TD Waterhouse Group, the New York discount brokerage arm of Toronto-Dominion Bank, plans to offer customers the ability to trade bonds on-line by yearend. The broker-dealer will offer fixed-income trading under an agreement with BondExchange, a Mill Valley, Calif., provider of on-line bond research and trading.
Using customized search criteria, TD Waterhouse customers will be able to gain access to a data base of more than 7,300 fixed-income offerings, including Treasuries, municipals, government agencies, corporate bonds, and certificates of deposit.
Separately, the brokerage firm said it has signed an agreement with Nokia of Finland, the mobile phone supplier, to develop a specialized trading platform that would let customers place trades over the Internet using the new Nokia 7100 Series media phones.
TD Waterhouse has more than two million customers worldwide.