5 Ways to Fund

Choose from five convenient methods and
feel confident your money is secure.

5 Ways to Fund

5 Ways to Fund

Electronic Transfer

from most bank and brokerage accounts

5 Ways to Fund

5 Ways to Fund

External Brokerage Account Transfer

of any external account

5 Ways to Fund

5 Ways to Fund

Wire Fund Transfer

from your bank of choice

5 Ways to Fund

5 Ways to Fund

Check Deposit

with the app, in person or by mail

5 Ways to Fund

5 Ways to Fund

Stock Certificate Deposit

by mail or in-person 

5 Ways to Fund


Our processes are simple, and we're here to help you every step of the way—
helping you get one step closer to reaching your financial goals.  
 

Overview

There are five easy ways to fund your account at Scottrade, making it simple to start off on the right foot and begin planning your next financial move.

Choose one of our methods above.

If you have any questions, we’re here to help


Convenient, same-day transfers* directly into your Scottrade account 
 

Log in to your Scottrade account
Step 1

Log in to your
Scottrade® account

  1. Enter your account number and password.
  2. Click Log In.
Select the My Account tab
Step 2

Hover over My Account

  1. Look at the top menu navigation.
  2. Hover over My Account.
     
Click Deposits in the left menu
Step 3

Click Deposits under Transfer Funds

  1. In the My Account menu, look for Transfer Funds in the bottom left.
  2. Click Deposits.
Select Transfer Funds from an External Bank Account
Step 4

Select Transfer Funds from an External Bank Account

  1. Look at the menu items under Deposits for Scottrade Brokerage.
  2. Select Transfer Funds from an External Bank Account.
Click Make a Deposit
Step 5

Click Make a Deposit

  1. Look underneath Transfer Funds from an External Bank Account.
  2. Click the purple Make a Deposit button.
Step 6

Follow the instructions on the following pages

Choose your account type and enter your bank information to complete your deposit.  

*ACH deposits must be in your Scottrade account for 3 business days before you can use the funds to satisfy a margin sell letter or buy stocks under $3, unlisted stocks and options. Scottrade reserves the right to impose further purchase restrictions on ACH deposits.


Five-to-10 business-day transfers of any external account to Scottrade 
 

Log in to your Scottrade account
Step 1

Log in to your
Scottrade® account

  1. Enter your account number and password.
  2. Click Log In.
Select the My Account tab
Step 2

Hover over My Account

  1. Look at the top menu navigation.
  2. Hover over My Account.
     
Click Deposits in the left menu
Step 3

Click Deposits under Transfer Funds

  1. In the My Account menu, look for Transfer Funds in the bottom left.
  2. Click Deposits.
Select Move an Account to Scottrade
Step 4

Select Move an Account to Scottrade

  1. Look at the menu items under Deposits for Scottrade Brokerage.
  2. Click Move an Account to Scottrade.
Click on the link for the full account transfer
Step 5

Click on the link for the full account transfer

(For a partial account transfer, fill out the Account Transfer form as indicated.)

  1. Look underneath Move an Account to Scottrade.
  2. Click on the full account transfer to your brokerage account link.
Step 6

Follow the instructions on the following pages

Choose your account type and enter your external account information to complete your deposit.  


Typically same-day transfers from any financial institution 
 

Step 1

Visit or call your sending bank

US Bank wire information
Step 2

Provide the following information to them:


A fee from your sending bank may apply.

 

Same-day or next-day deposits when you fund via the Scottrade® Mobile app*

 

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Step 1

Log in to your Scottrade® account.

  1. Open the menu at the top-left of your screen.
  2. Tap My Account, then enter your account information and tap Log In.
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Step 2

Tap Check Deposit.

  1. Look at the bottom-right of your screen.
  2. Tap the button labeled Check Deposit.
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Step 3

Tap Select Account.

  1. Look at the top of your screen.
  2. Tap Select Account, then select your Scottrade® brokerage account.
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Step 4

Enter the amount of your deposit.

  1. Tap the box in the middle of your screen.
  2. Enter the amount written on the check you’re depositing.
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Step 5

Tap Check Front & Back.

  1. Tap the Check Front & Back button to open your phone’s camera.
  2. Allow your mobile device access to your camera, if prompted.
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Step 6

Endorse your check.

  1. Sign your name on the back of the check.
  2. Print “For deposit only at Scottrade” underneath your endorsement.
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Step 7

Take a photo of your check.

  1. Use the on-screen guides to position your check.
  2. For best results, take a picture of the check against a dark background.
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Step 8

Review and confirm your deposit.

  1. Tap Review to ensure all the deposit information is correct.
  2. If all the information is correct, tap Submit.

    After your deposit is complete, please wait at least 5 business days before destroying the physical check to confirm funds have been deposited.

The following check types are eligible for deposit via our Mobile Check Deposit system: 

  • U.S. Treasury
  • U.S. Postal Service Money Order
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Local Cashier's
  • Certified
  • Teller's
  • Personal
  • State and Local Government

*Trading restrictions may apply.

 

Same-day or next-day deposits when you mail or drop off a check*

 

Step 1

Complete a check

Checks acceptable for deposit include:

  • Personal Checks
  • Payroll Checks
  • Cashier's Check
  • Money Order
  • Credit Card Check
  • Home Equity Check
  • Money Market Check
  • Starter Check/Counter Check
  • IRS/State Tax Refund Check


*Trading restrictions may apply.

Checks may be made payable to:

  • Any or all account owners (must be endorsed by all payees) 
  • Scottrade
Step 2

Mail to or drop off the check with your local Scottrade® team.


Typically fee-free deposits of most physical stock certificates into your account

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Step 1

Fill out a Stock Deposit Form

Step 2

Contact us

to determine what additional paperwork is required for your particular account.