Frequently asked questions
How can I set up direct deposit for my account?
To have your employer or another company direct deposit money into your account, follow their specific steps and provide them with Fidelity's routing and account numbers. Note: If you prefer, you can use the Direct Deposit/Debit (PDF) for a Fidelity Account to provide the correct routing and account numbers.
How long does it take for an electronic funds transfer (EFT) to process?
Electronic funds transfers (EFT) from Fidelity accounts are generally received within 2 business days. EFTs sent to Fidelity accounts are typically available within 4 business days, but the funds are usually available for trading before settlement.
What is Fidelity's routing number for electronic funds transfer (EFT)?
The Fidelity routing number, also known as the ABA number, for electronic funds transfer (EFT) or direct deposit is 101205681. If you're setting up direct deposit, visit Determine Your Routing and Account Numbers for more information.
How long does it take to process a deposit?
The processing time for your deposit depends on the method you use to deposit your money.
Online transfers (or EFTs) from a checking or savings account should process within 1 to 3 business days if you submit your transfer by 4 p.m ET. If you deposit a check via mobile app before 4 p.m. ET, the deposit should process within 4 business days. Deposits made via wire transfer typically process within 24 hours.
How long does it take to process a withdrawal?
The processing time for your withdrawal depends on the method you use to withdraw your money. If you choose to transfer your money electronically to another account, such as a checking or savings account, your withdrawal should process within 1 to 3 business days if you submit your request by 4 p.m. ET. If you choose to wire your money to another account, the transfer should process immediately as long as you submit your request by 4 p.m. ET. If you request to have a check sent to you, the check takes about 5 to 6 business days to process before it's mailed to you.
Transfer an account to Fidelity
Whether you have a retirement account from a former employer or a brokerage account at another financial institution, we can help you easily transfer your accounts to Fidelity.
Transfer investment or retirement accounts
When you transfer an individual retirement account (IRA), a brokerage account, or a health savings account (HSA) to Fidelity, it's called a transfer of assets. You can choose to transfer just some of your account, or all of it.
Before you begin
Make sure you have a recent statement from your current firm so you can easily find the information we'll need to process your transfer.
Transfer a workplace account like a 401(k) or 403(b)
Transferring a retirement account to Fidelity from a former employer is called a rollover. The process varies depending on the rules assigned to your account, and it typically takes 7–10 minutes to complete the online form.
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To help prevent unauthorized access to your account, we use 2-factor authentication to verify your identity. This enhanced security feature prevents someone from accessing your account, even if they have your password.