Canadian Online Brokerage Analysis and MoneySense Magazine Review
Surviscor produces the most comprehensive online brokerage analysis in North America. Surviscor reviews Canadian discount brokerage firms who offer online brokerage service to self-directed investors in Canada. The minimum requirements are:
- Transactional capabilities in Canadian and US markets
- At minimum, the firm must be registered for business in Ontario and Quebec
Surviscor defines an Investor as a self-directed individual who typically:
- Has the ability to understand the value of investing
- Requires a well-diversified portfolio and a structured financial plan
- Is self-reliant and prefers to self-direct his/her portfolio
- Requires various tools and resources to make investment decisions
- May display 'professional trader' activity traits; however, does not perceive investments as a job
The Canadian Online Brokerage Review continues to expand. The scorCard™ reviews over 3600 features and functionality criteria questions which make up 23 sub-categories and 6 main categories. The main categories changed in 2019 to the following:
- Initial Experience
- User Experience
- Account Experience
- Market Analysis Experience
- Transactional Experience
- Investing and Planning Experience
- November/December 2020
For the 4th consecutive year, Qtrade Investor provides the best overall self-directed online brokerage experience in Canada, narrowly beating soaring TD Direct Investing.
The firms' percentage score is based on the availability of its offerings as compared to the number one firm in each category. The 2019 review used over 3600 usage-based criteria questions.
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|2||TD Direct Investing||91%|
|6||RBC Direct Investing||80%|
|8||Desjardins Online Brokerage||71%|
|10||CIBC Investor's Edge||67%|
|11||National Bank Direct Brokerage||63%|
For the 7th straight year, MoneySense and Surviscor partnered to produce MoneySense's Canada's Best Canadian Online Brokerages review based on Surviscor's industry leading Canadian digital self-directed brokerage features, functionality and service data to support the conclusions.
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The 2019 MoneySense winners are:
Top 3 OVERALL FIRMS
Best Overall Fees
Best User Experience (UX)
Best for trading ETFs
Best Market Data
Best Mobile Accessibility
Best Initial Impression
Best Customer Service*
*Primarily based on Surviscor's Service Level Assessment program that reviewed over 150 anonymous emails over the past month. Individual firm results can be found by choosing the firm from any Surviscor company page.
Digital release date: June 20, 2019