How it works


Open an M1 account that matches the account type you’re transferring.

Upload your documents securely through our encrypted form.
It only takes 4 minutes.

Complete steps 1 and 2 in your first 60 days as an M1 client to receive your transfer bonus.e


Get up to $2,500 when you switch to M1

Transferring securities from another brokerage account to M1 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



More than $700 million in transfers


10,000+ savvy investors have transferred to M1 from places like Vanguard, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, and Betterment, among others.

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, increased borrowing power, and more chances to keep doing more of what you want. For free.


M1

Vanguard

Schwab

Fidelity

Robinhood

Automation

AUTOMATION
M1

Dynamic rebalancing, 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 lending base rate

MARGIN LENDING BASE RATE
M1

3.50%, multi-use portfolio line of credit info icon

Vanguard

6%, only available for buying securities

Schwab

6.50%, only available for buying securities

Fidelity

7.075%, multi-use portfolio line of credit

Robinhood

$5/month + 2.5%, only available for buying securities

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


Information on competing brokerages was accessed from each brokerage’s website on December 22, 2020.



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.


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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 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 during your first 60 days as an M1 client. Click here to get started.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Offer applies to direct account transfers initiated in the first 60 days since M1 user sign-up date from participating brokerages. Payments for eligible transfers will be paid 90 days after the 60 day period is up. This offer is valid for direct broker transfers received through the Automated Customer Account Transfer Service (ACATS) only. This offer is not valid with ACH deposits, wire transfers or direct 401k rollovers.

This offer is not transferable, is not valid with internal transfers, and is not valid in conjunction with certain other offers. 

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.

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 or market volatility or margin debit balances) for 60 days. 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 M1 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.

Through the M1 Finance Transfer Promotion Program you have the opportunity to earn a promotional credit based on the account value:

Account ValuePromotional 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

The account value is determined as the current market value of all holdings and cash on the day the transfer is completed.

User sign-up date is defined as the day a client submits a valid email and password creating a user login for M1 Finance.

Promotional value is available for transfers submitted via ACATs. ACH deposits (bank transfers), and 401(k) rollovers are not eligible for promotional credits. Promotional credits will not be applied for any transfer which has completed retroactively. The promotional amount will be based on the aggregate value of all brokerage accounts or IRAs transferred.

This promotion is not valid with any other offers and is non-transferrable. Offer available to Legal U.S. Residents only. 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 promotion, 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 promotion 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.

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Brokerage products are: Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value

M1 Plus is an annual membership that confers benefits for products and services offered by M1 Finance LLC and M1 Spend LLC, each a separate, affiliated, and wholly-owned operating subsidiary of M1 Holdings Inc. “M1” refers to M1 Holdings Inc., and its affiliates.

All investing involves risk, including the risk of losing the money you invest, and past performance does not guarantee future performance. Borrowing on margin can add to these risks, and you should  learn more  before borrowing. Nothing in this informational site is an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell any security and you are encouraged to consult your personal investment, legal, and tax advisors.

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No minimum balance to open account. No minimum balance to obtain APY (annual percentage yield). APY valid from account opening. Fees may reduce earnings. Rates may vary.

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