Charles R. Schwab, Chairman

Schwab was built around a simple idea: put the client first.

The Schwab Way


Seeing the world through clients' eyes has shaped who we are and what we offer.

We work hard to keep clients at the heart of everything we do by offering a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth.


  • Then
  • Now
  • Low Pricing
  • Then
    When the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission deregulated securities in 1975, many Wall Street firms raised their commissions. We cut ours and established one of the first discount brokerages.
  • Now
    You will enjoy US$0 commission on online listed stock, ETF and options trades + US$0.65 options per-contract fees.¹ 

  • Access
  • Then
    In 1996, at the risk of substantial cuts to our commission revenue, we embraced low-cost online investing in the early days of the internet because it benefited the consumer.
  • Now
    Access the U.S. market with intuitive tools and guidance to find U.S. stocks that fit your global investing strategy. 

  • Education
  • Then
    Not satisfied with the industry's subjective stock ratings, in 2002 Schwab launched Schwab Equity Ratings³, a fact-based system that ranks over 3,000 stocks, with equal numbers of buys and sells.
  • Now
    Deepen your understanding of U.S. investing and trading with our education content that's available to all clients.

  • Accountability
  • Then
    In 2013, Schwab announces accountability as policy, believing every investor deserves it.
  • Now
    If for any reason you're not completely satisfied, we'll refund eligible fee or commission and work with you to make things right. You won't find that kind of promise everywhere but you will find it here.² 

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Make the most of the world's largest financial market.

Schwab is here to help you get the most out of your investments in the U.S—the world's largest financial market.* Our Financial Consultants, tools, and resources are all available to provide insight into American market trends. Together, we can help you understand the U.S market to help achieve your financial goals.

*Source: World Federation of Exchanges, as of December 31, 2021. Based on market capitalization.

Common questions

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Satisfaction Guarantee:
At Schwab, we believe every investor deserves to work with a firm they can count on. Our commitment is backed by a guarantee.2 If for any reason you're not completely satisfied, we’ll refund eligible fee or commission and work with you to make things right.

To apply for a Schwab One International® Account, account through Charles Schwab Singapore, you will need to qualify as an Accredited Investor and opt-in to be treated as an Accredited Investor in our Cross Border Arrangement framework, 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.

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. 

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 losses in any of your Schwab accounts due to unauthorized activity. To learn more about security at Schwab, please visit SchwabSafe. Tooltip


What we offer

We provide access to the U.S. market to help international investors take advantage of investment opportunities with a variety of products, including:

  • Stocks and options
  • Futures
  • Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
  • Fixed income
  • American depository receipts (ADRs)
  • Margin lending
  • Offshore Mutual Funds

Trading with Schwab means getting innovative tools, premium insights, robust education, and specialized support—all of which help give you what you need to make informed and timely trading decisions. And all with no trade minimums or platform fees (other account fees, fund expenses, and brokerage commissions may apply; see our pricing guide for details.) You can trade with powerful web, software, and mobile trading platforms featuring advanced tools that are intuitive to use.


How we help international investors

At Schwab, we believe in putting investors first. We're here to help investors get the most out of their U.S. investments.

The U.S. is home to the world's largest financial market.* Our financial consultants, tools, and resources are all available to provide insight into American market trends. Together, we can help you understand the U.S. market to help achieve your financial goals.
*Source: World Federation of Exchanges. Data as of December 31, 2021. Based on market capitalization.

We offer a variety of ways to help clients stay up to date on U.S. markets, including U.S. Market Commentary which is a constantly updated collection of insights and ideas from Schwab's market experts.

Schwab was built around a simple purpose: champion every client's goals with passion and integrity. This purpose drives us to help our clients take ownership of their financial futures, helping people at all levels of income and every stage of life.
For international investors, Schwab's innovative tools and resources as well as the benefit of decades of U.S. market experience help make the U.S. market even more accessible.

Start investing in the U.S. today.

Have more questions? We're here to help.

  • Call

    Phone: +65 6021 8070

    Singapore support:
    Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (SGT)

    U.S. support:
    24x5 Customer Service
    Monday 1:00 am to Saturday 1:00 am (U.S. EST)

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  • Visit Us

    Charles Schwab SG Pte. Ltd.
    1 Temasek Avenue #15-02
    Millenia Tower, Singapore 039192

    Office hours
    Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (SGT)