Stash is a SEC-registered trading platform with FIDIC insurance. The firm has a large client base of 6+ million with $3+ billion in assets under management (AUM). The choice of automated trading and self-directed investing makes the brand stand out from rivals with a low minimum investment.
Uphold is a digital asset platform offering a range of services, from crypto trading and staking to payment cards that provides rewards and easy multi-currency payments. The company was established in 2015 and has enabled $4+ billion in transactions. Uphold is now active in 180+ countries and deals in 200+ crypto and fiat currencies.
Terms Apply. Cryptoassets are highly volatile. Your capital is at risk.
Comment by Reviewer
"Stash is a great investment platform for beginners looking for automated investing solutions and a slick mobile app."
"I opened an Uphold account, tested every inch of the platform and what stands out for me is how convenient it is for accessing the crypto markets. I can buy, trade and transfer over 250 digital tokens in a few clicks. It is a one-stop-shop for crypto investors."
Recurring and automated investments with generated portfolios based on risk profile and goals
Simple fee structure with tier-based subscription from $3 per month and the first month free
Very low minimum investment from 1¢ or $0.05 for fractional shares
Excellent education and financial advice for beginners
SIPC and FINRA membership for capital protection
Trustworthy brokerage regulated by the SEC
Stock-back rewards programme
Strong account security
My tests show that fees are competitive with 26 underlying platforms helping to source the best prices
I have noticed that Uphold is often one of the first platforms to list new crypto tokens
Crypto staking is available on 30+ tokens with above-average rates up to 16%
I am reassured that Uphold is 100% reserved, helping to protect client funds
Over 250 cryptos are available including major tokens like Bitcoin and Ethereum
I think the app is extremely easy to use with a slick design and navigation
UK users can get the Uphold card with up to 2% cashback in XRP
Two-step authentication bolsters user security
Available to customers in the US only
Human financial advisors are not available
No automated IRA management
No tax-loss harvesting
No demo account
The charting analysis features on the platform trail specialist exchanges
I find the customer service slow with limited contact options
There is a 2.49% fee if you want to use debit or credit cards
I found that you can buy and sell 250+ crypto assets with fiat currencies or in crypto pairs using the straightforward mobile app or through Uphold's browser-based account homepage. This is significantly more than many rivals. You can also earn up to 16% APY by staking one or more out of 32 valid tokens, or send tokens to an external wallet.