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DEGIRO vs Charles Stanley Direct 2020

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Is Charles Stanley Direct better than DEGIRO? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 40 different variables, DEGIRO is better than Charles Stanley Direct. DEGIRO offers shares trading significantly cheaper than its competitors, charging only £1.75 + 0.022% per trade, with a maximum charge of £5.00. Low fees aside, DEGIRO lags competitors in fundamental research, education, and does not offer ISA or SIPP accounts.

Overall Rating

Feature DEGIRO Charles Stanley Direct
Overall 3.5 3
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Trading Fees

Feature DEGIRO Charles Stanley Direct
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.022% £11.50
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.022% (Maximum £ 5.00) £11.50
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.022% (Maximum £ 5.00) £11.50
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0% 0.25%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
€ 2.00 + 0.068% £11.50
ETFs - Fee
€2 + 0.038% £11.50
Investment Trusts - Fee
€ 7.50 + 0.10% +.2% annually £11.50
Telephone Dealing Fee*
€ 10.00 + 0.10% per order £25.00
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature DEGIRO Charles Stanley Direct
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
23 19
Charting - Drawing Tools
0 1
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
No Yes
Platform & Tools 3 3
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Research

Feature DEGIRO Charles Stanley Direct
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No No
Research - ETFs
No No
Research - Bonds
No No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No Yes
Research 1 3
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Investments

Feature DEGIRO Charles Stanley Direct
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
No No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
No Yes
Offering of Investments 3.5 3.5
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Education

Feature DEGIRO Charles Stanley Direct
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes No
Has Education - Funds
No No
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
No No
Education 3.5 2.5

Overall

Feature DEGIRO Charles Stanley Direct
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Overall 3.5 3
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Our UK.StockBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 12 different share dealing accounts for buying shares online in the UK. In total, 46 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare Charles Stanley Direct vs DEGIRO.

To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for dealing in the UK. It's important to note that not only is there the cost to place the trade, but most share dealing brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We assessed both to provide a single star rating for cost. DEGIRO is a better option with a 5.00 star rating over Charles Stanley Direct's 3.50 star rating.

Further breaking down costs, we analyzed four different trading scenarios. For all four scenarios, we are assuming a £30,000 portfolio for custody fees.

Scenario 1 - If you make 1 trade a month, or 12 per year, the fees with DEGIRO wold be £34.68 and the fees with Charles Stanley Direct would be .

Scenario 2 - 3 trades per month, for a total of 36 trades per year. DEGIRO would charge £104.04 while Charles Stanley Direct would charge .

Scenario 3 - 120 trades per year, or 10 trades per month. DEGIRO charges £346.8 and Charles Stanley Direct charges .

Scenario 4 - If you make 20 trades a month, or 240 per year, the fees with DEGIRO wold be £693.6 and the fees with Charles Stanley Direct would be .

Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to popular tools and features investors prefer in the UK. Account access is certainly at the top of the list, and Charles Stanley Direct supports ISA, ISA - Junior and SIPP while DEGIRO supports none of these. Looking at charting, the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available are important as well as stock alerts. Charles Stanley Direct boasts an offering of 1 charting tools compared to DEGIRO's 0 available charting tools. DEGIRO boasts an offering of 23 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to Charles Stanley Direct's 19 available indicators. Charles Stanley Direct makes basic stock alerts available to clients, while DEGIRO does not. Finally, for conducting research while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Neither Charles Stanley Direct and DEGIRO offer fund research reports.

Overall, between Charles Stanley Direct and DEGIRO, DEGIRO is the winner.

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/15/2020 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The UK.StockBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest pricing data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

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