Wealthfront receives a portion of the interest earned on the money in your cash account, just like a traditional bank. However, we keep our operating costs lower than a traditional bank by only building products that we can automate. This means we can provide a higher interest rate with our cash account.
How can we offer such a high interest rate? Read our blog post to learn more: How The High Interest Rate On Wealthfront Cash Accounts Does What Banks Refuse To Do
The Cash Account Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is as of August 2 2019. The APY may change at any time, before or after the Cash Account is opened.
Cash Account is offered by Wealthfront Brokerage LLC (“Wealthfront Brokerage”), a member of FINRA/SIPC. Neither Wealthfront Brokerage nor its affiliates is a bank. The cash balance in the Cash Account is swept to one or more 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 Brokerage 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.
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