Availability of funds
Here’s when deposits to your Cash Account are typically available:
- Direct deposits are available once received by our partner bank, Green Dot Bank.
- ACH deposits initiated on another institution’s platform with your routing and account numbers are immediately available.
- ACH deposits initiated on our website or app take a few more days to become available due to security holds (which can vary based on the size of the deposit) but immediately begin accruing interest once received by our program banks. Here are the most common situations:
|I want to||My funds are available after|
|Spend my deposited funds with a debit card||3 business days
|Transfer my deposited funds with routing & account numbers||3 business days
|Transfer my deposited funds to a Wealthfront investing account||
Immediately to taxable accounts
3 business days to IRA accounts
|Transfer my deposited funds to a linked external account||Up to 5 business days|
- Wire transfers are available within one business day after we receive them from the other institution.
Check deposits can become available within a few hours or up to five days — it all depends on the amount of your check. Once you submit your check, we’ll show you the estimated date your funds will be available. If the time frame doesn’t suit you, then you can cancel the deposit.
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We’ve partnered with Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, to bring you checking features.
Checking features for the Cash Account are subject to Green Dot Bank’s application and approval. 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. Wealthfront products and services are not provided by Green Dot Bank. Green Dot is a registered trademark of Green Dot Corporation. Green Dot Bank operates under the following registered trade names: GoBank, Green Dot Bank 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. ©2020 Green Dot Corporation. All rights reserved.
Early availability depends on timing of payor’s payment instructions and fraud prevention restrictions may apply. As such, the availability or timing of early direct deposit may vary from pay period to pay period. Interest does not begin accruing until funds arrive at the program banks, which may take up to one business day.
Other fees apply to the debit 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. Please see the Deposit Account Agreement for details.
Other eligibility requirements for mobile check deposit and to send a check may apply.
Apple Pay, Face ID and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc. Google Pay is a trademark of Google LLC.
The Cash Account Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is as of May 5, 2023. The APY 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.
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”).
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. Wealthfront uses more than one program bank to ensure FDIC coverage of up to $5 million for your cash deposits. FDIC insurance coverage is limited to $250,000 per qualified customer account per banking institution. 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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