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.
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’ve never charged any account fees for the Cash Account, and we never will.
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 hands?
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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The national average interest rate is based on FDIC.gov, as of December 20, 2022
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The checking features offered on your Wealthfront Cash account are provided by and the Wealthfront 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. Checking features for the Cash Account are subject to identity verification by Green Dot Bank and the Wealthfront Visa® Debit Card is optional and must be requested. Wealthfront products and services are not provided by Green Dot Bank. Copyright 2023 Green Dot Corporation. All rights reserved. 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.
Early direct deposit availability depends on payor type, timing, payment instructions, and bank fraud prevention measures and may vary from pay period to pay period. The name and Social Security number on file with your employer or benefits provider must match your Account to prevent fraud restrictions on the account.
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. Fees and Eligibility requirements may apply to certain checking features, please see the Deposit Account Agreement for details.
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 $2 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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