Charles Stanley

Delivering share trading and secure payments via a mobile app, while transforming the historic wealth management firm’s ongoing digital roadmap.

ProductCharles Stanley Direct app
HQLondon, UK
Size£171million revenue
Client since2018

Key achievements

    Transformation of existing products and future digital experience

    UX and code review to improve functionality and security in two existing applications

    Key functions include enabling share trading, account payments and customer feedback through in-app messaging

    Memorable word security offered alongside PIN


What you need to know

Charles Stanley has been leading the personal investment and finance market since 1792, and had no plans of falling behind with its digital solutions. With two current apps in place, its goal was to not only improve its current products, but also appeal to a new generation of traders.

Current applications included My Charles Stanley, aimed at clients using their discretionary managed service and Charles Stanley Direct, for clients using online trading investment platforms. Apadmi was tasked with improving the current experience of both and outlining future functionality for continued success.

Apadmi's mobile expertise and guidance has helped us to transform our mobile offering and make the most of the services we’ve created. Their streamlined development process ensured our apps offered everything we anticipated and more.

Paul Searby Interim Head of Digital, Charles Stanley

How we moved the market

The first step was to perform an in-depth review of the UX and code of both the existing apps, before looking at additional requirements, such as registration, making payments and opening an account.

The work is ongoing, but initial results include removing the complexity in the user journey, integrating Google Firebase Analytics and introducing new functionality. Users can now trade via the Charles Stanley Direct App, pay money into their accounts and engage in live chat following intercom integration.


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