Prospera Credit Union Moves Forward with its Comprehensive Wealth Management Partnership with Qtrade

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Prospera Credit Union and Insurance Agencies
is pleased to announce they are moving forward with the Qtrade Financial Group
as their new partner for comprehensive wealth management services, including
securities dealer, mutual fund dealer, investment and insurance services.
    Prospera has enjoyed a long-term partnership with Qtrade Investor -
Canada's leading independent online brokerage, and now looks forward to
extending their partnership with Qtrade to include their full wealth
management services.
    "We believe our new expanded partnership with Qtrade will allow us to
focus on our commitment to deliver the very best wealth management solutions
to our members" stated Bruce Howell, Prospera's Interim President and CEO.
    Joel Bernard, Vice President, Business Development of the Qtrade
Financial Group, stated "providing exceptional service and support to our
partners and their customers is the top priority for everyone at Qtrade. We
are very excited about the opportunity to expand our wealth management
partnership with Prospera, one of Canada's largest credit unions."
    Prospera will communicate directly with their members about the change in
dealers from Credential to Qtrade in the coming month, and looks forward to
providing customized wealth management solutions to help each member reach
their financial goals.
    If members have any questions about this change, they are encouraged to
contact Prospera Credit Union at 1-888-440-4480.

    About Prospera Credit Union

    Drawing on its more than 60-year history, Prospera is now one of the
largest credit unions nationally and the fourth largest in B.C. With current
assets of $2.2 billion under administration, Prospera's offices are located
from Vancouver to Kelowna, and include 16 branches, 9 insurance offices, six
commercial centers and a contact centre. Subsidiaries include Ubiquity Bank of
Canada, Kelowna Valley Insurance Services Ltd., and Vernon Insurance Inc.

    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 $1.7 billion of investment assets. For more information visit

For further information:

For further information: Prospera Credit Union: Tanya Curtis, Public
Relations, (604) 864-6542, or Qtrade Financial Group: Joel
Bernard, Vice President, Business Development, (604) 605-4122,

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