How Schwab Disrupts the Status Quo

March 10, 2023 Charles Schwab
For 50 years, Schwab has challenged the status quo on behalf of investors.

When I created Charles Schwab 50 years ago, I had a single goal: to make investing more accessible. Back when most brokers were charging exorbitant fees, that meant slashing trading commissions.

Over the years, we've challenged industry norms and used emerging technologies to help transform all aspects of investing. In 1982, we were the first broker to offer 24/7 order entry and quote service. In 1996, we became an early adopter of online trading. In 2002, we introduced our wealth management service to provide best-in-class, comprehensive financial advice at a competitive price. And just this year, we launched thematic stock lists to help our clients identify investment trends.

Ultimately, I believe what distinguishes Schwab is our willingness to disrupt the status quo on behalf of investors. It's what fueled our first 50 years—and it's what will continue to drive us for the next 50. Because there's always room for improvement when it comes to helping you achieve your goals.

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