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HOW IT WORKS

  1. Open an M1 account that matches the account type you’re transferring. 
  1. Upload your documents securely through our encrypted form. It only takes 4 minutes. 
  1. Complete steps 1 & 2 and let our team take care of the rest. 


GET UP TO $2,500 WHEN YOU SWITCH TO M1 

Transferring securities to M1 from another brokerage account is simple. Plus, see how much you could earn. 


ACCOUNT TRANSFER SIZE
YOUR BONUS

$100,000 – $249,999.99

$250

$250,000 – $499,999.99

$500

$500,000 – $999,999.99

$1,000

$1,000,000 +

$2,500


$1 BILLION (WITH A ‘B’) IN TRANSFERS 


More than 16,000 savvy investors have made the choice to come to M1 from places like Vanguard, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, and Betterment.

May not be representative of the experience of other customers.

“It is truly the best of both worlds: the choice of securities like traditional brokers as well as the automation of modern robo-advisors.”

Michael M.


WITH M1, THERE’S NO COMPARISON

M1 provides greater automation, better checking, lower margin rates, and more chances to keep doing more of what you want.


M1

Vanguard

Schwab

Fidelity

Robinhood

AUTOMATION

AUTOMATION
M1

Dynamic Rebalancing, investing schedules, Smart Transfers

Vanguard

No

Schwab

Only available with Intelligent Portfolios®

Fidelity

Only available with hybrid robo advisor

Robinhood

Only investing schedules

FRACTIONAL SHARES

FRACTIONAL SHARES
M1

Yes, on stocks and ETFs

Vanguard

No

Schwab

Yes, only on S&P 500 stocks®

Fidelity

Yes, only available on mobile app

Robinhood

Yes, on stocks and ETFs

MARGIN RATES

MARGIN RATES
M1

2 — 3.5% info icon

Vanguard

4.75 — 8.5%

Schwab

6.575 – 8.325%

Fidelity

4 — 8.325%

Robinhood

$5/month + 2.5%

DIGITAL BANKING

DIGITAL BANKING
M1

Yes, 1% APY and 1% cash back with M1 Plus info icon

Vanguard

No

Schwab

Yes, 0.03% APY

Fidelity

Yes, 0% APY

Robinhood

Yes, 0.3% APY

FEES

FEES
M1

Free, M1 Plus is $125/year

Vanguard

Free, but some options carry fees

Schwab

Free, but some options carry fees

Fidelity

Free, but some options carry fees

Robinhood

Free, but some options carry fees


M1 rates are current as of March, 2021. Information on competing brokerages was accessed from each brokerage’s website in March, 2021.



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ACCOUNT PROTECTION WITH PEACE OF MIND


Securities in M1 Invest accounts are insured up to $500,000 by the SIPC.


M1 Spend checking accounts may be insured up to $250,000 by FDIC insurance.


We are a technology-first company that utilizes the latest in information security.



DON’T WAIT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER!

Transfer a brokerage account to M1 and earn up to $2,500

Transfer a brokerage account or IRA to M1 and earn up to $2,500. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Get a copy of a recent account statement from your brokerage.
  2. Ensure you have an account open in good-standing at M1 that matches the account type you’re transferring (e.g., if you are transferring securities from a joint brokerage account, you’ll need a joint brokerage account open at M1)
  3. Submit a transfer request from another brokerage account within the first 60 days as an M1 client. Click here to get started.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Beginning June 1, 2021, this ACATS promotion offer applies to direct account transfers (from participating brokerages) initiated within the first 60 days from client sign-up on M1 (“ACATS Transfer Promo”). Any ACATS Transfer Promo payments for eligible transfers will be paid 150 days after the client’s sign-up date with M1. Client sign-up date is defined as the day a new client submits a valid email and password creating a user login for M1 Finance. This ACATS Transfer Promo offer is valid only for direct broker transfers received through the Automated Customer Account Transfer Service (“ACATS”). This offer is non-transferable, and not valid with any of the following: internal transfers, ACH deposits (bank transfers), wire transfers, direct 401(k) rollovers, or in conjunction with other promotional offers M1 Finance or may offer from time to time.

Cryptocurrency is not eligible for ACATS. Additionally, any security transferred via ACATS that is not traded by M1 will be liquidated, including but not limited to Mutual Funds and Over-The-Counter securities.

The ACATS Transfer Promo amount (see table below) will be based on the aggregate value of all brokerage accounts or IRAs transferred within the initial 60 days of new client sign-up date. The aggregate account value is determined as the current market value of all holdings and cash on the day the transfer is completed. Account value of the qualifying account must remain equal to, or greater than, the value after the net deposit was made (minus any losses due to trading, market volatility or margin debit balances) at time of ACATS Transfer Promo pay out1. M1 Finance may charge the account for the cost of the offer at its sole discretion. M1 reserves the right to restrict or revoke this offer at any time. This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to do business.

Taxes related to any M1 Finance promotional offers are your responsibility. All promotional items and cash received during the calendar year will be included on your consolidated Form 1099. You are encouraged to consult a legal or tax advisor for the most recent changes to the U.S. tax code and for rollover eligibility rules.

ACATS Transfer Promo

Account Value1Promotional Credit ($)
$100,000 – $249,999.99$250
$250,000 – $499,999.99$500
$500,000 – $999,999.99$1,000
$1,000,000 +$2,500

ACATS Transfer Promo credits will not be applied for any transfer which has completed retroactively.

This promotion is not valid with any other offers and is non-transferrable. Offer available only to individuals who are 18 years or older and are Legal U.S. Residents. M1 reserves the right to terminate this offer at any time, to limit the amount of account bonuses you are eligible to receive, and to refuse or recover any promotion award if M1 determines that it was obtained under wrongful or fraudulent circumstances, that inaccurate or incomplete information was provided, or that any terms of the M1 Terms of Use or Account Agreement have been violated. This offer is not valid if the name on the M1 account is different than the name on the outside brokerage account requested for the ACATs.

General Conditions: By participating in this ACATS Transfer Promo, you agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless, M1, its affiliates, retailers, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, members, managers, partners, and employees from any liability or damages that may arise out of participation in this ACATS Transfer Promo or out of acceptance, use, misuse or possession of the cash deposit attained through this promotion. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

Your Personal Information: Personal information collected in connection with this offer will be used in accordance with M1’s Privacy Policy.

This promotion expires at 12:00pm ET on December 31, 2021.

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