Scottrade, a leading branch-supported online investment firm, announces the opening of a new branch office in Kingwood, Texas. The branch, located at 534 Kingwood Drive in the Kingwood Commons, opens Tuesday, May 27.
The branch will be managed by Sylvia Chester, who joins Scottrade with 21 years of financial services experience.
“Kingwood is a thriving community and opening this branch office will be a nice addition to the area,” Chester said. “This will be Scottrade’s first branch office in the northeast Houston area. We are looking forward to opening a branch in Kingwood, where our customers can easily stop by for assistance or learn more about online investing.”
Scottrade is an online investment firm that provides the tools and research for customers to make their own investment decisions. Scottrade does not provide investment advice, but stock brokers are available at branch offices to answer account-related questions, provide customer service and give tutorials on Scottrade’s online trading services.
“We feel it is important to have branch offices where our customers work and live,” said Rodger Riney, Scottrade founder, president and CEO. “While most of our customers trade online, our local offices allow us to provide a better customer experience for online investors.”
The Kingwood branch office will be Scottrade’s 25th Texas location. Scottrade opened its first Texas branch office in Houston in 1991 and since has expanded into seven other locations in the Houston area.
Scottrade’s Kingwood branch office will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at (281) 812-9888. For more, visit www.scottrade.com.
Scottrade is a leader in online investing, serving individual investors who are comfortable making their own investment decisions. Scottrade is unique in the industry because it boasts low commission rates while offering the largest branch network among online brokerages, with 357 local branch offices nationwide. In October, Scottrade was named Highest in Investor Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates for the seventh time. Scottrade.com is the online trading site of Scottrade, Inc. and offers customers the convenience of placing many orders online for just $7 per trade. In addition to its online capabilities, Scottrade staffs each easily accessible branch location with a branch manager plus additional brokers and assistants. In January 2008, Scottrade was named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America. For more, visit www.scottrade.com.