Fund my account

Four easy ways to fund


Transfer Money

Up to 3 business days1

Set up your transfer in just 5 minutes
 

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Wire transfer

Same business day

Follow our easy wire instructions
 

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Transfer an account

10+ business days

Consolidate your assets at E*TRADE
 

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Deposit a check

Up to 5 business days

By mail or mobile deposit2
 

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Transfer Money


Transfer Money is a free online service that allows you to move money between E*TRADE accounts and from outside financial institutions. It's easy, convenient, and 100 percent protected by our exclusive E*TRADE Complete Protection Guarantee.

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  1. Select the appropriate accounts from the From and To menus and enter your transfer amount.

  2. Enter the date you want the transfer to occur in the Date field.

  3. Select how often you want your transfer to occur from the Repeat this transfer? dropdown, click on Preview transfer, and then Confirm.

 

Transfer Now
(Logon required)

 

Funds Availability

 

Deposit type Funds available
From external account to E*TRADE Bank Third business day after the Transfer Money request is entered if submitted before 4 p.m. ET
From external account to E*TRADE Brokerage Third business day after the Transfer Money request is entered if submitted before 4 p.m. ET 
Based on cleared equity in your E*TRADE Brokerage account, some or all of the funds may be available for investment immediately.
From E*TRADE Bank to E*TRADE Brokerage Immediately
From E*TRADE Brokerage to E*TRADE Bank Immediately
From E*TRADE Bank to E*TRADE Bank Immediately
From E*TRADE Brokerage to E*TRADE Brokerage Immediately
From E*TRADE Bank/Brokerage to E*TRADE IRA


Funds are available for investment immediately.

Funds are available for withdrawal by:

  • 2nd business day if submitted by 4 p.m. ET, and
  • 3rd business day if submitted after 4 p.m. ET.

Funds are debited within 2-3 business days from E*TRADE Bank/ Brokerage account

From E*TRADE Bank/Brokerage to External Account Contact the external institution you are transferring funds to.


Check the status of your wire request in the Customer Service Center. You'll also receive updates online via alerts.

Wire transfer


A wire transfer is an electronic transfer of money between accounts, including accounts at different financial institutions. Wire transfers are fast and highly secure.

To wire money to your E*TRADE Securities account:

  1. Complete and print out our E*TRADE Securities Wire Transfer Form.
  2. Send the completed form to your other financial institution and ask them to wire funds to E*TRADE Securities.

The receiving institution information:

E*TRADE Securities LLC
PO Box 484
Jersey City, NJ 07303-0484
ABA Routing Number: 056073573

 

Your information:

  • The amount you want to wire
  • Your eight-digit E*TRADE Securities account number. (Your account number can be found on the Complete View page when you first log on.)
  • Your name and address

To wire money to your E*TRADE Bank account:

  1. Complete and print out our E*TRADE Bank Wire Transfer Form.
  2. Send the completed form to your other financial institution and ask them to wire funds to E*TRADE Bank.

The receiving institution information:

E*TRADE Bank
c/o E*TRADE Financial Corporation
PO Box 484
Jersey City, NJ 07303-0484
ABA Routing Number: 256072691

Your information:

  • The amount you want to wire
  • Account number (if it's a new account, use your Social Security number instead)
  • The name, address, and phone number of the primary account holder

If your financial institution is located outside of the United States

The receiving institution information:

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

SWIFT Code: WFBIUS6S
For the benefit of: E*TRADE Securities
ABA Routing Number: 056073573

Your information:

  • The amount you want to wire in US dollars
  • Your eight-digit E*TRADE Securities account number
  • Your name and address


Funds availability

Same business day if received before 6 p.m. ET

 

Check the status of your wire request in the Customer Service Center. You'll also receive updates online via alerts.

Transfer an account

 

Transferring an account simply means moving all of your cash or securities from an outside financial institution to E*TRADE. Consolidating assets will simplify your life and make managing your finances much easier with the value, tools, and
guidance E*TRADE provides.

NOTE: This option is only available for funding brokerage accounts.

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Log on and use our easy Transfer an Account feature for the quickest delivery. It will guide you step-by-step through the process.

You'll want to have the following information from your monthly statement handy:

  • The name of the delivering financial institution
  • Your account number at that financial institution
  • The registration (ownership of the account)

If you prefer, or if you are changing the account registration, you can complete our paper Account Transfer Form and mail it to the address provided.

 

Transfer now
(Logon required)

 

Funds availability

 

If transfer request submitted:

Electronically

Via mail
Assets typically delivered:

10+ business days

3—6 weeks

 

Check the status of your account transfer in the Customer Service Online. You'll also receive updates online via alerts.

Deposit a check

 

Choose from two convenient ways to deposit checks into your E*TRADE Bank or E*TRADE Securities brokerage account.

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Mobile check deposit

 

Use the E*TRADE Mobile app to securely deposit checks directly into your E*TRADE account.2

  • Launch E*TRADE Mobile and go to Check Deposit
  • Enter the amount and select your account
  • Sign the back of the check and write "for electronic deposit only at E*TRADE" next to or underneath your signature
  • Snap a picture of the front and back of your endorsed check
  • Tap Submit to make your deposit

 

Download E*TRADE Mobile

Download from the Apple App Store Get it on Google Play

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Mail a check

 

For checks made payable to E*TRADE (E*TRADE Securities, LLC or E*TRADE Bank):

  • Write your eight-digit account number on the memo line.
  • Sign the back of the check and write "for deposit only to [account number]" next to or directly under your signature.
  • Attach a deposit slip (if you have one)

 

For checks made payable to you:

  • Sign the back of the check and write "for deposit only to [account number]" next to or directly under your signature.
  • Attach a deposit slip (if you have one)

Note:
The payee name must match the account owner name on the account in order for the deposit to be processed

Mail your brokerage deposits to:

Regular US mail
E*TRADE Securities LLC
PO Box 484
Jersey City, NJ 07303-0484


Overnight mail
E*TRADE Securities LLC
Harborside Financial Center
200 Hudson Street, Suite 501
Jersey City, NJ 07311

Mail your bank deposits to:

Regular US mail
E*TRADE Bank
Attention: Deposit Operations
c/o E*TRADE Financial Corporation
PO Box 484
Jersey City, NJ 07303-0484

Overnight mail
E*TRADE Bank
Harborside Financial Center
200 Hudson Street, Suite 501
Jersey City, NJ 07311


Funds availability

 

Funds deposited to your brokerage account will be available for investing or withdrawal on the fourth business day after the day of deposit (items received prior to 4 p.m. ET). For funds deposited to your bank account, generally the first $200 will be available on the first business day after the day of deposit (items received prior to 4 p.m. ET), an additional $4,800 will be available on the second business day after the day of deposit, and the remaining amount will be available on the fourth business day after the day of deposit.

Checks, drafts, and securities certificates can also be deposited to your brokerage account in person at many of our E*TRADE Branches nationwide (not available for bank deposits).

Check the status of your deposit in Customer Service Center. You'll also receive updates online via alerts.