I decided to sign up for an ABSA share trading account as a result of their low fees, on 31 October 2011.
My initial thoughts
The downside is that (1) they don't offer some of the OTC stocks which PSG & BJM have on their platforms, (2) they log you out relatively quickly if you're idle, (3) it takes more clicks to get to the point where you can trade than on other platforms (which is frustrating if you're using it a lot), (4) they don't allow as long a life of order as some other platforms (yes, longer life of order can be a competitive advantage in certain highly competitive illiquid penny-stock positions), (5) the page load speed of the BOE online trading site is faster, (6) they don't show the bid-offer prices like BOE do for all your stock when the list them.
The response times seem slower than the BOE platform.
Last Updated: 23 July 2007
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