What We Do

Get to Know Scottrade

Throughout our more than 35-year history, our clients’ financial plans and goals have evolved – and so have we. We’ve grown our brokerage products and services, expanded banking services and have evolved to offer investment guidance options. Whether our clients know exactly what to do or need some help along the way, we're here to clear the path so they have the confidence to build a plan for financial success. 

Our firm is organized under a holding company, Scottrade Financial Services, Inc., with four key lines of business.

  • Scottrade, Inc. is the brokerage line of business that so many clients rely on for their trading and investing needs.
  • Scottrade® Advisor Services, a division of Scottrade, Inc., provides custodial and institutional services helping Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) grow their businesses. 
  • Scottrade Bank delivers a range of retail services along with commercial and equipment finance lending.
  • Scottrade Investment Management offers investment portfolio guidance and personalized financial advice as well as referrals to independent Registered Investment Advisors through its Advisor AccessTM program.

At our brokerage firm, we start with our clients and their needs, sharing their passion for trading and investing, and listening carefully to what matters most to them. We provide a wide variety of solutions that empower them to build a plan, maximize their potential and help them own their investment decisions.

Deliver Innovative Solutions

We offer the solutions clients need to maintain a portfolio to match their strategy. To continuously improve their online trading and investing experiences, we rely heavily on our clients’ input. Knowing what they need and integrating it into our trading tools and services helps us deliver innovative solutions that better serve their unique investing and trading styles.

With tools to help clients determine an asset allocation that’s right for them, to pick investments supporting their plan goals, to manage their portfolios and to stay updated on the latest market news, we make it possible for our clients to research market opportunities, gain insight and invest with confidence.

Offer Personalized Service

Our extensive branch network has always been the backbone of our award-winning client service and gives our clients the opportunity to speak with an experienced investment consultant face-to-face. But our personal service doesn’t end there – Scottrade® clients can also access assistance when it’s convenient for them through after-hours phone support, online chat and social media.

Because investors need a partner who understands their goals, the firm is deepening existing client relationships and creating new relationships with those specifically seeking advice. Combining Scottrade’s local branch offices with specialized service teams and the addition of Guidance Counselors from Scottrade Investment Management, our team is ready to help clients succeed in the long term.

Building and Maintaining Investment Plans

Scottrade Investment Management is an investment advisor for clients that want guidance to help them achieve their goals. The Guidance Solutions® Group partners with clients to assess specific needs and provides recommendations for a variety of solutions, including managed portfolios and referrals to Registered Investment Advisors through our Advisor AccessTM program.

With nearly 1,000 Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) using Scottrade®Advisor Services as a custodian, we are invested in helping them manage their growing businesses and finding ways to bring value to their clients. That’s why we take time to get to know RIAs using our custodial and institutional trading services.

Provide Exceptional Service and Value

We take a personalized approach to service that can help build powerful connections. Our professional and experienced service teams are committed to learning about and understanding each advisor’s business.

When technology, compliance or marketing support is needed, our Strategic Resource Center helps connect advisors with resources – often at a discount.

Challenge the Status Quo

We have years of experience working with independent advisors and work tirelessly to understand their businesses and their goals. We aspire to deliver to advisors exceptional service, innovative technology and operational excellence.

Our straightforward, supportive and scalable solution is there to help advisors and their clients achieve their life goals.

At Scottrade Bank, we offer financial solutions, specialized expertise and dedicated resources to meet the unique needs of Scottrade, Inc. retail clients and commercial customers nationwide.

As a top 100 U.S. bank by total assets,* we attribute our success to an unwavering focus on the needs of our clients. Scottrade Bank provides what our clients want most: simple, convenient and low-cost banking services that make life easier.

Personal Banking Clients

Our retail banking clients also have brokerage accounts, and we understand how important it is to have money available for trading or future investing. With easy account funding, no monthly maintenance fees and the convenience of accessing all accounts through one platform, our clients can manage their banking and brokerage needs the way they choose.

Commercial Banking Clients

Businesses need a strong banking partner that can help them focus on what matters: growing and improving their businesses. Scottrade Bank Equipment Finance offers businesses nationwide a full range of equipment financing options. Growing commercial lending and expanding our loan products allow us to continue providing solutions that make sense for our clients and their business needs.

* FFIEC Call Report, March 31, 2015