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Charles Stanley Direct vs Lloyds Bank 2019

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Is Charles Stanley Direct better than Lloyds Bank? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 100 different variables, Lloyds Bank is better than Charles Stanley Direct. Lloys Bank offers low administrative account charges which helps to offset providing clients average research and a basic platform and tools.

Overall Rating

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Overall 3 3.5
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Trading Fees

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Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£11.50 £11.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£11.50 £8.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£11.50 £8.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.25% £40.00
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£11.50 £11.00
ETFs - Fee
£11.50 £11.00
Investment Trusts - Fee
£11.50 £11.00
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£25.00 £35.00
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

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Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes No
Android App
No No
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
19 91
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 17
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 3 3.5
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Research

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Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No No
Research - ETFs
No Yes
Research - Bonds
No Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 3 4
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Investments

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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
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 3.5 4
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Education

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Has Education - Share Trading
No Yes
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
Yes Yes
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
No No
Education 2.5 3.5

Overall

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Overall 3 3.5
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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, 124 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare Charles Stanley Direct vs Lloyds Bank.

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. Lloyds Bank is a better option with a 4.00 star rating over Charles Stanley Direct's 3.50 star rating.

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 Lloyds Bank provides its clients with ISA and SIPP while Charles Stanley Direct provides clients access to ISA, ISA - Junior and SIPP. Looking at charting, the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available are important as well as stock alerts. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of charting tools, 1. Lloyds Bank boasts an offering of 43 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to Charles Stanley Direct's 19 available indicators. Both Charles Stanley Direct and Lloyds Bank offer basic stock alerts. Finally, for conducting research while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Neither offers fund research reports.

Overall, between Charles Stanley Direct and Lloyds Bank, Lloyds Bank is the winner.

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