Two online brokers in Asia Pacific make global top 10 list

Commonwealth and OUB lead the region, but fail to meet the same service standards as top US online brokers.
The latest research report by Lafferty Internet Ratings LIR, an international benchmarking research service for online financial service companies, has ranked Australias Commonwealth Securities and the online broking division of Singapores Overseas United Bank OUB among the worlds best.

For the report, the websites of the top 50 European, North American and Asia Pacific online brokerages were comprehensively reviewed and rated using five criteria interactivity, content, navigation, speed and design. The maximum rating was 10 points each for design, speed and navigation, and 15 for interactivity and content, giving an overall potential total of 60 points.

Commonwealth Securities scored 49 points to take seventh place, and OUBS Online...

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