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Bell Direct

Bell Direct

3.4 from 20 reviews

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Roz_and_Chris

Roz_and_ChrisSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews

PIN management and help desk do not understand how PIN works

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The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review


KAREN

KARENSYDNEY

  • 13 reviews
  • 23 likes

very happy with bell

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I have transferred all my other holding into bell direct & their customer service has been brilliant. I dealt with their online help, which was so good... not a robot that tries to 2nd guess you like a lot of firms these days. Cannot fault them. my account set up took 1 days - too easy

Tamar

TamarMelbourne

Funds Transfer Out Issues

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I wanted to try Belldirect as an alternative to Commsec as the fees are lower. I recently did a funds transfer out but it's been more than 3 business days and funds are not reflected in my bank. I also find money transfers in taking atleast 2-3 days as well... Not happy with such delays... Wondering if anyone else has issues in withdrawing their money out of the Bell direct cash account?

Edit: after a couple days & going back and forth with customer support, this issue is now resolved. It should not have happened in the first place

matt.snowsurf

matt.snowsurf

  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

Could improve a lot

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Madharry

MadharryCity

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

Poor Customer service

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Bell staff really need more training... poor communication and lack of understanding of how their system works with the Sharemarket.


Jeffrey

Jeffrey

  • 2 reviews

Poor log in steps

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Constantly difficult to log in givers errors then accepts login with no different inputs no access to us markets very weak second rate operator


Easy platform

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Not sure why others gripe. I trade on 4 platforms and Bell Direct is fastest and simple. Have been using Bell for over 12 years and never had a problem. It takes 3 days for most trades to settle, but my other 3 platforms are the same. Macquuarie have recently changed to the Bell platform, thankfully. They mucked around with 3 convoluted uselless sites changing from 1 to the other and making trading near impossible. Finally decided to go with a platform that has a good track record. Go Bell Direct for basic trading.


I closed my Bell Direct Account today.

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Clunky and not user friendly

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I'm not sure who has provided the previous reviews but their trading platform is definitely not user friendly. It's also appears slightly slow to load but this could be my internet although I have no problems with any other brokerage sites. As for the advertised live 1 sec delayed price updates - forget that - doesn't happen.

Tarli

TarliMelbourne

  • 5 reviews

Stable, reliable trading platform

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I've been trading with BellDirect now for several years. Never had a problem, the site is clear and simple to use, always reliable (has never been down), also cheap. My only gripe is their charting is very ordinary so I use another provider for that. I see that Macquarie also uses the same platform with their trading offering.


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Consistent Platform

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Bell Direct trading platform has been a consistently performing online broking investment service for us. We consider ourselves old fashioned, yet we have been able to access and use the features of their platform without difficulty. Bell Direct's conditional trading achieves a better instantaneous price whether buying or selling. Their brokerage fees are affordable for small trades. We are maintaining our account with Bell Direct, and will use their service again soon. RayGB, Qld. Australia


wally 1

wally 1Darwin, NT

  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes
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Bell Direct works for me

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Malcolm

MalcolmAdelaide 5044

Unity Mining Limited Scam scheme of arrangements

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your view on unity mining scam my view a big take for old and new shareholders value when gold starts to flow will jump to 8 to 10 cents a share in quick time this allows a 100 % dilution of equity to get funds in place to get gold


Geoff

Geoff

  • 2 reviews
  • 13 likes

Money transfer

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I like Bell Direct and as some what a beginner its user friendly, BUT I transfer money directly into there account and takes at least 2 days before the money is ready to use, i'm now looking for some others that will accept money and ready to use as you deposit.

Eddy25

Eddy25AU

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Very good platform, almost a one stop shop

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broadwater27

broadwater27Gold Coast, Queensland

  • 4 reviews
  • 5 likes

Medibank Private Experience

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I use Bell Direct for most of my trades so when I applied for Medibank Private shares I nominated their Chess account for delivery.
I today obtained online confirmation from the official Medibank website of my allocation and sought to sell today. However Bell would not accept my order until next Monday 1st December when trading on an unconditional basis commences. I wished to sell on a conditional and deferred settlement basis but this was denied. At the close of trading today 450 million shares were traded presumably none by Bell Direct. At this turnover rate there may be no buyers left by next Monday.


mikisu

mikisuSydney, NSW

  • 11 reviews
  • 7 likes

The best in my experience

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lebron720

lebron720Sydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 54 reviews

OK

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its not bad. the brokerage is only $15 and if you are an nrma member, for every ten trades you do , you get the 10th one brokerage free. when you buy shares and even ones obtained via re-investment plans, it updates your totals in your portfolio without you having to do anything. the only problem is that you must have enough money in your bell direct account to place any orders to buy. the webpage could be better. not that user friendly but overall, cheaper than comsec.
cheap brokerage, allows you to keep your orders placed until you cancel them
need to have money transferred into your bell account before you can place orders. website not that user friendly.


hein_preller

hein_prellerAU

  • 8 reviews
  • 3 likes

Bell Direct is an efficient online broker with best value in the market

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Bell Direct is a true online broker. Set-up and trading can all be done online. This is the best value stockbroking available taking into account reputation, quality and price at $15 per trade.
We use this as a preferred provider when setting up SMSF's. If you consider setting up a SMSF, this is a great low cost option.
Regards
Hein Preller
Director
Superannuation Warehouse
Quick set up, good functionality, low brokerage
No problems


Best On-line Broker for share, warrant, etc,

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Questions & Answers

Dino V

Dino Vasked

This has the least negative reviews and a lot of customers sound very happy with Bell Direct Share Trading! :D I'm a completely new beginner to this trading world but have been doing a bit of research on customer reviews already. Saxo, IG and and CMC Markets have a lot of negative, angry and scary sounding reviews. How does Bell Direct compare with 'Easy Markets' Trading Platform in terms of transaction fees and other fees?

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KAREN
KAREN

Hi,
I can't tell u how fees compare, however, their customer service if things go wrong is really good. I only trade occasionally ( not a heavy user) & they have been really good with problems I've had with errors in 2 share holdings - it was not a bell error. Website is quite good & easy to use, I like that they don't change or tweek the website all the time too, so I can trade & use site occasionally without relearning their site.

Dino V
Dino V

Thanks for your reply Karen!


Felix

Felixasked

Are funds available immediately after a sale to deposit into cash account or is there a lag?

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Tarli
Tarli

I'm pretty sure that funds are deposited into your account (with Bell, you can't trade without having a linked account) in the normal T+2 settlement period.


fred borne

fred borneasked

can you move your shares from your bank to bell?

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mikisu
mikisu

If you open up a new account,you will be easily be able to transfer these shares


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