ComSec is offering $600 free brokerage or 12 free trades (whichever is the least) which is what initially attracted me to them. I doubt I will do 12 trades within the next year, as I'm just getting my feet wet.
Bell Direct is offering $15 trades, but their cash account is not covered by the government garauntee as it's a non bank account. Bell Potter - the holding institution for the cash account - doesn't look like it's going to go under anytime soon so my focus has moved to the interfaces.
I find Bell's easy to understand; it's crisp, clean and easy to navigate. This is really important because I'm a newbie.
Can anyone give me a screenshot of the ComSec interface, or perhaps a descriptive comparison?