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Fidelity International vs Charles Stanley Direct 2019

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Is Fidelity International better than Charles Stanley Direct? After scoring UK share dealing accounts in six areas for our 2019 review, Fidelity International is better than Charles Stanley Direct. Fidelity International has an impressive in-house research offering as well as noteworthy educational articles; however, trading individual stocks is not currently supported.

Overall Rating

Feature Fidelity International Charles Stanley Direct
Overall 3 3
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Trading Fees

Feature Fidelity International Charles Stanley Direct
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
N/A £11.50
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
N/A £11.50
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
N/A £11.50
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.35% 0.25%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £11.50
ETFs - Fee
0.10% £11.50
Investment Trusts - Fee
0.10% £11.50
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£0.00 £25.00
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Fidelity International Charles Stanley Direct
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
No No
Stock Alerts
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
0 19
Charting - Drawing Tools
0 1
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Stock Overlays
No Yes
Platform & Tools 2.5 3
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Research

Feature Fidelity International Charles Stanley Direct
Research - Shares
No Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes No
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Bonds
No No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4 3
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Investments

Feature Fidelity International Charles Stanley Direct
Share Trading
No Yes
CFD Trading
No No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
No Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
No Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 3 3.5
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Education

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

Feature Fidelity International Charles Stanley Direct
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Overall 3 3
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After seven months and hundreds of hours of researching 12 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 Fidelity International.

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. Both Charles Stanley Direct and Fidelity International hold a 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 Fidelity International supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior while Charles Stanley Direct supports ISA, ISA - Junior and SIPP. 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. Charles Stanley Direct boasts an offering of 1 charting tools compared to Fidelity International's 0 available charting tools. Charles Stanley Direct offers its clients access to 19 different indicators (for example, volume) while Fidelity International has 0 available indicators, a difference of 19. Charles Stanley Direct offers basic stock alerts while Fidelity International does not. Finally, for researching funds while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Fidelity International offers fund research reports while Charles Stanley Direct does not.

Overall, between Charles Stanley Direct and Fidelity International, Fidelity International is the winner.

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