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Fidelity® Cash Management Account

All the features you need from a traditional checking account, without the bank fees.

A Fidelity® Cash Management Account includes automatically reimbursed ATM fees, no minimum balances, and easy money movement among your Fidelity accounts.

Account details

Monthly fees None
Minimum balance None
ATM fees None. All ATM fees automatically reimbursed nationwide.1
FDIC insurance

Coverage up to $1,250,000—five times more than the typical bank.2 Learn more about Safeguarding Your Accounts and view current interest rates.

Free mobile check deposit

Scan and deposit checks with your iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ with Fidelity Mobile®.

Free checkwriting Get free checks, deposit slips, and online images of your cleared checks.
Free Fidelity BillPay® Receive and pay your bills on the web or on your mobile device.
Account dashboard Quickly and easily transfer money among your Fidelity accounts, view balances, or pay bills in one secure place.
Alerts & self-funded overdraft protection

Create your own alerts when you have excess cash to potentially invest, or link to other Fidelity accounts for overdraft protection.

See how the Cash Manager tool works.

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 898 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Cash Account It has been 6 months after I had made the switch from a B&M local bank to the Fidelity and I am very happy. If you have a Fidelity IRA, Brokerage, or any other account, I would highly suggest it. It is very easy to transfer money from one to another. I also love the fact that I have free overdraft protection because if for some reason I have limited funds in my checking, it will automatically pull some money from my Brokerage account. Moving money from Checking to my IRA or Brokerage essentially takes 30 seconds to begin trading with it. The ATM Free feature is amazing. I travel to Canada quarterly, and once I step into a CAN airport, I go to an ATM to obtain their currency FREE without paying a $10 commission at one of their exchange booths. Plus I get to keep less cash in my wallet since if I do need some more cash I can go to any ATM without any worry. Last thing that I love if the deposit of checks feature on the phone. My bank had no mobile option so being able not to go to a B&M bank is quite an experience. ****I have read other reviews that checks are held before able to be withdrawn. I have NOT heard of any bank that does NOT do this. Direct Deposits are ready same day, and checks take no more that 2 business days to clear. Do not let others scare you unless you are in fact living paycheck to paycheck and maintain a zero balance. October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Good! I have had a Fidelity Cash Management account for several years and never had a bad experience. I use my iPad to deposit paper checks and ATMs to withdraw cash. I also have a Fidelity American Express and the 2% rewards are deposited directly into my cash management account. Can't remember the last time I was in a bank. August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Stellar Product Unlimited ATM fee rebates, easy cash transfers to all of my Fidelity and non-Fidelity accounts, and no issues accessing my cash while traveling around the world. The Fidelity Cash Management account is the most important piece of my day-to-day financial life, the hub of my cash management. I highly recommend Fidelity to anyone interested in eliminating fees and headaches of traditional bank checking accounts. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leave your brick and mortar bank behind I have had a Fidelity Cash Management account for about 6 years. At the beginning I was wary, thinking I would need services from a local branch that would not be available. I slowly transitioned to relying solely on this account and about 2 years ago said good bye to my traditional bank. The service associated with this account is extraordinary; what you would expect from Fidelity. Here are the perks: 1. I travel frequently. When I need cash I can use any ATM knowing I will get unlimited rebates on ATM fees. This saves me about $20 monthly. 2. If you have any paychecks direct deposited, the money becomes available the minute it is received by this bank. Essentially, if I am due to get paid on the 15th of a month, my Company processes payroll on the 14th. While most of my colleagues do not see their money until the 15th I will see my pay mid morning, shortly after payroll is processed. 3. I was concerned that without a branch if I should loose my ATM card I would be unable to access funds for many days while this was replaced. This is not the case. If I loose my card they can wire money to anywhere in the world and overnight a new card to me. This service does noe exist from any traditional bank I know of. 4. I do all of my banking via their new upgraded mobile application. For most of my payees using their bill pay service funds are received electronically the next day. 5. I had one issue of fradulant use of my debit card. This was picked up by their security department and a replacement card was sent overnight to me. 6. The only thing missing for me is the ability to deposit cash into my account. Where Fidelity wins in my relationship is that due to this exceptional cash management system they have easily earned my investment business. I recently have come into a position where I can begin investing in IRA and traditional brokerage account. I am not looking any further than growing this great relationship they have built with me through this product. Don't be afraid, take the leap and leave your old bank behind. April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy and Helpful We love having a Fidelity Cash Management Account! It has eased our money handling through online banking that is fast, secure, and reliable. The free checking and all the other great services (especially the free ones) are a huge blessing to us. Thanks so much! We look forward to many more years as satisfied Fidelity customers! March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent I love what fidelity has done with the Cash Management account. There are a lot of features to this account such as full view that I really like to use as well as the free ATM withdrawals. I also like the fact that I can invest and use my account as a regular checking account. I have all my accounts with Fidelity (even workplace savings) and plan to continue to use them. I have given several referrals to family and friends to open a cash management account, I should be their official sponsor! :) March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Convenient and Connected I started this account to replace my normal bank account, and it has everything I could ever want. Since I also use Fidelity to do my investing, I can easily transfer money between my accounts. I can easily pay my bills and accept payments online. With the mobile app, depositing checks is ludicrously simple and convenient. The one place where this account falls short is the lack of a way to deposit physical cash, but that becomes less of an issue every year. I highly recommend this account to anyone who wants to cut off your tie to a physical bank and move everything online. March 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by How do you spell awesome? FIDELITY Migrating from standard Bank Accounts to a consolidated Fidelity Cash Management Account was one of our smartest, smoothest moves in years!!! Fidelity Customer Service is awesome. Convenience features (photo deposits) is great. $0 ATM fees is terrific. I set up Cash Mgmt Account (1) as normal check writing, bill paying; Cash Mgmt Accoutn (2) for annual budgetary expenses; Brokerage Account for Investing; IRA for self and spouse. The dashboard is best way to see all Funds and the Customer Service folks are a true delight. They actually speak English too!!!!! September 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Economical I love that ATM fees are reimbursed and the account fees are zero - at least so far. August 31, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not a bank I love some of the perks of this account, like the ATM fee reimbursements, but it takes 4-5 days to cash a check. Any time I've called about this I have been told that Fidelity is "not a bank." Unfortunately, a checking account like this is a bank service, and many people (like me) likely opened the account with bank-like expectations. August 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by No ATM Fees, Quick Direct Deposit As others have mentioned, the fact that all ATM fees are reimbursed is fantastic. Also, I have direct deposit of my paycheck into this account and a traditional bank account. The money is available a full 24 hours in this account prior to its availability at the regular bank. I appreciate earning interest (such as it is) on my money as soon as it is mine, rather than letting a bank make money on my money for a day. August 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retired Have always had good service and accurate info. Very courteous and timely payments. Easy to do whatever I call in for. August 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Meets my needs. Works well except for the lag in identifying online payments. I receive notifications that my payment has been processed from vendors before it shows up in Cash Management. August 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quick Access Just what I needed... quick access and view of all my accounts. August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does everything I need I think the account is perfect. It's convenient having all of my financial life on one page and seamlessly connected. It does everything I need it to do. August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thorough I like the features offered by the CMA account. They are thorough and complete. August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by One minor issue Overall very happy with the cash management account. I like the flexibility and "big picture". Only minor, well not too minor issue was I had bill pay setup for my mortgage. I got a call a week after past due that no check was received from Fidelity. Luckily I was not dinged on my credit report but did have a late fee that was covered by my account representative. I deleted the Fidelity cash management bill pay for the mortgage payment and found a better way using direct ACH transfer. August 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Clunky, clunky clunky I've had this account for 3 days and I have to say my experience has not been good. First off, unlike many other accounts I have with online banks, I cannot setup transfers from my B&M bank without having to fill out a form and mail it in. Then I tried to deposit a check using the mobile app, unfortunately they thought my 15 looked like a 12 and rejected the deposit. Once rejected there's no method online to correct the error and attempt to redeposit. Finally, activating the cards and setting up pins tonight. My card went fine, my wife's not so much. I enter the pin and am asked to press 1 to confirm. Instead of confirming, I'm put in a loop. Finally I just gave up. Last note, the website is very clunky and hard to easily get information from. August 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ease of use, secure, reliable... Just used my account and am very satisfied with it. After opening the account, I decided to consolidate my IRA accounts, with various companies, to make it easier to monitor these. August 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Who needs a bank Who needs a bank when Fidelity offers a great account like the Cash Management Account. August 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Need a Traditional "Statement" Online Have to keep my existing account as it's much easier to pull or receive a statement and balance. Switching within other Fidelity accounts is a good feature. August 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great service Easy to access my money and really appreciate the free checks. People always do a double take when they see the check is written on Fidelity August 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Convenient Meets our needs for flexibility, withdrawals. Interest on balances would make it even nicer.. August 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Phone support While most phone support people have been friendly and helpful there have been 2 times when the representative was abrasive, and unhelpful. This occurred when my support issue seemed to be outside of their expertise. August 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bilpay Review Wish there was a way to deposit cash into the account. Also some of my providers have difficulty with the account number. July 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by After a year, I am not disappointedly After a year of switching to a CMA with fidelity, I can't ever imaging banking with anyone else. They offer excellent customer service and I have never waited longer then a few min to talk to an English speaking person. For those who have concern about cash deposits, I would recommend using a B&M bank for a money market account (always have something liquid and ready to pull in case of an emergency and this type of account has a higher interest rate). Transferring between fidelity and non- fidelity accounts is easy and it's better to have separate banks for savings and checking. July 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by more features It would be much more useful if it had the ability to make recurring payments July 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Average 1) Stock Screener does not have enough flexibility. For example, the stock screener does not allow custom periods for rate of change. You only get weekly, quarterly, or annual. That skews the numbers around earnings time. 2) The website has lots of wasted space and requires scrolling around to find the information that I need. Make a requirement for information density instead of marketing materials. 3) Active trader pro is clunky. for example, it appears that two symbols can be displayed on a chart but, you cannot pull up two sets of bars, you cannot normalize them or do percentages (other than manually via drawing trend lines) , there is no custom scaling of prices or time which makes projecting trends into the future difficult. 4) Contingent orders are limited. I see no reason that orders can not be stringed together with some logic. The limited ones offered I find no use for. July 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mostly Excellent Unable to determine if my autopay to my FIA credit card has been established or not. I tried to set it up 2-3 months ago, but can't find that it's in effect. July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fidelity Review Excellent service. Allways improving on line features . No complaints. Keep up the quality service. July 29, 2015
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Fidelity® Cash Management Account vs. Your Bank (1:28)

Watch a brief video to see how the Fidelity® Cash Management Account can help you save and earn money in ways that a traditional bank can't.

The Fidelity Cash Management Account is a brokerage account designed for spending and cash management. It is not intended to serve as your main account for securities trading. Customers interested in securities trading should consider a Fidelity Account®.
The Cash Balance in the Fidelity Cash Management Account is swept to an FDIC-insured account at one or more Program Banks where it earns a variable rate of interest. The deposit at the Program Bank is not covered by SIPC. The deposit is eligible for FDIC insurance subject to FDIC insurance coverage limits. For more information about FDIC insurance coverage, please visit the FDIC website at www.FDIC.gov. As referenced in the FDIC Insured Deposit Sweep Disclosure Document for the Fidelity Cash Management Account, customers are responsible for monitoring their total assets at each of the Program Banks to determine the extent of available FDIC insurance. All FDIC insurance coverage is in accordance with FDIC rules. See the list of eligible Program Banks.
1. All Fidelity ATM withdrawal fees will be waived for your Fidelity® Cash Management Account. In addition, your account will automatically be reimbursed for all ATM fees charged by other institutions while using a Fidelity® Visa® Gold Check Card linked to your account at any ATM displaying the Visa®, Plus®, or Star® logos. The reimbursement will be credited to the account the same day the ATM fee is debited from the account. Please note, there is a foreign transaction fee of one percent that is not waived, which will be included in the amount charged to your account. The Fidelity® Visa® Gold Check Card is issued by PNC Bank, N.A. and the check card program is administered by BNY Mellon Investment Servicing Trust Company. Those entities are not affiliated with each other or with Fidelity Investments. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association, and is used by PNC Bank pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.
2. The Fidelity® Cash Management Account's uninvested cash balance is swept to one or more program banks where it earns a variable rate of interest and is eligible for FDIC insurance. At a minimum, there are five banks available to accept these deposits, making customers eligible for nearly $1,250,000 of FDIC insurance. If the number of available banks changes, or you elect not to use, and/or have existing assets at, one or more of the available banks, the actual amount could be higher or lower. For more information on FDIC insurance coverage, please visit www.FDIC.gov. Customers are responsible for monitoring their total assets at each of the Program Banks to determine the extent of available FDIC insurance coverage in accordance with FDIC rules. Refer to the FDIC-Insured Cash (Core) Disclosure Statement and list of eligible Program Banks for details. The deposits at Program Banks are not covered by SIPC.
For additional information please see the Fidelity Cash Management Account FDIC Disclosure Document (PDF)
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