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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:

  1. Transactional capabilities in Canadian and US markets
  2. 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:

  1. Initial Experience
  2. User Experience
  3. Account Experience
  4. Market Analysis Experience
  5. Transactional Experience
  6. Investing and Planning Experience
The scheduled releases of the next Canadian Online Brokerage scorCard™ is:
  • 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.

CLICK on any firm to view its overall Review page

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RESULTS:

1 Qtrade Investor 92%
2 TD Direct Investing 91%
3 Scotia iTRADE 88%
4 BMO InvestorLine 87%
5 Questrade 87%
6 RBC Direct Investing 80%
7 Virtual Brokers 79%
8 Desjardins Online Brokerage 71%
9 HSBC InvestDirect 68%
10 CIBC Investor's Edge 67%
11 National Bank Direct Brokerage 63%
12 Interactive Brokers 60%

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.

CLICK on any firm for more detailed Surviscor analysis or on LEARN ABOUT ALL FIRMS if you would like to see any other brokerage firm review, or any Canadian bankiing firms.

The 2019 MoneySense winners are:

Top 3 OVERALL FIRMS

1.Questrade

2.Qtrade Investor

3.TD Direct Investing

Best Overall Fees

1.Interactive Brokers

2.Questrade

Best User Experience (UX)

1.Qtrade Investor

T2.BMO InvestorLine

T2.Questrade

Best for trading ETFs

1.National Bank Direct Brokerage

2.Qtrade Investor

Best Market Data

1.TD Direct Investing

2.Qtrade Investor

Best Mobile Accessibility

1.Interactive Brokers

2.Questrade

Best Initial Impression

1.Questrade

2.TD Direct Investing

Best Customer Service*

1.Questrade

T2.Qtrade Investor

T2.RBC Direct Investing

*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

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