Scottrade Bank® FAQs

Can I access my Scottrade Bank® account(s) from any of my Scottrade® brokerage accounts?

Your Scottrade Bank® account(s) will only be accessible when you are logged into the brokerage account you used to create your bank account(s).

How do I make deposits to my Scottrade Bank® account?

Hover over the Banking tab and click Transfer Funds. From this point you can move money from your brokerage account to your bank account or you can link an external account by clicking on the Manage External Accounts tab.  You can also deposit checks into your Scottrade Bank® account by using the Mobile Check Deposit feature on the Scottrade Mobile® app.”  

What is Scottrade Bank's routing number?

The routing number for Scottrade Bank is 081086674.

Should I use my bank or brokerage account number?

When making bank deposits, you must use the account number associated with your Scottrade Bank® account. For all brokerage deposits, use the account number associated with your brokerage account.

Why aren't my deposited funds available for immediate withdrawal?

A three-day hold will be placed on ACH deposit transactions initiated through Scottrade Bank’s online banking system but originating from external bank accounts. Transferred funds will not be available during the hold period while Scottrade Bank verifies the funds. During this time, your funds on hold will be calculated into the "current balance" of your account but they will not be included in your "available balance" for immediate withdrawal. Interest-eligible accounts will be credited interest based on the current balance of the account.

Account Maintenance

How do I add a joint account holder to my Scottrade Bank® checking account?

Joint account holders must be added at the time your Scottrade Bank® account is opened.

How do I add an external bank account?

You can register external accounts through your Scottrade Bank® account to establish online funds transfer capabilities. To learn how, read Add External Account in the Knowledge Center.

Is the interest rate fixed or flexible for Scottrade Bank® accounts?

The interest rate is variable and will fluctuate with market conditions for interest checking, savings and money market accounts.*

How long does it take to transfer funds and when will my transferred funds be available?

Please view the Funds Settlement Schedule in the Knowledge Center.

Can I use personal finance software to track Scottrade Bank® checking transactions?

If your financial software supports account data imported from Microsoft Excel, you will be able to use your personal software to track Scottrade Bank® checking transactions.

Scottrade Bank® ATM/Debit Cards

Will I receive an ATM/debit card?

Scottrade Bank® ATM/debit cards are issued by MasterCard and can be used wherever MasterCard is accepted. To order a Scottrade Bank® ATM/debit card for an established account, please visit the Banking tab and click Manage ATM/Debit Card(s). You will be given the opportunity to order a new card.

What do I need to do before I can start using my Scottrade Bank® ATM/debit card?

Activate your card by calling the Scottrade Bank® Telephone Banking line at 800.726.8872. Press option 1 for Scottrade Bank then option 6 to activate your card. Once you have ordered a Scottrade Bank® ATM/debit card, other accounts can be linked to your original card. Simply visit the Manage ATM/Debit Card(s) page within the Banking tab to select the eligible accounts you would like to link to your card.

I haven't received my Scottrade Bank® ATM/debit card in the mail. What should I do?

Scottrade Bank® ATM/debit cards are mailed 10 to 14 days after being ordered. If you did not receive your card during this time frame, please contact Bank Support at 855.265.2265, or

Will I get multiple Scottrade Bank® ATM/debit cards for each account that I own?

Each account owner will receive their own Scottrade Bank® ATM/debit card. Note:  Only one debit card will be issued per customer, not per account. With most ATMs, you will be able to access all of your Scottrade Bank® accounts using a single card. Older ATM models may only allow you to access your most liquid account.

How much can I withdraw daily from the ATM?

You can withdraw up to $1,020 daily from an ATM using your Scottrade Bank® ATM/debit card.

Is there a maximum amount of purchases I can make using my Scottrade Bank® ATM/debit card?

$2,500 is the daily maximum amount for point of sale (POS) transactions.

Are there countries where my ATM/debit cards cannot be used?

Due to security concerns, there are several countries around the world in which your Scottrade Bank® ATM/Debit Card cannot be used. Please contact Bank Support at 855.265.2265 to see if the country you are traveling to is on our prohibited list.


Federal law limits the number of certain withdrawals on any savings account or money market account to 6 per month. Withdrawals at ATMs are not subject to federal limits.

Scottrade Bank does not issue a charge for cash withdrawals made at any domestic ATM. We will refund cash withdrawal fees applied to your account by a domestic U.S. ATM at the end of each statement cycle. The rebate will appear as a lump-sum credit on the same statement that incurred the initial ATM fees. If you close your account before the end of the statement period, you will not receive a refund. Scottrade Bank makes its best effort to identify those ATM fees eligible for refund. In the event that you do not receive a refund, please contact Scottrade Bank® Support at 855.265.2265. We reserve the right to terminate or limit reimbursements if we observe a pattern of fraud or abusive overuse, and to modify or discontinue the ATM fee refund program at any time.