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Welcome to National Bank Direct Brokerage

Congratulations! Your account is now open. Just a few more steps and you can start trading.

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Start investing in 3 steps

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1. Get your login information and access the trading platform

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1 Only applicable for individual accounts. If you hold a joint account or an account opened for a legal entity, please contact one of our representatives at 1-800-363-3511 (option 4-1) to obtain your login information.

2. Transfer funds to your account


Call us at 
1‑800‑363‑3511 to link your bank account to your NBDB brokerage account.


Transfer funds from a bank account
: You can transfer funds online via our trading platform or call us at 1‑800‑363‑3511.


Transfer funds from an investment account
: Complete the proper transfer form for your account and send it to us by mail.


3. Build your portfolio

  • Select your investment products.
  • Use tools such as Recognia, the ETF Centre and automated alerts to weigh your decisions and explore new investment opportunities.
  • Review analysis from National Bank Financial and Morningstar for more in-depth information.
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Transferring investments or funds to NBDB is easy. There's no need to sell your stocks and you can continue trading.

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A platform that shows you the whole picture

Our platform lets you see the details of all your brokerage accounts at a glance.

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Transparent pricing

No matter what product you choose, you'll always get the best rates. And at NBDB, being an active investor pays off—the more you trade the less you pay.

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Educational events

We organize events online and across Québec to help you understand our tools, explore investment research and analysis and get to know the benefits of various investment products.

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Award-winning experts at your service

Our certified securities specialists have won customer service awards on numerous occasions. They are there to help you meet your objectives as a self-directed investor.

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The fine print

Legal documents to review before you start trading

Investment transfer forms

To transfer investments to NBDB:

  • Complete and print the appropriate transfer form, then send it to us.
  • Include a photocopy of the latest portfolio statement of the account to be transferred.

Type of account

Transfer form

Cash or margin account


Registered plan (RRSP, RRIF, LIRA, LRSP, RLSP, LIF, locked-in RIF, RLIF)



T2151 when transferring to a LIRA or LRSP from an employer pension plan

Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)


Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

SDE0100 +

TP-1029.8.IQ (for QESI transfer)