We're making it easier for U.K. investors to take advantage of U.S. investing opportunities.

US$0 account minimum + US$0 online listed equity trade commissions. 

We're dedicated to helping you take ownership of your U.S. investing journey.

Choose from investment advice solutions as unique as your goals.

From selecting predesigned investment strategies to collaborating with a dedicated team, discover the solution that best fits your needs. 

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Navigate the U.S. market with intuitive platforms and tools.

See how to easily find, analyze, and act on trade ideas with powerful tools available on software, web, and mobile trading platforms. 

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Explore a wide range of investment options.

U.K. clients can learn more about the characteristics, benefits, and considerations of our investment products and how they may fit into their overall portfolio. 

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Discover the Schwab difference.

Everything we do is focused on helping clients in the U.K. take ownership of their financial future—and that's just the beginning of what sets us apart.

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Common questions

Online listed equity trades are US$0 per trade1, and there is no charge to work with a Schwab Financial Consultant. Although other account fees, fund expenses, and brokerage commissions may apply, we believe in keeping our fees low as a way to provide greater value to you. We strive to keep fees low so that you have more to invest. 


Get details about our fees and commissions.

To apply for a Schwab International account, simply prepare the required supporting documents and go through the online account opening process. Once the account is fully established, you can fund your account and start investing.

In order for us to efficiently process your application for an account in accordance with relevant industry regulations, please begin by telling us your country/region of residence

There are multiple ways to fund your new Schwab account:

  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT) with Schwab MoneyLink® to transfer funds or assets from an external account. You may also continually fund your account by setting up auto deposit to transfer funds from your checking account.
  • Wire transfer request from another financial institution.
  • Check deposit by mail or in person at your local Schwab branch.

Full funding instructions and access to online fund transfer tools will be provided after your account is opened.

As a general rule, non-U.S. persons with no U.S. business operations are typically not obligated to file a U.S. tax return. Depending on your circumstances, current U.S. estate tax laws may also provide significant advantages to international investors. You should consult your legal and tax advisor(s) with any questions. Here is some basic information about U.S. tax and estate considerations which can be taken into account as part of your investment decision-making process. 

With nearly 50 years of experience in the U.S. market, Schwab can help you make informed decisions with investor-focused resources, including: 

  • 24/6 access to professional guidance and support with you at the center.
  • Timely market insights, analysis, and perspectives to enhance your investment intelligence. 
  • Educational content, workshops, and webinars to sharpen your investing skills. 
  • Advanced trading tools and platforms to help you act on market opportunities.
  • US$0 commissions so you can focus on building wealth. 

To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with U.S. federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. The Schwab Security Guarantee is our commitment to cover any losses in any of your Schwab accounts due to unauthorized activity. To learn more about security at Schwab, please contact us.

Important information for U.K. investors

Important information for U.K. investors

Your account will be domiciled in the U.S. and your account agreement will be with our affiliate, the U.S. based broker dealer Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (CS&Co). Charles Schwab, U.K., Limited informs and helps clients access the services provided by CS&Co. Your relationship with Schwab U.K. and the services it provides is explained in the Charles Schwab, U.K., Limited Client Agreement.  

Your relationship with Schwab U.K. and the services it provides is explained in the Charles Schwab, U.K., Limited Client Agreement.

All accounts are opened and held at CS&Co. This means you will be protected by Best Execution rules in the U.S. and not those in the U.K. CS&Co. receives payment for order flow for client orders it routes to U.S. liquidity providers and certain exchanges. In particular it receives rebates from them based upon the order flow executed at each destination. For more information about CS&Co.'s order routing and best execution practices, see order routing. Payment for order flow creates a conflict of interest and under U.K. rules would be considered an inducement and contrary to best execution. Schwab U.K. does not receive any remuneration from CS&Co. related to payment for order flow.

Because your account is or will be held by CS&Co. in the U.S., the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the U.K. will not apply to your account in the event of loss of cash and securities. Instead, Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) coverage in the U.S. will apply. For more information about asset protection and SIPC coverage at CS&Co., please visit Account Protection

Start investing in the U.S. market today.

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    0808 234 6306 (freephone from the UK)
    1-800-362-1774 (in the US)

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    10:30 pm Sunday to 6:00 am Saturday (UK Time)

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    33 Ludgate Hill
    London EC4M 7JN
    United Kingdom

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    Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (UK Time)