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.
We made it even easier to check your account, invest or trade wherever you may be.
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.
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.
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.
We opened the first financial company with a customer-first attitude.
We take account protection very seriously. For your protection, private insurance up to $10 million is provided to all Questrade, Inc. accounts.
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