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DEGIRO vs Charles Stanley Direct Review

Steve Miley

Published by Steve Miley


Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

After seven months and hundreds of hours of researching ten different share dealing brokers, the UK.StockBrokers.com team collected thousands of data points. To focus on two brokers, we will now compare Charles Stanley Direct vs DEGIRO.

First, we will compare the fees charged for dealing in the UK. There are two primary fees: the cost to place each trade and the monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee charged which varies depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We researched both to provide a single star rating for cost. DEGIRO is a better option with a 4.50 star rating over Charles Stanley Direct's 3.50 star rating.

Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Charles Stanley Direct supports ISA, ISA - Junior and SIPP while DEGIRO supports none of these. Next, some traders desire robust charting, so the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available, as well as stock alerts, are considered. DEGIRO trails Charles Stanley Direct by 1 total charting tools, with Charles Stanley Direct offering 1 and DEGIRO offering 0. 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 researching funds while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Neither Charles Stanley Direct and DEGIRO offer fund research reports.

Overall, DEGIRO boasts 3.50 stars versus Charles Stanley Direct's 3.00 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, both Charles Stanley Direct and DEGIRO found themselves without awards for Best in Class - Offering of Investments, Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research, Best in Class - Customer Service, Best in Class - Mobile Trading and Best in Class - Education in 2017.
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Overall
Commissions & Fees
Offering of Investments
Platform & Tools
Research
Education
MobileTrading
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
ETFs - Fee
Investment Trusts - Fee
Telephone Dealing Fee*
Share Trading
CFD Trading
Funds
ETFs
Bonds - Corporate
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Investment Trusts
Spread Betting
Banking Services
Advisor Services
Advantage
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
iPhone App
Android App
Stock Alerts
Charting - Indicators / Studies
Charting - Drawing Tools
Charting - Notes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Charting - Stock Overlays
Advantage
Research - Shares
Research - CFDs
Research - Funds
Fund Research - Research Reports
Research - ETFs
Research - Bonds
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Advantage
Has Education - Share Trading
Has Education - Funds
Has Education - Retirement
Client Webinars
Client Webinars (Archived)
Advantage
Overall
Advantage
DEGIRO
DEGIRO Review
 
3.5
4.5
3
3
1
0.5
3.5
 
£1.75
£1.75
£1.75
0%
N/A
£1.75
£0.00
N/A
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
23
0
No
Yes
No
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Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
No
 
3.5
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Charles Stanley Direct
Charles Stanley Direct Review
 
3
3.5
3.5
3
3
2.5
3.5
 
£11.50
£11.50
£11.50
0.25%
£11.50
£11.50
£11.50
£25.00
 
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
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No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
19
1
No
No
Yes
 
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
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No
No
Yes
No
No
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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/08/18 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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