In May, a new Scotia  iTRADE® mobile trading app will give customers who manage their own investments the ability to make equity and option trades on the go from their mobile and smart phones. The Scotia iTRADE mobile applications run on a secure platform. Customer transactions and information linked to the Scotia iTRADE mobile applications are as secure as accessing the same account information from a desk or laptop.
“Our customers want access to the markets and the ability to trade while using a mobile device at an airport, on mass transit, sitting in a cab or on vacation,” said Bob Grant, Scotiabank Managing Director and Head of Online Brokerage. “They want the technology to be as easy to use on their mobile device as it is on their desk or laptop. We’ve taken their feedback with us into development, and are now putting the finishing touches onto the app.”
The mobile trading app will be compatible with Blackberryii, Androidiii and iPhoneiv devices. The app will also provide users with access to their personal account balances and holdings, allow them to view open orders and execute equity and option trades, while giving them real time quotes, charts, news and option chains, presented in a clear and user-friendly design.
“This is the natural evolution of Scotia iTRADE, whose history is rooted in putting trading directly into the hands of our customers,” said Mr. Grant. “With busy lifestyles, the need to multitask is ever-increasing, and when it comes to financial decisions it’s crucial for our customers to have access to the marketplace when and how they need it.”
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