Qtrade Investor Tops Major Banks Eight Years Running

VANCOUVER, B.C., November 19, 2013 — For the eighth year in a row, Qtrade Investor has ranked higher than the major bank online brokerages in the 15th annual ranking of online brokers by The Globe and Mail.

"Qtrade remains a great choice for the mainstream investor who wants state-of-the-art services in virtually all respects," said Rob Carrick, financial columnist for the Globe.

With "A" grades in key categories such as account information and trading, and costs described by Carrick as "very reasonable," Qtrade Investor scored a second-place ranking overall, adding to its list of accolades, which includes six consecutive number-one rankings by the Globe, three consecutive Best Discount Brokerage awards at the Morningstar® Canadian Investment Awards and the top spot in the stock investors category in MoneySense magazine's 2013 online brokerage survey.

"Once again, we are proud to be recognized for our commitment to providing our customers with exceptional value and an outstanding online brokerage experience," said Scott Gibner, CEO of Qtrade Financial Group. "Our dedication to continually improving our offering is evident in the innovations to our user-friendly online trading platform. Model portfolios, trading improvements, mobile alerts and an expanded new issues centre are just some of the enhancements we have made this year."

Since 2000, Qtrade Investor has been consistently ranked Canada's best online broker, delivering best-in-class brokerage services to the retail investing public and members and clients of its credit union and financial institution partners.

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, a national, award-winning integrated financial services company with more than $8 billion in assets under management and administration. Since 1999, Qtrade Financial Group has provided wealth management services to the retail public and the customers of more than 180 financial institutions across Canada including credit unions, banks, trust companies, insurance companies and financial planning companies. For more information, visit www.qtrade.ca.

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