Questrade opens location in Vancouver

May 20, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Vancouver, B.C. (May 20, 2010) Questrade today announced that its new Learning Centre is officially open for business in Vancouver, B.C. This marks the second location in as many years rolled out by Canada's leading independent discount brokerage.

Edward Kholodenko, President and CEO of Questrade said: "Vancouver was the natural choice for our second Learning Centre. The Lower Mainland is dynamic and at the centre of a growing movement for independent investors. Questrade has a very loyal and quickly growing client base in the Vancouver area and Questrade decided it was time we had a physical presence to provide them with even more tools."

Questrade's first Learning Centre opened in Toronto in 2009. The centres provide self-directed investors with a place to meet and talk with trading specialists, to test technologies and market data feeds, to learn about online trading tools, and to get assistance in opening accounts. Both locations are shared with Questrade's educational partner, Online Trading Academy Canada.

"The response has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic to our Learning Centre model," continues Kholodenko. "People want to trade their own portfolios online, and they also like to gather with like-minded individuals and get support from the experts. This level of personalized service is exactly what we will provide to the people of the Lower Mainland as they work towards their financial goals."

The new Questrade Learning Centre is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT at 1424 Metrotower I, 4710 Kingsway in Burnaby, and can be reached at 1-877-821-0631.

Questrade Inc. is a member firm of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). The CIPF provides coverage to Questrade clients for up to CAD $1 million per account.

About Questrade:
Questrade was ranked in the number one position for growth of assets and trade volume by the Investor Economics' Retail Brokerage Report in 2009. This marks the second year that Questrade earned the top spot.

Questrade Inc., headquartered in Toronto, provides Canadians with high-speed, direct access trading in the U.S. and Canadian stock and options markets as well as forex trading. Since its inception in 1999, the company has grown and diversified, and is currently ranked as Canada's fastest-growing online brokerage. The company continues to demonstrate its competitive leadership with a combination of outstanding service, advanced technology and competitive pricing structures.

For more information, please contact:
Lynn Suderman
Manager, Communications
Tel: 416.227.9876 x371