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Put money in your accounts the easy way

Transferring funds for trading online is fast and safe when you link your bank to your Vanguard accounts.


  • Bank transfers are the easiest way to put money in your accounts.
  • Setting up automatic transactions means you won't forget to invest.
  • Assets in another Vanguard account held in your name can be used to pay for a trade.

Make electronic banking work for you

Bank transfers

Transferring money electronically from your bank, savings and loan, or credit union to your Vanguard accounts provides a safe, fast, and convenient way to invest online. Electronic bank transfers use the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network. Vanguard doesn't charge a fee for electronic bank transfers. This is not a wire.

Automatic investing

Use electronic banking to set up regular transactions into and out of your Vanguard accounts.

But if you want to mail a check …

Just follow the instructions online when you select Check to pay for your investment. Note: Check purchases for Vanguard Brokerage Accounts will be applied to the settlement fund.

Move assets from another Vanguard account

Need assets from another Vanguard account to cover a trade?

You can move assets from another Vanguard account into your settlement fund if the account is held in your name.

Have investments somewhere else?

Consolidating accounts at Vanguard can simplify the way you manage your portfolio.

Investing a lump sum of money

If you come into a large sum of money, you'll need to decide when to invest it—all at once, or gradually over time, a popular investment strategy known as dollar-cost averaging.

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We can help you custom-develop and implement your financial plan, giving you greater confidence that you're doing all you can to reach your goals.

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Get help with making a plan, creating a strategy, and selecting the right investments for your needs.

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Set up automatic investing for your accounts

Help your assets grow by using electronic transfers from your bank, savings and loan, or credit union to automatically invest in Vanguard funds.

You decide how much and how often you want to invest—and if you need to stop the service, you can do so at any time.

Automatic investing makes it easier to stick with your investment plan and simplifies your portfolio management.

Because you won't forget to make an investment or have the pressure of deciding when to invest, you'll avoid the risk of not investing at all.

To establish automatic investments in a fund, you must already own shares of that fund.

It's easy to set up the service:

  1. Log in to your Vanguard accounts.
  2. From the menu, choose My Accounts and click Profile & account settings.
  3. Click Automatic investment.
  4. Select an account and follow the simple instructions.
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Settlement fund

A money market mutual fund that holds the money you use to buy securities, as well as the proceeds whenever you sell.

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The sum total of your investments managed toward a specific goal.

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Dollar-cost averaging

A way to invest by buying a fixed dollar amount of a particular investment on a regular schedule, regardless of the share price. You purchase more shares when prices are low and fewer shares when prices rise, avoiding the risk of investing a lump-sum amount when prices are at their peak.