ATB Prosper - the new digital investment platform that's simple and affordable

EDMONTON, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Alberta, it's time to make something with your money.

Introducing the first made-in-Alberta-for-Albertans digital investment platform: ATB Prosper.

ATB Prosper is aimed at investors who prefer a digital experience and want to start building their portfolios and save for retirement, a new home or a rainy day.

You can start investing with as little as $100, and you won't run into any jargon along the way.

"We understand investing can be intimidating and complex for many Albertans, so we created ATB Prosper to cut through the complexity with new and novice investors in mind," said Chris Turchansky, President of ATB Investor Services. "Albertans who are newer to investing are not always sure how or where to get started and don't want to pay for advice they don't require. With ATB Prosper, an investor can get up and running on their laptop or mobile device in as little as five minutes."

When you visit ATBProsper.com, just click on "Start investing." From there, you will be asked two of the most important questions in investing: what are you saving for and when would you like to use the money? After that it's as easy as answering a few more questions about you and your financial situation and you are on your way.

Based on your answers, ATB Prosper will recommend an investment portfolio best suited to you and your goals. Powering the investment possibilities is ATB's award-winning Compass portfolio series, designed to minimize risk and maximize returns.

You can set up your portfolio, make contributions and check your progress towards your goals, all without a single sheet of paper, phone call or visit to a branch. It takes just a few minutes. If you would like to speak to someone to help you along the way, you can call or click to chat with an investment advisor to ask questions or go over investment options.

ATB Investor Services worked with leading technology providers to develop the platform—sometimes referred to as a robo advisor—based on feedback gathered from extensive interviews with millennial Albertans in an effort to find out how they preferred to get investment advice.

"It's exciting to see how ATB Prosper has come to life," added Turchansky. "As we work to constantly improve and add enhanced features to make investing easier and more accessible, the platform we've launched today will look different next month, six months from now and beyond."

ATB Prosper makes investing a friendly, lower cost, easy-to-understand experience for everyone.

Give ATB Prosper a look at ATBProsper.com

SOURCE ATB Financial

For further information: For more information or interview requests, please contact: Barry Strader, Corporate Reporter, ATB Financial, 780-495-1343 (office); 780-886-4398 (mobile), bstrader@atb.com

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