VANCOUVER, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - For the fourth time, Credential Direct has
been named the top overall online brokerage in Canada. The latest ranking is
highlighted in the newly released Summer 2007 Online Discount Brokerage
scorCard by Surviscor.
For the Overall award, Credential Direct scored an impressive 7.79 out of
10, a score 18% higher than the second place contender. Credential Direct also
took top spot for the Investor profile taking top scores for its design and
help features, market intelligence and tools and education.
"We are thrilled that our continued efforts in our online trading
platform have once again garnered the top Overall position in an independent
industry review," said Lothar Fabian, Vice President, Credential Direct. "It
is particularly gratifying to be rated number one in the Investor category, as
this represents the majority of Canadian online investors."
Credential Direct has been consistently recognized as a Canadian leader
in the online brokerage business over the past few years, based upon its
high-quality products and services. With its industry-leading analysis and
financial planning tools, Credential Direct has worked to improve its offering
and to keep its fees among the lowest in the industry.
Surviscor reviewed 16 Canadian online brokerage firms in its Summer 2007
analysis, including bank-owned and independent firms, and evaluated them for
their online features and functionality. The full results can be viewed at:
Credential Direct has added new security enhancements including a
software feature called Credential Direct LocalSSL Secure that will be
available free of charge to all Credential Direct users.
ABOUT CREDENTIAL DIRECT - Established in October 2000, Credential Direct
partners with credit unions to provide online brokerage services to their
members. Credential Direct is a division of Credential Securities Inc., which
is a Member CIPF, the credit union system's preferred full service brokerage.
For further information:
For further information: Jane Mitchell, Public Relations, Credential
Financial Inc., Tel: (604) 714-3843, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org