Move money

Transfer your account

Do you have accounts across multiple financial institutions? You can treat yourself to the benefits of consolidation by transferring your assets to one location.

What is a transfer?

A transfer is moving assets from an IRA or non-retirement account held at another company into a new or existing investment account at Vanguard.

Transfer an IRA

You can continue to have your retirement assets grow in a tax-advantaged account. Move your traditional, SEP-, inherited, or Roth IRA from another company to Vanguard.

Transfer a nonretirement account

You can explore the wide variety of mutual funds and ETFs (exchange-traded funds) we offer. Move your taxable investing account, such as a general investing account or a trust account, to Vanguard.

Transfer a custodial account (UGMA/UTMA)

You can choose from a variety of funds when you move your custodial UGMA/UTMA account to Vanguard.

Not sure how to transfer your assets?

Most account transfers are convenient to do online. Follow the 3 easy steps in our guide to learn more about account transfers and get started.

Why choose Vanguard?

View your assets under one login

Make it easier to keep your portfolio balanced and diversified when you consolidate with one company that offers a broad range of investment choices.

Know that we put you first

We’re unique. Our 30 million investors own the funds that own our company, so your goals are our goals.

Easily share with loved ones

Keep your family more informed and protect your heirs from a financial scavenger hunt.

Save on taxes and fees

Vanguard doesn’t charge fees for you to transfer to us. We also transfer in kind, which means the transfer won't be a taxable event since you aren’t buying or selling any investments.

Learn more about transfers 

Still have more questions about how to transfer your assets to Vanguard?

Transfer FAQs

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There are important factors to consider when rolling over assets to an IRA. These factors include, but are not limited to, investment options in each type of account, fees and expenses, available services, potential withdrawal penalties, protection from creditors and legal judgments, required minimum distributions, and tax consequences of rolling over employer stock to an IRA.