Qtrade Investor Takes Top Honours in Surviscor's Online Discount Brokerage scorCard

VANCOUVER, BC; January 30, 2012 – Qtrade Investor is pleased to be recognized as the new #1 ranked online brokerage in Canada in Surviscor's Online Discount Brokerage scorCard. This acknowledgement is added to Qtrade's list of recent accolades including being rated Canada's #1 online broker for the sixth consecutive year in the recent Globe and Mail November 2011 rankings and winning Morningstar's Best Discount Broker award for the second straight year in December 2011. The combination of winning these three awards is truly groundbreaking as this is the first time in history that one of Canada's online brokerages has been unanimously recognized by all three organizations as the top online brokerage in Canada.

"These awards provide tremendous validation for our team at Qtrade who work extremely hard throughout the year refining our platform, tools and overall customer online investing experience. The fact we have been unanimously recognized as Canada's #1 rated online brokerage confirms that we are delivering a market leading offering positioned to meet the needs of online investors better than any other firm in Canada" stated Joel Bernard, Vice President for Qtrade Investor.

Surviscor's Online Discount Brokerage scorCard is a comprehensive audit of online features and functionality offered to online brokerage investors in Canada. The review covers seven main categories ranging from website design, account services and pricing to general web functionality.

About Qtrade Investor

Qtrade Investor is the online brokerage division of Qtrade Securities Inc. (member IIROC and Canadian Investor Protection Fund). Qtrade Securities is a division of the Qtrade Financial Group, an integrated market leading wealth management organization providing brokerage and investment management platforms, services and solutions to the retail public as well as the customers of hundreds of financial institutions across Canada. Qtrade's wealth management products and services include: online, full-service and institutional brokerage, mutual fund dealer and insurance dealer platforms. Qtrade also provides a complete range of portfolio management solutions including traditional as well as socially responsible investment funds and portfolios through its wholly-owned subsidiary OceanRock Investments Inc. For more information visit www.qtrade.ca.

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