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A rate that
towers over
most banks:
2.00% APY

A rate that towers
over most banks:
2.00% APY

Which is ironic, because they're the ones with all the towers.

Cash earns more here. Build your emergency fund and save for future expenses in a high-yield account where your money only goes up.
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ManageCash AccountAvailable balanceSEPTEMBERInterest earned in September+$25.80Monday, Sep 8 · InterestTransfer to invest$100.00Monday, Sep 8 · TransferAUGUSTInterest earned in August+25.48%Monday, May 8 · Money inTransfer moneyAccount numberscurrent APY interest earned

Not quite a bank.
Quite a bit better.

Zero account fees
Unlimited fee-free transfers
Transfer to invest in minutes
Up to $1M FDIC insurance through partner banks
We work with partner banks to offer exceptional banking features with ultimate flexibility and the security of FDIC insurance. It costs you nothing, and it's all delivered through a Wealthfront Brokerage account that makes building your wealth easy.

Feel the life-changing magic of optimizing your cash.

Discover the deep satisfaction of directing your cash flow with nothing left to waste. Take advantage of helpful automation tools to route deposits to your short-term and medium-term goals, then invest the rest for your future.

Invest in the market in minutes.

Start building your long-term wealth ASAP. Invest your extra cash quickly — with near-instant transfers to connected Wealthfront Investment Accounts.
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Your transfer is on the way.

Money that flows freely (literally).

With unlimited, fee-free transfers to external accounts, you are free to move your money whenever and wherever you choose. Use automated savings to monitor your external accounts and save just the right amount when your balance reaches a pre-set threshold.

Did we mention you can spend it, too?

When we say your money is there when you need it, we mean when you really, really, really need it. Like, now-ish. These checking and ATM features make it possible:
Free debit card
Access funds earlier with direct deposit
19,000+ free ATMs
Pay bills, plus send & deposit checks

Welcome to your money’s happy place.

Don’t save your questions.
We’ve got answers.

Money is complicated enough, so we work hard to make everything about our Cash Account easier to understand. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Will the interest rate lock in, or does it change?

Short answer: it changes based on a number of factors — the most important factor being the Federal Funds Rate.

Long answer: it’s in our best interest to offer our clients a competitive rate, so we’re always looking for opportunities to do just that. When our partner banks pay us more for our deposits, we pay it forward to you with a better APY. We don’t offer “promotional rates,” so you can be sure you’re getting the same great rate as every other one of our clients (and even our own employees). We’ll always notify you when the rates change.

How hard is it to transfer from savings to investing?

So not hard at all! When the market is open, money can usually be transferred to your taxable Investment Account or IRA in minutes.Learn more

But what if I want to withdraw my money?

It’s your money, so you can withdraw it whenever you want. It usually takes only one business day to arrive in your bank account, though if it’s a recent deposit, it may take a few extra days to process.

How many fees are there?

None! Zilch! Nada! We never charge any fees for the Cash Account.

Unfortunately, I have these things called bills. Can you make them go away?

We can’t make them go all the way away, but it’s very easy to set up bill pay with the Cash Account. Paying bills is kind of like making them go away, right?

What if I want actual dollar bills in my actual hand?

If you’re good with twenties, we’ve got free ATMs IRL. Just use our Debit Card to withdraw from more than 19,000 free ATMs at places like CVS, Target, Walgreens, and many many more.
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Cash Account is offered by Wealthfront Brokerage LLC (“Wealthfront Brokerage”), a member of FINRA / SIPC. Neither Wealthfront Brokerage nor any of its affiliates are a bank, and Cash Account is not a checking or savings account. We convey funds to institutions accepting and maintaining deposits. Investment management and advisory services are provided by Wealthfront Advisers LLC (“Wealthfront Advisers”), an SEC registered investment adviser, and financial planning tools are provided by Wealthfront Software LLC (“Wealthfront”).

We’ve partnered with Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, to bring you checking features.

Checking features for the Cash Account are subject to identity verification by Green Dot Bank. Debit Card is optional and must be requested. Wealthfront Cash Account Visa® Debit Card is issued by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association. Green Dot Bank operates under the following registered trade names: GO2bank, GoBank and Bonneville Bank. All of these registered trade names are used by, and refer to, a single FDIC-insured bank, Green Dot Bank. Deposits under any of these trade names are deposits with Green Dot Bank and are aggregated for deposit insurance coverage. Wealthfront products and services are not provided by Green Dot Bank. Green Dot is a registered trademark of Green Dot Corporation. ©2022 Green Dot Corporation. All rights reserved.

Other fees apply to the checking features. Fee-free ATM access applies to in-network ATMs only. For out-of-network ATMs and bank tellers a $2.50 fee will apply, plus any additional fee that the owner or bank may charge. Please see the Deposit Account Agreement for details.

Other eligibility requirements for mobile check deposit and to send a check may apply.

The cash balance in the Cash Account is swept to one or more banks (the “program banks”) where it earns a variable rate of interest and is eligible for FDIC insurance. FDIC insurance is not provided until the funds arrive at the program banks. FDIC insurance coverage is limited to $250,000 per qualified customer account per banking institution. Wealthfront uses more than one program bank to ensure FDIC coverage of up to $1 million for your cash deposits. For more information on FDIC insurance coverage, please visit www.FDIC.gov. Customers are responsible for monitoring their total assets at each of the program banks to determine the extent of available FDIC insurance coverage in accordance with FDIC rules. The deposits at program banks are not covered by SIPC.

The Annual Percentage Yield (APY) for the Cash Account may change at any time, before or after the Cash Account is opened. The APY for the Wealthfront Cash Account represents the weighted average of the APY on the aggregate deposit balances of all clients at the program banks. Deposit balances are not allocated equally among the participating program banks.

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