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Now you're ready to fund your account. The next step is to select a funding method and the amount you'd like to deposit into your account.
Self-directed stocks & options accounts
To keep your account in good standing, $250 equity or account value is required.
Portfolio IQ accounts
Once you’re invested, you need to maintain an account value of $1,500 to keep your account in good standing. If the value of your account drops below $1,500, your investments will be liquidated.
FX & CFD accounts
USD $1,000* for an FX & CFD account.
* Some CFD products may require a higher balance.
Questrade will assess a $30.00 fee for each returned cheque.
Cheques returned NSF will result in an account being restricted for a 90-day period. Multiple instances of returned cheques will result in a permanent restriction of this type of payment. This restriction limits new deposits to: bank wire transfers or certified cheques issued by a bank. If the funds represented by the NSF cheque were intended to meet a margin call or to purchase securities, the account may be subject to immediate liquidation as determined by Questrade.
The online bill payment tool offered by major chartered banks and credit unions is one of the most popular and fastest ways to fund a Questrade account. After you've logged into your bank account, select bill payment, and choose Questrade Inc. as the payee. You will be asked to enter your Questrade account number. Online banking can be set up as one-time or recurring, and can be post-dated. Depending on your bank's processing times, this transaction can take from one to four business days before it is reflected in your account. At the moment, online banking is available only for CAD funds. If you want to transfer USD, we recommend pre-authorized deposits, managed in myQuestrade.
Questrade is registered for online banking with the following institutions:
Automatic, flexible, and free, set up regular or one-time contributions with a pre-authorized deposit. Log in to Questrade, go to my requests and select fund an account. Set up, manage, monitor transactions, suspend and cancel pre-authorized deposits for every one of your Questrade accounts directly from the client portal. Pre-authorized deposits can be used for Canadian and U.S. funds.