How Do I Transfer Funds from My Vanguard Account?

If you use Vanguard's online investing tools, you need to know how to withdraw money from your Vanguard account and into your bank account. To withdraw your money with an Electronic Bank Transfer, you first need to link that bank account to your Vanguard account for Vanguard to authenticate it. You can also send a wire transfer. Under some circumstances, Vanguard will also help you transfer your money to an unverified account.

Vanguard has some popular investment tools that many people use to make money. If you're one of those people, you need to learn how to transfer your earnings from your Vanguard account to your bank account. Reading this article will show you several different ways of doing that.

Linking Your Vanguard and Bank Accounts

An electronic bank transfer is the easiest way of withdrawing money from your Vanguard account and into your bank account. To do this, you must first link your Vanguard account and your bank account together following these steps:

  1. Go to the Vanguard web page.
  2. Sign in.
  3. Expand the My Account menu at the top of the page.
  4. Select Profile and Account Settings.
  5. Click on Banking and Money Movement.
  6. Click on Bank Information.
  7. Click on Add a New Bank Account.
  8. Enter your first and last names.
  9. Enter the account and routing numbers for your bank.
  10. Click Review.
  11. Review the information on the review page.
  12. Click on Continue to E-Sign.
  13. Answer a security question.
  14. Click on Sign & Submit.

Withdrawing Money with an Electronic Bank Transfer

To withdraw money with an Electronic Bank Transfer, follow these steps:

  1. Sign into your account.
  2. Navigate to the Sell Funds page.
  3. Select your bank account from the "Where is your money going?" menu.
  4. Select Electronic Bank Transfer.
  5. Enter the amount you want to transfer.
  6. Provide any other information you are asked for.
  7. Submit the transfer.

Withdrawing Money with a Wire Transfer

You can also transfer your money to your bank account with a wire transfer. To send a wire transfer from your Vanguard account to your bank account, follow the same steps for withdrawing money by Electronic Bank Transfer. However, replace Step 4 with "Select Wire Transfer."

Vanguard charges a $10 fee for wire transfers out of a Vanguard account. This fee is waived if you have $1 million or more in your Vanguard account.

Sending Money to a Bank Account Not Linked to Your Vanguard Account

If you need to withdraw your money into a bank account you haven't linked with your Vanguard account, you may be able to. Under some circumstances, Vanguard will work with you to help you get your money into an account that hasn't been authenticated during the linking process. This sometimes comes up, for example, during the seven to10 day period after a client has linked a bank account but before it has been authenticated. To make a transfer in these circumstances, call Vanguard customer service between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Mondays through Fridays and explain your situation.

Contacting Vanguard

If you need help withdrawing money from your Vanguard account, or if you have any other questions, you can contact a Vanguard customer service representative. You can reach one on the Vanguard help forum or by phone.

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