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Bring your trading to Schwab.
Switching firms? Our onboarding team can help make the transition seamless.
Schwab Trading Services™ is a great place for your trading. You get advanced tools, actionable insights, specialized trade support, as well as resources to help you get up and running at Schwab quickly and easily. Open an account below or call 800-575-8878 to make the switch.
Open an Individual
Brokerage Account
See below for other eligible account types
Depositing $100,000 or more? Get 500 commission-free online trades. Learn more >
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500 commission-free online equity and options trades
Get 500 commission-free online trades with a net deposit of $100,000. Trades are good for an entire year.
For options, free trades include base commission and per contract fees for up to 20 contracts per trade. Offer available for new and existing Schwab clients. Qualifying net deposit must be made in your Schwab account within 45 days of enrollment in the offer.*
Open an Individual Brokerage Account and enroll in this offer
See below for other eligible account types
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Get Schwab Trading Services with any of the following account types. You’ll also be enrolled in our special offer of commission-free equity and options trades with a qualifying net deposit.

Choose your account

Change account

To complete this application, you’ll need:

  • Social Security number(s)
  • Driver's license information
  • Employer's name and address (if applicable)
  • Statement information for assets or cash you may want to transfer
  • Beneficiary information, including Social Security number and contact information
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Why Schwab Trading Services?

Experience onboarding designed for traders.


We understand switching firms can be a hassle. That’s why Schwab is dedicated to providing traders with personalized service designed to minimize downtime and get you using your new tools and resources quickly.

  • We’ll help minimize disruptions to your trading with guidance through all the necessary paperwork and provide assistance transferring your current positions.
  • Let an experienced trading specialist familiarize you with Schwab’s trading tools and resources, assist in getting your existing strategy set up, and answer any questions during a complimentary one-on-one consultation.
  • We're here when you need us. Get 24/7 support, plus unlimited calls to a Schwab trading coach to discuss ideas, strategies, and more.

Elevate your trading with innovative tools, premium insights, robust education, and dedicated specialists.

Stock Trading, ETF, and options Intuitive trading technology

High-quality trade executions for stocks, options, and ETFs

Intuitive trading technology

Intuitive trading technology for desktop and mobile devices


Insights from Schwab and third‑party resources

Ongoing support

Ongoing, real-time support from trading specialists

Educational Resources

Educational resources designed to hone your
trading skills


Exceptional value at low pricing - $8.95 per online equity trade1
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Have Questions?

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For questions or information on more brokerage account types
call: 888-245-6864

Call us at 888-245-6864

Let's talk

for questions or information on more brokerage account types
call: 888-245-6864

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