April’s discount brokerage deals and promotions heralds the return of unlimited trading by an unlikely character in the deals section – HSBC InvestDirect. This deal is in ‘celebration’ of HSBC’s recent award by Dalbar Inc for best customer service at a Canadian discount broker, an award that RBC Direct Investing had won for several years.
On top of unlimited trading, we also have the big 100 trade offers by Questrade and Scotia iTrade, and a Spring cash-back offer from BMO InvestorLine that is sure to get people talking.
Credential Direct also makes an appearance this month with their transfer fee promo. The refer-a-friend offers are still being offered by Questrade, National Bank Direct Brokerage and Scotia iTrade.
Falling off our deals list at the start of this month are TD Direct Investing and Qtrade whose transfer fee deals expired at the end of March.
Discount Brokerage Deals & Promos
|Company||Brief Description||Minimum Deposit Amount||Commission/Cash Offer Type||Time Limit to Use Commission/Cash Offer||Details Link||Deadline|
|A Sparx Trading exclusive offer! Use the promo code “Sparx Trading” when signing up for a new account with Jitney and receive access to their preferred pricing package and a massive 45% discount on the Real Tick trading platform.||n/a||Discounted Commission Rates||none||For more details click here||none|
|Open a new A) non-registered account or B) registered account with HSBC InvestDirect between April 1st and April 30th and receive either A)30 days or B)45 days of commission-free trading.||no minimum deposit||Commission Credit (amount of credit depends on trading activity)||A) 30 days (non-registered accounts) B) 45 days (registered accounts)||Free Trading Offer For additional information, there is also an FAQ Link||April 30, 2013|
|Open a new account (TFSA, Margin or RRSP) and receive $50 commission credit . Use promo code: kdkfnbbc||$1,000||$50 commission credit||none||none||none|
|Refer a friend to Questrade and when they open an account you receive $100 and they receive $50. To receive this deal you must be an existing client with an equity account and refer a person that does not reside with you and who has not previously opened a Questrade account.||$1,000||$50 commission credit (friend) $100 commission credit (referrer bonus)||60 days||Refer a friend||none|
|Open a new account (TFSA, Margin or RRSP) and receive 100 commission-free stock trades.||$10,000||100 free trades (max total value: $995.00 at $9.95 commission rate)||60 days||Refer a friend||April 30, 2013|
|If you refer a friend/family member who is not already a Scotia iTrade account holder to them, both you and your friend get a bonus of either cash or free trades. You have to use the referral form to pass along your info as well as your friend/family members’ contact info in order to qualify. There are lots of details/conditions to this deal so be sure to read the details link.||A)$10,000 B)$50,000+||A) You(referrer): $50 or 10 free trades; Your “Friend”: $50 or 10 free trades (max total value:$199.80) B) You(referrer): $100 cash or 50 free trades; Your “Friend”: $100 cash or 50 free trades (max total value: $999)||60 days||Refer A Friend to Scotia iTrade||May 31, 2013|
|Open and fund a new Scotia iTRADE account with at least $25,000 before June 30, 2013 and the commissions associated with your first 100 trades placed within 60 days of the date the account is activated and funded. Also, the new FlightDesk platform is being offered for free for 60 days. Use promo code WAC13-EN. See details link for further terms and conditions.||$25,000||100 free trades ($999 value @ $9.99 commission rate)||60 days||Scotia iTrade 100 free trades + FlightDesk||June 30, 2013|
|If you refer a friend/family member who is not already a National Bank Direct Brokerage account holder to them, both you and your friend get a bonus of $100 each. The promotion code “FRIEND” must be used on the account application form. Read the details link for full terms and conditions. Note the maximum referral bonus per client is $1000.||$25,000||$100 referral bonus (referrer) $100 referee (your “friend”)||Payout occurs after 6 months||Share $200 with a Friend Promotion||October 31, 2013|
|Disnat is celebrating its 30th anniversary by offering new & existing clients $300 in commission credits which can be used for up to 6 months. To be eligible, new/existing clients need to deposit $50,000 into a Disnat account. You’ll have to call 1 800 268-8471 and mention promo code Disnat30. See details link for more info.||$50,000||$300 commission credit||6 months||Disnat 30th Anniversary Promo||May 1, 2013|
|Open a new account or upgrade an existing account with either A) $100,000 or B)$250,000 to receive $250 cash(for those who deposit $100K) or $600 (for those who deposit $250K). Use Promo Code: BONUS600 NOTE: There are lots of details/important conditions attached to this promotion. Be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully.||A) $100,000 B) $250,000||A) $250 Cash Back B) $600 Cash Back||Payout occurs after 6 months||Spring 2013 Cash Back Promotion||June 3, 2013|
|Open a new account or upgrade an existing account with $500,000 to receive $1500 cash back. Use Promo Code: Select1500. NOTE: There are lots of details/important conditions attached to this promotion. Be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully. This wasn’t an advertised deal, however the terms and conditions are from BMO InvestorLine’s website.||$500,000||$1500 Cash Back||Payout occurs after 6 months||Select1500 Promotion||June 3, 2013|
Transfer Fee Deals
Below are the discount brokerages deals that cover transfer out fees from other discount brokerages.
|Company||Brief Description||Maximum Transfer Fee Coverage Amount||Deposit Amount for Transfer Fee Eligibility||Details Link||Deadline|
|Transfer your discount brokerage account to Credential Direct and they’ll pay up to $200 of the transfer fees. If after 90 days you’re not satisfied they will waive the $125 transfer out fee too.||$200||$10,000||Switch Me Promo||June 30, 2013|
|Move your brokerage account to Questrade and they’ll cover the transfer-out fee up to $150.||$150||$25,000||Transfer Fee Promo||none|
|Transfer $25,000 or more to a National Bank Direct Brokerage account and they will pay up to $135 plus taxes in transfer fees||$135||$25,000||Transfer Fee Rebate||none|
|Disnat is celebrating its 30th anniversary by offering up to $150 to cover the cost of transfer fees from another institution. To be eligible, new/existing clients need to deposit $50,000 into a Disnat account. You’ll have to call 1 800 268-8471 and mention promo code Disnat30. See details link for more info.||$150||$50,000||Disnat 30th Anniversary Promo||May 1, 2013|