Envision Financial Announces a New Comprehensive Wealth Management Partnership with Qtrade

    LANGLEY, B.C., Aug. 18 /CNW/ - Envision Financial announced that it has
selected the Qtrade Financial Group as its new partner for comprehensive
wealth management services. Both First Calgary Savings and Valley First have
opted to go with Qtrade as well, marking a significant milestone in the
partnership between the three credit unions.
    Envision has enjoyed a long-term partnership with Qtrade Investor,
Canada's leading independent online brokerage, and now looks forward to
extending the partnership to include Qtrade's full wealth management services.
    "We're pleased to expand our partnership with Qtrade and we're confident
that their services will enable us to grow our wealth management business both
today and in the future," says Envision Financial President and CEO Gord
Huston. "As our partner since 2000, Qtrade has proven that they are dedicated
to delivering outstanding technology, products, support and customer service
to Envision and to our member-owners."
    Scott Gibner, CEO of the Qtrade Financial Group, says, "We are proud that
Envision has decided to deepen its partnership with Qtrade to grow their
wealth management business. Envision's is one of Canada's largest credit
unions and their partnership with First Calgary Savings and Valley First
Credit Union holds tremendous potential."
    Huston says that Envision Financial plans to communicate directly with
its member-owners about the change to Qtrade, and looks forward to continuing
to provide customized wealth management solutions to help each member-owner
reach his or her financial goals. He encouraged member-owners who have
questions to contact Envision Financial their local Envision branch

    About Envision Financial

    Envision Financial is B.C.'s third-largest credit union with 21 branches
and 19 insurance offices throughout the province. Envision has approximately
$3.8 billion in assets under administration, 120,000 member-owners, more than
800 employees and a number of subsidiary businesses including Envision
Insurance Services, Envision Investment Services, CUDealerLink, Envision
Leasing, inUnison Technology Services, and inUnison Financial Services. For
six years running, Envision has been named one of the 50 Best Employers in
Canada. Envision is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. For more
information, visit www.envisionfinancial.ca.

    About the Qtrade Financial Group

    Founded in 1999, the Qtrade Financial Group provides comprehensive wealth
management services and solutions to 180 financial institutions and their
customers across Canada. Qtrade is dedicated to providing its financial
institution partners with a single source for marketing-leading wealth
management products and services, including: online, full-service and
institutional brokerage services, full-service mutual fund dealer services,
insurance dealer services, portfolio management and discretionary money
management services and proprietary managed money solutions. Today, Qtrade
administers over $3.4 billion of investment assets. For more information visit

For further information:

For further information: Envision Financial, Brian Bevilacqua, Media
Relations and Communications Officer, (604) 539-7179,
bbevilacqua@envisionfinancial.ca or Qtrade Financial Group, Pamela Patton,
Director, Marketing & Partner Relations, (604) 678-6962, ppatton@qtrade.ca

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