First West Credit Union, Qtrade extend partnership

By Staff | April 8, 2013 | Last updated on April 8, 2013
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First West Credit Union and Qtrade Financial Group have extended their strategic partnership agreement to at least 2019, following the recent announcement that Desjardins Group has completed a major investment in Qtrade Financial Group.

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“We believe that there is now a greater opportunity for Qtrade to help elevate the wealth management expertise, products and services being offered to credit union members nationally,” says Launi Skinner, CEO, First West Credit Union. “Canadian credit unions collectively have more than 5.3 million members, and we want to see credit unions positioned well to expand their expertise and services in this area and ultimately grow their wealth management market share.”

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Scott Gibner, CEO of Qtrade adds, “We are proud and excited that First West has extended its commitment to working with us and look forward to continuing our efforts to deliver high-quality financial planning, investment and insurance services to members in the Envision Financial and Valley First regions.” staff


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