Get up to
1 year of free transactions

Open an account. Transfer funds. Trade commission-free!

We have a great offer for all our current and future clients. Get 25 zero-commission trades when you open a new brokerage account and transfer funds into it before July 6th, 2018. You'll have up to a year to take advantage of your free trades. Here's how.* 



Open a new account 

Fill your application online and specify the promo code “SPRING 2018”.

Open an account online

Transfer funds

Transfer a minimum of $5,000 into your new account. 


Start trading

Trade stocks for $6.95 in all of your other existing accounts and in your new account once you have redeemed all your 25 free trades**. 


*See offer conditions

Transfer fees can be reimbursed up to $135 plus tax.
** Trade stocks for $6.95 in your other NBDB accounts and in the new account once you have used your 25 free trades.The $6.95 fixed commission on stocks will apply for a twelve (12) month period in all existing NBDB accounts and in the new account once the 25 free trades have been used. Once the free period is over (i.e. after 12 months), commissions will be charged according to the pricing schedule in effect (including ETFs at $0).

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We offer attractively priced solutions to simplify your life, along with all the tools you'll need to create a portfolio tailored to your financial objectives.


Why pay commissions when you can trade for free?
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Competitive fee structure

Questions ?

Meet with an advisor at the branch

Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Complete the online form. An advisor will then contact you.

Legal Disclaimers

National Bank Direct Brokerage (“NBDB”) is a division of and a trademark used by National Bank Financial Inc. (“NBF”) for its order-execution services. National Bank Direct Brokerage offers no advice and makes no investment recommendations. The client is solely responsible for the financial consequences of his or her investment decisions. Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Offer available from April 23 to July 6, 2018 to new and existing National Bank Direct Brokerage (NBDB) clients who open a new type of account. Cash, margin, and short selling as well as Canadian and US accounts from the same plan (e.g. RRSPs) are considered the same type of account.
  2. Stocks, options, and exchange-traded funds are eligible for free trading, provided this is done through our electronic system and within twelve (12) months of opening an account. Once the free period is over (i.e. after twelve (12) months), the applicable fee schedule, including ETFs at $0, will apply.
  3. To be eligible for the offer, a transfer of $5,000 in assets or more that does not originate from National Bank or one of its subsidiaries must be made to the newly opened account(s) during the promotional period. Cash outflows made until the offer period is over will be deducted from the amount originally transferred and may have an impact on offer eligibility.
  4. The $6.95 fixed commission on stocks will apply for a twelve (12) month period in all existing NBDB accounts and in all new accounts opened once the 25 free trades have been used.
  5. To be eligible for the offer, the client must enroll in our Online Documents service and must opt to receive all documents through this service.
  6. Clients will only benefit from this offer once and must meet all the eligibility requirements.
  7. This offer may be revoked or amended at any time without prior notice.
  8. The amount equivalent to free commissions could be considered income. For information on taxable and non-taxable income/earnings, consult an accountant or a tax advisor.

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