Link your bank account to Vanguard—the easiest way to move money


Why use electronic bank transfers

It's convenient

Bank transfers are quick and easy. They take one business day when you buy Vanguard funds and two business days if you're selling assets.

It's safe and secure

You want to be sure your account information is safe—and so do we. That's why uses the latest online safeguards. See how we protect your information »

It's reliable

Your transfers go through a highly reliable payment system operated by the nation's banks and the U.S. Federal Reserve.

It's always available is open for business 24 hours a day so you can manage your investments when it's convenient for you.

Same-day trades possible

With electronic bank transfers, you control which day your money is invested or assets are sold. Just submit a transfer before the close of the New York Stock Exchange (generally 4 p.m., Eastern time) and you'll get that day's closing price.

You no longer have to wonder whether your check made it through the mail or when Vanguard will receive it.


Get started with electronic bank transfers

It takes just a few minutes to set up the electronic bank transfer service. You'll need the bank account and routing numbers from your checks.

For your protection, we use deposit verification to authenticate your bank information. The details are on the "Review" screen.


Put your investments on autopilot

If you invest on a regular basis, you can use electronic bank transfers to move money automatically from your bank account to your Vanguard account. Select a schedule that's convenient for you—weekly, every other week, monthly, or twice each month. By investing a fixed dollar amount on a regular basis, you put dollar-cost averaging to work for you. You can also use electronic bank transfers to regularly move money from a Vanguard account to your bank account. Set up automatic investing »


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