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TD Ameritrade's service is on par with Charles Schwab's and a comparison of their fees shows that TD Ameritrade's fees are similar to Charles Schwab's.
Account opening takes somewhat more effort at TD Ameritrade compared to Charles Schwab, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at TD Ameritrade, while customer service quality is similar to Charles Schwab's.
Our experts rated the trading platform of TD Ameritrade as somewhat better than the platform of Charles Schwab, found that clients have access to slightly more markets and products with TD Ameritrade, while Charles Schwab provides somewhat lower-quality research and education.
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