Our execution-only service allows you to take control of your investments. With our support and guidance we can help you choose from a wide range of investments.
Explore our Preferred List to help you choose investments that suit your risk appetite and objectives. Alternatively self-select from over 12,500 UK & international shares, funds, gilts, bonds, investment trusts and ETFs.
Overall incredibly happy with the service, especially the fees. I regularly recommend Charles Stanley to people and will not be looking to switch to another broker anytime soon!
Investment Choices client
2022 Private Client Survey
Really pleased with the service - particularly the responsiveness to secure messages. I have never had such prompt responses and resolutions from an investment/banking service - this is one of the main things that would lead me to recommend Charles Stanley to others.
Private client survey 2021
We offer a range of accounts with our Direct Investment Service.
Make your savings work harder with our flexible ISA. Shelter up to £20,000 per tax year.
Create more opportunities for your retirement by saving more within a SIPP. Pay in up to £60,000 per tax year and get tax relief.
Start investing today with a wide range of funds and shares or transfer and consolidate any existing holdings.
Give your children a financial head start with our JISA. Shelter up to £9,000 per tax year.
Get quick and easy access to some of the best interest rates available. Set up an account on our Cash Savings platform through our Direct Investment Service with no commitment then browse, choose, and switch.
Once you have opened your account, you can download our Charles Stanley Direct App.
Suited to all levels of investor, watch our video to find out how our investment platform can help you manage your investments.
It's easy to get started, open your account in minutes.
Firstly, you will need to register and verify your email. We will then ask you for some personal information, you will need your passport or driving licence to allow us to verify your identify as part of our anti-money laundering procedures.
Once you have registered, you can choose from our account options and start investing.
The Direct Investment Service is a do-it-yourself (DIY) execution-only service; therefore, we are unable to offer advice on your investments. We do provide guidance through our Preferred List, Starter Portfolios and regular insights.
If you are looking for a professionally managed service, we have a number of options available: Investment services
Yes, you can transfer your investments and cash ISAs to your Charles Stanley accounts. Consolidating your investments will enable you to take advantage of our loyalty programme offers, such as tiered pricing on funds, free SIPP for those who hold £30,000 or more and 6-months fee waiver when you transfer £200,000 or more.
Our Direct Investment Service is suited to all levels of investors. We seek to provide helpful guides and short videos to answer questions you may have about the basics of investing to help you on your way to building your wealth.