Qtrade Investor Tops Major Banks Yet Again

VANCOUVER, BC; November 21, 2012 – Since 2000, Qtrade has been recognized as an innovator in the online brokerage space delivering best-in-class online brokerage services to the retail investing public, as well as the members and clients of its credit union and financial institution partners. In the recent Globe and Mail Annual Online Brokers Survey, Qtrade's online brokerage offering was once again ranked, for the seventh year in a row, above all of the bank online brokerages. Rob Carrick, Financial Columnist for The Globe and Mail, commented that Qtrade "is a firm that offers the best of almost everything, including reasonable trading costs, detailed account performance reports and research tools."

Scott Gibner, CEO of Qtrade Financial Group proudly remarked, "the team at Qtrade has worked extremely hard to deliver a market leading online brokerage platform with outstanding service to our valued customers, so we are very pleased with this recognition and validation of our efforts. To consistently have our online brokerage rank ahead of the bank online brokerages clearly demonstrates the value we provide to Canadian investors as well as our credit union and other partners."

The rankings this year placed Qtrade at the #2 position. Joel Bernard, Vice President, Qtrade Investor remarked, "we are very pleased to continue our ranking as a top tier online brokerage balancing low fees with great tools and an exceptional user experience. We have a long history of being one of Canada's highest rated online brokerages as Qtrade was rated the #1 ranked online brokerage in Canada by the Globe & Mail (2006 –2011), Morningstar(2010 and 2011) and by Surviscor in its January 2012 rankings."

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 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 is dedicated to providing market-leading wealth management products and services including: online, full-services and institutional brokerage services, mutual fund dealer services, insurance dealer services, portfolio management and discretionary money management services and proprietary managed money solutions. For more information visit www.qtrade.ca.

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