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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

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

  • 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 918.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great customer service fast and up to date app
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional in every aspect Excellent web site, excellent record keeping, great research, fast phone contact, no-nonsense, terrific
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ONLY ONE I TRUST Years ago, when Schwab first started, I too first started investing and trying to grow my investments. Throughout all the years and ensuing ups and downs, I have never felt "at risk" and the knowledge gained through working with Schwab has paid off in more than just dividends. A small 'nest egg' now has grown to proportions once thought unobtainable and will provide security to both myself and my heirs. We grew together and both are achieving the long sought benefits.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall happy but could be improved My main issue is a lot of restrictions relative to putting limit orders on either side of the trade, especially with options. Another weird quirk is I can not go from the main search to the "research" area directly. I need to first click research then type in a symbol from there. Fees really are excellent and is what can and will keep me here for the long term.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not willing to work with existing customers This site shows all reviews including references to web site, on line user experiences, automated trading, etc. Although the GUI and low transaction fee is somewhat relevant, I’d say that PRIMARY reasons for staying with a financial institution are: long term relationship, their execution, and trust in their advise. I’d recommend all shall volunteer their experience in this areas of business before praising GUI and $4/95 trading fee. Here is a specific case when nice GUI is by no means a guarantee of decent treatment by a Schwab consultant. Over ~ 6 years I have developed a sizable portfolio via one of my former employer’s plans. I have sizable 401K and even larger taxable account. Enough to pick interest of any personal wealth adviser. I have other accounts elsewhere too. This year I’ve decided to roll all my accounts into one. Schwab client site (https://client.schwab.com/) indeed offers an easy way to locate an office and to review CVs of all consultants. Since I am looking to stay with person for along time - I naturally went for a most senior person and asked to have a quick chat about rolling over “other accounts" into my existing Schwab account and establishing active management portfolio. Fair disclosure - I have done the same with three other institutions just to make sure I have had a chance to select a “best adviser for me”. Institution A - initiated a phone call within ~ 6 hrs from inquiry and quickly followed up with mailing portfolio, AND scheduling of an interview with the adviser within same business week. Institution B - AS SOON as I went on their wealth management page - initiated a live chat, called me and actually transferred call to a local office advisor in the same time. All were impressively agile and helpful ... WITH ONE EXCEPTION. The person at my local Schwab office did not respond. OK no problems I thought, they are busy with other clients. Hence I have left them a voice mail. Again no response from this person. TWO (2) days later - I was contacted via mail by someone who appeared to be a junior member/office assistant. This person indicated that advisor whom I was interested in working with punted this inquiry to a junior person. OK I thought, lets be patient and see how would they proceed. After my reply to a junior person - TWO (2) days later AGAIN AGAIN - I have received unsatisfactory reply. In this time frame I have already concluded initial interviews and have gone to discussing portfolio management strategy with the others. Any one wants to guess who is going to be my personal advisor ? YEA - it’s “NOT SCHWAB”. Summary I have been involved with b2b and b2c customer facing activities with top tier customers for decades. Hence this would have been my thought process. 1) 48 hours turn around to existing customer that is bringing more business - SCARY - especially knowing that this area is rapidly growing ... Negative WOM is not something one shall be willing to deal with - even a giant like Schwab 2) In the same amount of time it took for original addressee to review my mail/voice mail with their employee - they could have written three sentence email, making their existing customer feel welcome and valued. 3) Second contact - I would have instructed my team member to pick up phone; three minute conversation would have rectified first bad impression. 4) From looking through the Shcwab's on line answers…I suggest - don’t answer at all if you had nothing to say other than generic mumbo jumbo.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2017-05-01
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