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Schwab One® Brokerage Account


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

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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:

  • One-on-one consultations to help you plan, diversify, and identify opportunities.3
  • Online brokerage education courses and seminars covering investing strategies.
  • Easy account management from the convenience of the Schwab mobile app.4
  • 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).5
  • $8.95 online equity trades, regardless of account balance, how often you trade, or how many shares you trade. Restrictions apply.6

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. The Personal Portfolio Review is complimentary, although the implementation of any recommendations made during the consultation may result in trade commissions or other fees, charges, or expenses. There is a minimum of $25,000 in assets at Schwab to qualify for the Personal Portfolio Review.

4. Requires a wireless signal or mobile connection.

5. 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.

6. Restrictions apply: The $8.95 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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Compliance Number (0716-HZK9)

Our popular brokerage account lets you invest in everything from stocks and bonds to mutual funds, ETFs, and more. Take advantage of all our research and tools, expert insight, and investment guidance to support your investing decisions.

What do I get with this account?

By opening a brokerage account with Charles Schwab, you'll get:

  • An easy way to trade stocks, options, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, CDs, and more1
  • Access to proprietary and third-party research and tools
  • Expert perspective advice on markets and investing
  • 24/7 service and support
  • Ability to manage your money and deposits from anywhere using Schwab Mobile

No account opening fees, low minimum

Charles Schwab brokerage accounts feature:

  • No fees to open or maintain an account. Other account fees, fund expenses, and brokerage commissions may apply
  • $1,000 minimum investment to open an account2
  • Commissions: $8.95 per online equity trade3; commission-free Schwab ETF online trades in your Schwab account4

Application checklist

  • 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

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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.

Schwab One Brokerage Account is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 863.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even I have a hard time making a mistake I am not a pro trader, but I find myself online with Schwab a lot. With the ups and downs of the market in the past couple of years I am finding that I need to be "on my toes" and that I am doing more than just buying an index fund and forgetting about it. That means new types of trades and new terms. That also means getting new data. Schwab has good tools to help with all of this. The help links are where they are easy to find, and when I do something that may not be the best thing to do, I get a nice advisory response when I submit the request. Don't be afraid to make your own trades. This software is designed to help you through the process.
Date published: 2011-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For a better view. The logistics of the Schwab system are terrifically user friendly and efficient. I only wish that - and this may be what is being addressed through the StreetSmart/Edge program - there would be a more thorough and broad access to financial news, reports, info. etc. through the Schwab system, as there are currently several areas/sectors which the Schwab resources are particularly weak in (i.e. global markets/foreign equities, mining and minerals, much of the energy sector, high-tech industries... to name a few, but important, areas of contemporary investment import). This would add a better perspective to our/your Client experience and decision making process. Thank you.
Date published: 2011-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from honest review I am very happy with Schwab, but very unhappy with these types of emails in which, I feel the sole objective is for me to try to bring you guys business. I did not sign up for Schwab to bring you guys business. I signed up to receive good client support at affordable rates. I actually do recommend Schwab to people from time to time, but when I get emails like this, I want to rescind those invitations. In the future, my suggestion, would be to ask me about how I am treated at schwab, and hope that after I see that I am treated well that I will be more likely to speak to friends about you guys, rather than create an email who's purpose is to have me do your selling for you.
Date published: 2011-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge help Recently my husband and I decided we wanted to buy individual bonds for the first time. We sat down with our Schwab guy for over two hours as he coached us through the process of choosing bonds. He called it "teaching us to fish." At the same time he presented us with the idea of using the services of a Schwab bond expert if we couldn't get comfortable doing it ourselves. He gave us the tools we needed to begin to understand bonds and we were able to build a bond ladder on our own. He called us last week to see how our whole process was going. We told him, "great." Whenever someone discussed needing a broker, we always recommend Schwab. Always great service.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My experience I have and will continue to be a Schwab customer for life because Schwab has proven to be honest, upfront and responsive to my needs. I have never had a bad experience with the website, staff or any Schwab office I have visited in the last 25 plus years. They offer all the products I look for and are priced competitively to other similar providers of this service. I have recommended (and they have followed through in many cases) relatives, friends and acquaintances to open an account at Schwab and try them out. Once you do this, you will never leave. Thanks to all the Schwab team members.
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Efficient and Congenial Education is a very important thing. Education begins with the basics, such as what is the Roth-IRA and how does it work, how to set it up. We had a meeting at the Glendale office, about the StreetSmartEdge. The leader was incredible, and very respectful to all of us, whatever our questions or level of knowledge. He was not selling, or persuading. He used example of his own investment strategies and experiences. On phone calls, the staff genuinely assist clients in placing trades on-line, even though the fees for Schwab are low with on-line trades. The staff are focused and efficient, yet also pleasant and congenial; there is a delicate balance there. One senses that these people invest, research, pay attention, stay informed.
Date published: 2011-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good to Excellent Schwab does a great job with processing trades and transactions. Personnel are professional, informed and helpful. It would be nice if you could make global changes to any or all accounts in a single step. The retirement planning help available is top notch. The thing that is most annoying is that for funds kept in cash the returns available are low. This forces me to link accounts to other accounts outside of Schwab to get even meager returns instead of near 0 returns inside of Schwab. It makes me do more transactions than I should have to and it takes my money and puts it in another institution. A win win would be better rates for me and more money inside Schwab for you.
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Schwab Service I had no previous experience with financial accounts before I put some money into Schwab. The financial crisis occurred very soon thereafter, and I, like many, lost a lot of savings. Schwab provides good sources of advice and information for deciding where to invest my funds -- I don't move my funds around much at all, but Schwab provides what I need to know to feel confident in leaving my money where it is. When I needed to draw some cash, Schwab's procedures where very clear and straightforward, and I am confident that I can access funds again if needed. Good website and very good telephone facilities for conducting business with a real person - that is worth a lot.
Date published: 2011-06-08
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