and ETF fees
4.2
  • Low forex fees
  • Low stock index CFD fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High financing rate
  • High stock CFD fees
account opening
4.9
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Available only for 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
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal
  • International bank withdrawals (after the first one in each month) have a high 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
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
3.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
desktop trading platform
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
1.6
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
3.1
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Most tools are available only with $1,000 minimum account balance
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
2.8
  • Live chat available
  • Relevant answers on the phone
  • No 24/7 support
  • Mediocre email support
education
1.0
  • Glossary of terms
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
  • 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
  • Negative balance protection
  • No investor 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 and CFD traders familiar with the MetaTrader trading platforms
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