To repay your outstanding balance, navigate to your Portfolio Line of Credit summary in your dashboard and press “Repay now”
You can repay a Portfolio Line of Credit by depositing funds from an external bank account, transferring funds from a Wealthfront Cash Account, or selling securities from the investment account tied to the outstanding Portfolio Line of Credit.
When you deposit or transfer funds into an investment account tied to an outstanding Portfolio Line of Credit, you have the option to have the deposit go towards paying down your Portfolio Line of Credit or have the funds invested in your portfolio. See screenshot below for an example:
If you have an existing recurring deposit, you may need to cancel and set up a new recurring deposit in order to choose for future deposits to go towards your investments.
Please note, wire transfers, proceeds from the sale of assets pending migration, and Automated Savings Plan transfers into an investment account tied to an outstanding Portfolio Line of Credit are automatically applied to pay down Portfolio Line of Credit balance before being invested.
In this example, a client deposits $50,000 into ‘My Investment Account’ while he/she has a balance in his/her Portfolio Line of Credit
'My Investment Account' balance
Portfolio Line of Credit balance
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