Schwab Brokerage Account

Open a Schwab One International® Account and start investing in U.S. markets on your terms.

Online equity

  • US$0

    Online equity trades¹

  • US$0

    No service fees³

  • Online tools and research

  • Satisfaction guarantee²

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1. The standard online US$0 commission does not apply to large block transactions requiring special handling, restricted stock transactions, trades placed directly on a foreign exchange, transaction-fee mutual funds, futures, or fixed income investments. Options trades will be subject to the standard US$.65 per-contract fee. Service charges apply for trades placed through a broker (US$25) or by automated phone (US$5). Exchange process, ADR, foreign transaction fees for trades placed on the US OTC market, and Stock Borrow fees still apply. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for Individual Investors for full fee and commission schedules.

2. Schwab Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied for any reason, at your request Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. ("Schwab"), Charles Schwab Bank ("Schwab Bank"), or another Schwab affiliate, as applicable, will refund any eligible fee related to your concern within the timeframes described below. Two kinds of "Fees" are eligible for this guarantee: (1) Program Fees" for the Schwab Private Client ("SPC"), Schwab Managed Portfolios ("SMP"), Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Premium ("SIP Premium"), 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.
 
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: Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, 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, SIP Premium 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.

3. There are no fees to open or maintain your account. Other account fees, fund expenses, and brokerage commissions may apply. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for Individual Investors ("the Guide" and any amendments to the Guide for comprehensive details on fees.
 

Manage and access your money with ease.

  • Convenient cash access and management

    Access and manage cash in your brokerage account with check writing up to your available account balance, and a Visa® debit card.

  • No ATM fees anywhere⁴

    Use your Schwab Visa® debit card at any ATM in the world, and we will refund the fees.

  • Money transfers

    Use international wire transfer or Schwab's Foreign Currency Wire Transfer Service, with competitive exchange rates, no transaction fees, and deposits in a variety of currencies.

    *Disclaimer: A US$25 service fee will be charged for outgoing wire transfers. Learn more

  • Get your statements how and when you want

    View your monthly account statement online or receive in the mail.


Leverage our investments, advice and workshops to grow your U.S. portfolio.


Commissions and fees that reflect our commitment to keeping costs low.

Open an account with a minimum US$25,000 deposit and pay US$0 online equity commissions5, regardless of your account balance, or the size of your trade.


Specialized trading platforms and support, too.

When you open an account, you get access to our robust trading tools and resources for better U.S. investing.

Common questions

Account opening and funding questions

Account opening and funding questions

Start investing in the U.S. today.

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    Outside the U.S.
    +1-415-667-7870

    In the U.S.
    1-877-853-1802

    Customer service hours
    5:30 p.m. Sunday to 1:00 a.m. Saturday (U.S. EST)

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    Mailing address

    Send applications, deposits, and other materials to:

    Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
    Attn: International Operations
    1945 Northwestern Drive
    El Paso, TX 79912-1108, USA