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Excellent

able to share deal online

none so far

Who is Self Trade? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Self Trade is an online stock broker that helps and enables you to invest in stocks/shares and ISAs. SELF trade is part of The DAB - SELF trade Group - the largest European e-broking group. Why did I choose Self Trade? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well basically so I...

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“DIY Share Trading...”

published 10/12/2002

Simple, informative, reliable...

UK trading only, tips but no tips analysis...

Nowadays it seems that everybody is trading shares and I strongly suspect this is largely due to the ease with which it is now possible to track information on the internet. When I took a look through my late fathers portfolio a couple of years ago I was amazed to find that he was simply making...

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Excellent

Childsplay to navigate and a mine of essential inf...

Don't accept debit or credit card funding and low ...

Sorry, while this comment mentions SelfTrade, it has been posted here in error, and belongs properly to COMDIRECT. I am not deleting it at this stage as it will be relevant if you are seeking opinion on on-line brokers. Safe, comprehensive and childsplay to navigate, comdirect.com is a MUST for...

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Excellent

“Selftrade excel”

published 08/07/2001

cheap trades, good information

sometimes unreliable

I'm a customer of selftrade. I first signed up in february 2001 and used them for the orange IPO (flotation) and now use them more regularly for short term daily trading. Their service is good overall and is one of the cheapest online brokers in terms of not having any account charges and costing...

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Good

Clear pricing structure, good introductory offer

Not particularly efficient, no credit dealing limi...

Selftrade first emerged a little adverts on the tube claiming that they made ‘sharedealing a doddle.’ They neglected to mention the fact that actually dealing in shares was already a doddle with number of other stockbrokers available and that the hard part was picking good stocks. I went over to...

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Excellent

“Selftrade really is a doddle”

published 07/04/2001

Easy to use, competitive comission fee

Not many

I first saw Selftrade.co.uk advertised on the London Underground, and having always wanted to trade shares, I decided to check it out. The site is well designed and eay to navigate. Having had little experience in share dealing, I ordered their free 40 page guide to share dealing. This arrived...

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Excellent

competitive

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Selftrade.co.uk, a relatively new finance site. Share dealing, advice, company news etc, are all covered within the site with the oppertunity of using it to track all your finances, from savings accounts to share accounts, and even insurance endowments. What a terrific site. I was sceptical when...

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Excellent

Price - you know what it will be and very good val...

Very plain, no-frills site

Selftrade, cheap, cheerful, easy to use, but is it worth it ? Well, as someone who has in the past dealt with all the following - Barclays Online Charles Schwab (Telephone) The Share Centre (Telephone) Harreaves Landsdowne (Telephone) Nationwide (Telephone) Nothing Ventured (Internet) I think I...

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“SelfTrade - Not bad so far.”

published 24/03/2001

Cheap commission; easy to trade online. Efficient ...

No "limit quote" dealing facility yet. (Is imminen...

I set up an account with Selftrade last December, being new to online brokering, but having used telephone brokers for many years. Like other users have mentioned it took a little while to set up (a few weeks), including transferring my share certificates to Selftrade, and sending a cheque to...

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Super

Efficient, cheap and easy to use.

Not convienient to transfer money into the account

What is Selftrade - simple, an online trading account where you can trade shares, by 'yourself'. Selftrade is part of the DAB group for those who are interested. I choose Selfstrade because of its ease of use and its efficiency. A trade can take as little as 30 seconds to complete and usually...

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Excellent

Excellent value for money, good access and good fa...

slow if you are serious daytrader

I have been using selftrade both as a direct account customer and as a cahoot customer (i.e. you join cahoot first, then have access to selftrade and there are differences in the service available, some are explained below). If, like me, you want to have access to a reasonable amount of data and...

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Excellent

“Looks promising”

published 11/12/2000

Free magnum of champagne and cheap flat rate deali...

Site may crash in extreme market conditions

Selftrade is a new online share dealing outfit which is currently offering a free magnum of champagne (I received mine intact!)and also at least a months free dealing or a whole years free dealing for 500 very lucky punters. Opening an account is very easy - just fill in the online application...

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Excellent

“Very easy to use”

published 17/08/2001

Easy to use, Fairly competitive price, Good custom...

Didnt show price of shares until in the process of...

The thing that I liked most about selftrade was the ease of use. Often I find that websites are very difficult to navigate but this was easy and made sense. I also found the customer services department exteremely helpful and willing to answer the silliest questions (as I was trading for the...

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Super

Easy trading and potential for large returns.

Shares fall as well as rise. You need a bit of luc...

I logged on to Self Trade after seeing the advert on TV and thought this was a great idea as I had been saying to myself for years "I will buy shares" but never quite got round to actually doing it. I was not disappointed. I read up on what I needed to know and started trading within a week. The...

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Super

Cheep trading prices, great telephone support

Clunky navigation, site can be slow

I'm no trader. In fact, I wouldn't know the FSTE if it hit me. Yet I was lured one day by a leaflet that fell out of the Evening Standard offering a whole month's trading for free, a free month's subscription to Shares magazine and a magnum of champagne! Too good to be true? Well, I put them to...

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