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Your investment partner for over 30 years

National Bank Direct Brokerage is the online brokerage arm of the National Bank of Canada, one of the country's leading financial institutions. Since 1987, NBDB has offered Canadian investors accessible and reliable online trading products and services.

Our team of certified professionals is committed to building strong, trust-based relationships with clients, and our services have earned us the prestigious J.D. Power award on several occasions.

NBDB's offering for self-directed investors is among the most comprehensive in the industry, including a trading platform, mobile site, telephone support and events to help clients take their investing knowledge to the next level.


2014: InvestCube

NBDB launches InvestCube, a low-cost service that automatically rebalances your ETF portfolio based on market fluctuations.

2016: Zero commission on ETFs

NBDB starts offering commission‑free Canadian exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The offer is extended to American ETFs the following year.

More than just a trading platform

For over 30 years, NBDB has encouraged its clients to play an active role in managing their finances through self-directed investing.


A user-friendly and intuitive platform

Our new trading platform incorporates state-of-the-art tools to help you make better investment decisions and trade more easily.

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Experts at your service

Our award-winning customer service team, made up of certified securities specialists, is here to provide support and answer your questions.

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A reputation you can bank on

With NBDB, you benefit from the experience and expertise of the National Bank of Canada, the country's sixth largest bank with over 2.5 million clients nationwide and more than $251 billion in assets under management.

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