E-Trade Financial Corporation is a financial services company founded in 1982 with its headquarters in Palo Alto, California in the United States of America. It is a discount stock brokerage firm that operates online.
It is a platform where self-directed investors buy and sell securities such as bonds, options, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and mutual funds by phone or through electronic trading platforms.
It also provides retail banking services such as savings products and sweep deposits. It employs over 3,000 people, has assets worth US$47.94billion and is ranked number 1193 on the Forbes Global 2000 list.
It has 30 retail branches in the united states. As of 31st December 2015, the firm had over 3million brokerage accounts. Its major subsidiaries are E-Trade Bank, E-Trade Securities LLC, and E-Trade Clearing LLC.
History of e-trade
William A. Porter and Bernard A. Newcomb founded the company TradePlus in 1982. With startup capital from TradePlus, in 1991 they started another firm, E-Trade Securities Inc. which offered its services via America Online and Compuserve. The company merged with and acquired other brokerage firms and it was renamed E-Trade Financial. It also later sold some of its divisions.
Awards And Recognitions
The company has received the following awards:
Group 5 Stock Plan Administration Satisfaction Survey October 2016
Webby Awards 2016
Barron’s Annual Online Broker Survey 2016
NerdWallet Investing Awards 2016
Monitor Awards 2016 by Corporate Insight
Products And Services of trade online and offline
They offer accounts including brokerage accounts, retirement accounts, small business retirement account, and professional management account. They also offer investment choices including bonds, stock, exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, options, and futures. They aid customers in planning for their retirement and provide financial education for novice investors.
Online And Mobile Services | Etrade login
The online services offered for their retail banking division include Free online bill pay services, unlimited debit, and check transactions. Other are online images of cleared and deposited checks, unlimited free ATM fee refunds, and free ATM / Visa debit card. Users can access all these by just Etrade login.
Credit Card Facilities
And the points do not expire as long as the account is active. The card offers signup bonuses. Other benefits include insurance for car rentals, travel insurance, extended warranties for purchases and additional coverage for electronics and appliances.