As one of Canada’s earliest discount brokerages, Desjardins Online Brokerage (also known as Disnat) is a subsidiary of the Desjardins Group. Although they may be better known to investors in Quebec and Ontario, Desjardins Online Brokerage has been active in Western Canada in the past several years under the Disnat banner. In terms of direct brokerage services, Disnat offers two service choices for clients: Disnat Classic or Disnat Direct.
The primary difference between the two services is the activity level of the client. Disnat Classic is geared toward less-active investors, whereas Disnat Direct is structured around active investors and traders. As a result, the types of platforms, pricing, and tools offered for each service are understandably different.