SOURCE: Questrade Inc.

Questrade Inc.

July 24, 2017 15:04 ET

Questrade launches new mobile app to maximize investing experience

New Questrade app now allows traders to manage entire process from trades to account details in real time, across platforms with just a swipe or tap

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 24, 2017) - Questrade (www.questrade.com) -- Canada's leading non-bank and fastest-growing online broker -- has unveiled a new, updated and customized mobile app designed to increase the ease of actively trading on the go, and managing one's personal finances from anywhere they want. The new Questrade Mobile application, designed for use on smartphones and tablets, is now available on the iTunes store for owners of iOS-powered devices and on Google Play for owners of Android-based devices.

"The vast majority of Canadians expect to be able to have access to their investments at any time, from anywhere, in a very intuitive and user-friendly environment," explained Edward Kholodenko, president & CEO of Questrade. "This new app is in direct response to our customers' feedback about wanting to manage the entire digital process of financial investing versus simply trading online. This delivers the kind of holistic, seamless experience we want our customers to have."

Performance on the go

Canadians are going mobile at a growing rate. A study conducted last year* showed 76 per cent of Canadians now own a smartphone, and the number keeps growing. The new app now facilitates the best possible trading and account management experience on any device. While Questrade's online trading platform, Questrade Trading, is mobile responsive (meaning one can use it on any mobile device), the new mobile app allows more flexibility to customize the trading and investing experience, and now includes account management access to managed accounts with Questrade Portfolio IQ.

"Questrade Mobile now offers most of the features of the Questrade Trading online platform -- but in the palm of your hand. We've made the entire process of managing investments much more simple, literally just a tap or a swipe away," added Christine Day, CIO of Questrade.

Trades, alerts and watch lists at a fingertip

The main benefit for traders is the mobile-optimized trading environment, which allows them to execute workflows faster and stay on top of potential opportunities with improved alert functionality and real-time quotes. This consistency makes it easy and seamless to move back and forth between Questrade's trading platform and the new app.

  • New custom mobile alerts allow traders to create, monitor and edit alerts right from a device to never miss a potential trading opportunity; monitoring portfolio performance automatically with smart alerts lets the user know of any big changes in holdings.
  • The new intuitive mobile interface features mobile-first design features such as swiping to make it faster and easier to place, edit and monitor trades and execute ideas.
  • Traders can tap for real-time quotes on any Canadian or US-listed security and get real-time data to make up-to-the-second decisions.
  • Monitor, edit and update trading watch lists with the easy watch list management function. Any changes made in the app sync across all platforms instantaneously so information is always up to date across all platforms.

Manage investments anywhere, anytime

Investors with a professionally managed account with Questrade Portfolio IQ can now easily stay-up-to-date with their investments and manage accounts from anywhere with the new Portfolio IQ investment summary, which allows one to see returns, investment summaries, asset allocation and balances. Customers can also transfer or withdraw funds and check the status of transfers and exchanges right from the app, so they always knows the status of their money. The consistent user experience across platforms and devices makes it easier than ever to get information needed quickly, anytime, anyplace.

"Ever since our beginning in 1999, Questrade has had one clear mission -- to care deeply about helping Canadians become much more financially successful and secure by providing them with the best investment products, technology, and client services. This is the next step in our technological evolution, and underscores our commitment to helping Canadians achieve financial freedom while on the go," concluded Mr. Kholodenko.

About Questrade

Questrade (www.questrade.com) is Canada's fastest growing online brokerage that is changing the Canadian financial services industry by leveraging technology to lower fees, and providing a viable alternative to traditional financial investment options, thereby allowing Canadians to "Keep More of their Money". As a leader and innovator in fintech, Questrade is a trusted ally that advocates for consumers, focused on improving value. With 17 years of challenging status quo as Canada's leading, non-bank online brokerage, over $5 billion in assets and more than 30,000 accounts opened every year, Questrade and its companies provide financial products and services: securities, foreign currency investment, and online wealth management. Questrade has recently been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for the sixth year in a row. For more information visit www.questrade.com, or follow on Facebook and Twitter @Questrade #asktoughquestions.

* 2016 Canadian smartphone behaviour survey by Catalyst Canada (link)

Questrade Wealth Management Inc. (QWM) and Questrade, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Questrade Financial Group Inc. Questrade, Inc. is a registered investment dealer, a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF), the benefits of which are limited to the activities undertaken by Questrade, Inc. QWM is not a member of IIROC or the CIPF. Questrade Wealth Management Inc. is a registered Portfolio Manager, Investment Fund Manager, and Exempt Market Dealer. Portfolio IQ is a service provided by QWM. ©2017 Questrade Financial Group Inc. All Rights Reserved

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