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Navigators: What's New at RBC Direct Investing

Written by The Inspired Investor Team | Published on November 12, 2020

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Welcome to our first edition of Navigators. Consider this your monthly go-to for what's happening at RBC Direct Investing, including updates, new features and tips to get the most out of your investing.

Latest Highlights…

Account Funding is Easier

Transfer money without logging in to RBC Direct Investing.

If you already bank with RBC, funding your Direct Investing account just got easier because you don't have to be logged in to your Direct Investing account to do it. You can now use the same login you use for banking to seamlessly transfer funds from a personal chequing or savings account to a personal D­irect Investing account (non-registered and registered). The feature is called "Transfer to Direct Investing or InvestEase" and can be found under the online banking Pay Bills and Transfer Funds page.

Can't see your investment accounts on your online banking Account Summary page? You may have to link them first. From your RBC online banking Account Summary page, find the Account Management menu on the bottom right, select "Link Accounts" and choose RBC Direct Investing.

Making Navigation More Intuitive

See more details on your activity page.

We're continually working to update the look, feel and navigation of our trading platform to make things easier for you. You'll find some of the most recent upgrades on your Activity page, with a fresh look and more intuitive ways to explore your transactions, holdings and performance. Stay tuned for more updates.

Coming soon…

New Ways to Find Ideas

Stay tuned for an enhanced stock screener experience that will offer you more ways to narrow your search for investments. The new screener will be a bonus if you like to dig deep into criteria and wish to customize your lists of ideas. Plus, you'll be able to save your results as a watchlist. If you prefer a simpler approach, we've also got you covered with Morningstar's Pre-Defined Screeners. For stocks and exchange-traded funds, you'll find them in the Investor's Toolkit under the Research menu.

Of note, the Lifestyle Screeners are being removed from the site. Save any securities you may be following to your watchlists.

In case you missed it…

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Level 2 Quotes3All RBC Direct Investing clients have access to free level 2 quotes for stocks and ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Find out more in Making the Most of Level 2 Quotes.

Site navigation tip:

Use the search box in the top right-hand side of the RBC Direct Investing online site to search for specific securities or articles and information.

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Stay tuned for our next monthly update.

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2Forum topics and discussions are member-generated and do not constitute recommendations or advice from RBC Direct Investing Inc.

3Level 2 quotes are available on stocks and ETFs that trade on the TSX and TSX-Venture exchanges for all clients. Level 2 quotes are also available on stocks and ETFs that trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange and Nasdaq for Active Trader clients upon accepting the terms and conditions of all exchange agreements on the RBC Direct Investing online investing site.

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