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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.

  • Online equity trades
    + Satisfaction Guarantee1
  • No fees to open or maintain your brokerage account. Other charges may apply2
  • 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,3 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.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
  • $4.95 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. Restrictions apply: The standard online $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.

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied for any reason, at your request Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”) or Charles Schwab Bank ("Schwab Bank") will refund any eligible fee related to your concern within the timeframes described below. Two kinds of “Fees” are eligible for this guarantee: (1) asset-based “Program Fees” for the Schwab Private Client (“SPC”), Schwab Managed Portfolios (“SMP”), Schwab Intelligent Advisory (“SIA”), and Managed Account Connection (“Connection”) investment advisory services sponsored by Schwab (together, the “Participating Services”); and (2) commissions and fees listed in the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for Individual Investors (“Account Fees”) or the Charles Schwab Bank Pricing Guide. Program Fee refund requests must be received no later than the next calendar quarter after the Fee was charged. Account Fee refund requests must be received within one year of the date that the Fee was charged.

Program Fees are calculated as a percentage of eligible assets in Participating Service accounts. For more information about Program Fees, please see the disclosure brochure for the Participating Service, made available at enrollment or any time at your request. The Connection service includes only accounts managed by investment advisors affiliated with Schwab: Windhaven Investment Management, Inc., ThomasPartners, Inc., and Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. The guarantee does not cover Program Fees for accounts managed by investment advisors who are not affiliated with Schwab or managed by Schwab-affiliated advisors outside of the SPC, SMP, SIA and Connection services.

The guarantee is only available to current clients. Refunds will only be applied to the account charged and will be credited within approximately four weeks of a valid request. No other charges or expenses, and no market losses will be refunded. Other restrictions may apply. Schwab reserves the right to change or terminate the guarantee at any time."

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

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

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 standard online $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.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc, All rights reserved. Unauthorized access is prohibited. Usage will be monitored.

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Schwab One Brokerage Account is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 1304.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent international access As titled. Easy online and free ATM access internationally.
Date published: 2018-02-16
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Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great support! While I did build my small portfolio myself, each time I call to confirm processes for transactions or ask any question the support is excellent -- about transfers, dividends, taxes, whatever -- always pleasant and informative, extremely helpful!
Date published: 2018-02-16
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Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not intuitive and slow The only reason I use your service is because my employer forces us to. The Equity awards is separate, difficult to navigate, and I can't even download my 1099. Wow, I'd never use your services for my personal accounts!
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tax forms always late; multi-sites are not useful Every year I must wait for Schwab for weeks after all my non-Schwab tax forms and statements are in. And the dual sites (new + "classic eac") make it a chore to find what you need...phone service is no helpeither.
Date published: 2018-02-15
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Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good I'm still learning.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional on telephone support The best of the four financial institutions I deal with. Super intelligent and knowledgable people. Rapid response. Do not waste my time.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use for Investors at various experience levels. Schwab is a great place for low cost investment with competitive returns.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brokerage fine works well for me
Date published: 2018-02-14
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Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Many options Everything works just like it should.
Date published: 2018-02-14
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Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Customer Service Schwab’s customer service is second to none. If I ever have a question I call the help line and get a competent friendly associate to help me. The website has all the features I need, is user friendly, and rarely has technical problems. Schwab’s fee structure is also second to none. I appreciate the fact I don’t get nickel and dimed for services like you get at institutional banks. Commissions are low, no banking or atm fees,
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reserch information available to help make investment decisons. completely satisfied with investing at Schwab.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A CLASS ACT!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am a Schwab costumer for the past years...during this time there were no issues or problems with my account.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tax Forms All of my other tax forms are available. Waiting on you, Schwab!
Date published: 2018-02-12
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Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Service & Accountability Whether I talk to an associate, or rely on my computer skills, my account is always current and easy to follow. Trades and pruchases have always been timely and simple to execute. Haven't made a sale yet, but I am certain that will follow the same expectations.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Way way way tooo complicated!!! Generally too many buttons. I'm a software engineer and I don't know how to use your system because of how complicated it is!
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable over the years Total satisfaction in all my dealings with Schwab since 1996...
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 30 minute hold times The level of incompetence is unparalleled. Street Smart Edge in the cloud for Mac should be called planned obsolescence. "Charles Schwab we make Comcast look great"
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It is not easy to navigate on the site. I found other companies site layout was easier to read. Its alot of tabs and tabs under tabs to find things. Not really finding everything accessible.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Web portal is horrible! I cannot download my tax forms. I have clicked on all 4 of the options (view, save, export, xml) and have tried all of the "open" and "save" and "save and open" options and none of them work. Each time a new window opens, but it is completely blank. I don't have this issue with my other brokerage accounts with other companies.
Date published: 2018-02-08
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Date published: 2018-02-08
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Date published: 2018-02-08
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Date published: 2018-02-08
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