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Schwab One® Brokerage Account

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Open a Schwab brokerage account in just 10 minutes and invest the way you want.

Ready to get started?

Here's what 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

Need help? Call 866-232-9890

  • No fees to open or maintain your brokerage account. Other charges may apply1
  • 10+ categories of investment products to choose from
  • Easy access to financial professionals and investment tools

What do I get with this account?

In addition to the ability to easily trade stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other financial products,2 when you open a brokerage account with Charles Schwab, you'll get:

  • Online brokerage education courses and seminars covering investing strategies.
  • Easy account management from the convenience of the Schwab mobile app.3
  • 24/7 service from our call center and support from one of our 300 local branches.

A full-service experience without the full-service price.

With a Schwab brokerage account, you’ll have low brokerage fees and minimums:

  • No fee to open and maintain your account. Other charges may apply.1
  • Low minimum deposit of $1,000 (waived with automatic $100 monthly deposits).4
  • $4.95 online equity trades, regardless of account balance, how often you trade, or how many shares you trade. Restrictions apply.5

Quick answers to related questions

Have questions about this account? Here are responses to some of the most common questions we hear. If you have a specific question, please call us at 800-540-6718.

Ready to get started?

Here’s what 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

Need help? Call 866-232-9890.

1. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for Individual Investors (“the Guide") and any amendments to the Guide for comprehensive details on fees.

2. Account must be approved and funded before trading can occur.

3. Requires a wireless signal or mobile connection.

4. The $1,000 minimum required to open an account is waived if you set up an automatic monthly transfer of $100 through direct deposit or Schwab MoneyLink® or open a Schwab Bank High Yield Investor Checking® account linked to your brokerage account.

5. Restrictions apply: The $4.95 commission does not apply to foreign stock transactions, large block trading transactions requiring special handling, or restricted stock transactions. All broker-assisted and automated phone trades are subject to service charges. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for details. Employee equity compensation transactions are subject to separate commission schedules.

Investors should consider carefully information contained in the prospectus, including investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. You can request a prospectus by calling 800-435-4000. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

System availability and response times are subject to market conditions and mobile connection limitations.

Brokerage Products: Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value

The Charles Schwab Corporation provides a full range of brokerage, banking, and financial advisory services through its operating subsidiaries. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC), offers investment services and products, including Schwab brokerage accounts. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides deposit and lending services and products. Access to Electronic Services may be limited or unavailable during periods of peak demand, market volatility, systems upgrade or maintenance, or for other reasons.

This site is designed for U.S. residents. Non-U.S. residents are subject to country-specific restrictions. Learn more about our services for non-U.S. residents.

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Schwab One Brokerage Account is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 882.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Resources I was very appreciative that shortly after opening the account a member of the Schwab team reached out to see if there was anything I needed. The new commission schedule for trades is very attractive, and the OneSource ETFs provide a lot of flexibility for newer investors. Research options are numerous and the interface is very intuitive. I couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great flexibility but lacking a key features Schwab is great. I have my 401k, IRA, and checking here. I have my brokerage at another place because I like robotic investment but don't like the large cash position Schwab puts me under. I am 100% in, no cash position. The one key thing that makes their brokerages less appealing is the complete lack of billpay from the accounts. I wish they had billpay because it would make life a LOT easier. Schwab has changed a lot over time and has improved significantly. I imagine one day Schwab will have zero fees for stock trades ($4.95 on March 3) and the ability to billpay from the accounts. Hopefully they improve their robotic investment to have the ability to go zero cash positions. I love their checking as well, just wish they had a physical location near me but that adds unnecessary cost for them.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first brokerage account and will be with them for life!
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low, transparent fees and good service! Schwab continues to excel by offering incredibly low fees––just $4.95 for a trade and 0.03% for S&P 500 index fund. Moreover, Schwab never charges any hidden or account minimum fees, unlike its competitors. The ability to link both the Schwab checking account, which reimburses all ATM fees, and the Schwab/Amex credit card are added perks.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Service We have been associated with Charles Schwab for a good number of years and have been impressed with the products and service the company offers. Your agents at the call centers have been great with us in answering our questions and concerns. If they don't have the answers they connect us with the people who have them. We can't see going to another broker for our needs.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service I have called many times to their customer service line, with an array of questions. I have always received great customer service by ALL representatives. They have been very open to listening, attending to my concerns and inquiries...very patient and understanding. I am even more exciting about trading now that the fee has decreased!! Thanks to Charles Schwab for all that you do.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Brokerage Thanks for the great Charles Schwab service!
Date published: 2016-12-21
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