Great ideas are born from a simple question…why? In the late 90s, the investment industry was in the midst of a revolution. The internet was making it easier to trade but it hadn’t found its way to the average Canadian. Why? Because stock brokers were reaping enormous profits by keeping access to the markets for themselves. Investors had no choice, either pay outrageous fees or enjoy your seat on the sideline.
Enough was enough. It was time to give Canadians a better choice. Questrade opened its doors in 1999 on a promise to always do what’s right for investors, because we are investors ourselves.
By using technology to bring trading online, we provided all Canadians affordable access to the markets from the comfort of their home. And that was only the beginning. Since then we’ve continued to take a stand for investors in an industry stacked against them. Challenging the status quo. Building products and services people truly need. Ultimately, doing what’s required to create an investment industry we are proud to be a part of. Why…
We made it even easier to check your account, invest or trade wherever you may be. The new Questrade mobile app puts everything you need to invest directly in your pocket.
We combined our robust trading platform with all the account administration to create an all-in-one trading environment where you can go from checking your balances to trading in one click.
Questrade Portfolio IQ provides investors with a low-cost actively managed online investment portfolio, the first of its kind in Canada.
Exchange-traded funds give investors the opportunity to diversify their portfolio with entire sectors. In order to give Canadians access to this growing security, we removed our trading commission on ETF purchases.
We aimed to give Canadians a trading platform built by traders, for traders. That’s exactly what we did when we released our suite of trading platforms fully designed and developed in house.
A proud moment for all of us here was to be recognized as a best managed company by Deloitte. It’s a testament to how everyone here commits to putting customers first, creating value in innovative ways and providing Canadians truly the best investing experience.
Integrating research tools directly into the trading platform made it easier for investors to research a trade and act on the information. With this upgrade, Questrade customers could go from idea to trade faster than ever before.
A trailer fee is a sales commission given to the advisor who sold you a mutual fund. There is no reason for us to keep these fees, so we began providing trailer fee rebates to Canadians holding mutual funds at Questrade.
Investors used to be charged to convert currency each time they bought and sold U.S. stocks. We created an account that holds both U.S. and Canadian dollars, saving investors from paying these fees.
We don’t do it for the awards. But we are honoured to be recognized for all the hard work everyone here commits to each and every day.
At a time when trading stocks could cost you upwards of $130/trade, we ushered in an era of low-cost investing for the average investor.
With broadband internet becoming widely adopted, everyday investors now had the speed to trade in the markets in real time, they just needed the tools. We launched our online trading platform to make it easy to invest from the comfort of your home.
We opened the first financial company with a customer-first attitude. We invited traders into our office and provided them with direct-access to the markets at a time when most Canadian households were still on dial up.
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