Our cash management suite helps you make the most of your everyday money.
The Betterment Visa Debit Card will be issued by nbkc bank; Member FDIC. Debit cards will accompany checking accounts.
High-yield account helping you earn a variable rate up to APY*.
Cash Reserve is provided by Betterment LLC, which is not a bank, and cash transfers to program banks are facilitated by Betterment Securities.
Checking account with a debit card for your daily spending needs.
Checking will be provided by Betterment Financial LLC, in partnership with nbkc bank.
Our high-yield account built to help you earn more on every dollar you save.
Earn up to APY*
Our variable rate is one of the highest in the nation.
Eligible for FDIC insurance up to $1M†
Your money is insured after it's deposited at our program banks.
Unlimited transfers in and out
Move your money as often as you need to.
Our checking account and debit card help take the hassle out of traditional checking.
ATM fees reimbursed worldwide‡
Plus, use your debit card anywhere Visa is accepted.
No overdraft or other checking fees
While we were at it, we did away with minimum balances.
FDIC-insured up to $250,000
Spend with confidence, knowing your money is secure.
Getting into the details
Betterment Everyday Cash Reserve
*The annual percentage yield ("APY") on the deposit balances in Betterment Everyday Cash Reserve ("Cash Reserve") is and represents the weighted average of the APY on deposit balances at the banks participating in Cash Reserve (the "Program Banks") and is current as of . This APY is variable and subject to change daily. Deposit balances are not allocated equally among the participating Program Banks. A minimum deposit of $10 is required, but there is no minimum balance required to be maintained. The APY cited above is a promotional APY available only to customers who join the waiting list for Betterment Everyday Checking. The APY on deposit balances of customers who choose not to join the Betterment Everyday Checking waiting list is less than the promotional rate, and is as of , subject to change daily. Betterment Securities will receive fees in connection with deposit balances earning the non-promotional APY. See Current APY. The promotional APY is available through the end of the year and may be extended in Betterment's sole discretion. The APY available to a customer may be lower if that customer designates a bank or banks as ineligible to receive deposits. APY applies only to Cash Reserve and does not apply to checking accounts held through Betterment Everyday Checking. Cash Reserve and Betterment Everyday Checking are separate offerings and are not linked accounts.
†Betterment Everyday Cash Reserve ("Cash Reserve") is offered by Betterment LLC. Clients of Betterment LLC may participate in Cash Reserve through their brokerage account held at Betterment Securities. Neither Betterment LLC nor any of its affiliates is a bank. Through Cash Reserve, clients' funds are deposited into one or more banks ("Program Banks") where the funds earn a variable interest rate and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Cash Reserve provides Betterment clients with the opportunity to earn interest on cash intended to purchase securities through Betterment LLC and Betterment Securities. Cash Reserve should not be viewed as a long-term investment option.
Funds held in your brokerage accounts are not FDIC‐insured but are protected by SIPC. Funds in transit to or from Program Banks are generally not FDIC‐insured but are protected by SIPC, except when those funds are held in a sweep account following a deposit or prior to a withdrawal, at which time funds are eligible for FDIC insurance but are not protected by SIPC. See Betterment Client Agreements for further details. Funds deposited into Cash Reserve are eligible for up to of FDIC insurance once the funds reach one or more Program Banks (up to $250,000 each at up to four Program Banks). Even if there are more than four Program Banks, clients will not necessarily have deposits allocated in a manner that will provide FDIC insurance above . The FDIC calculates the insurance limits based on all accounts held in the same insurable capacity at a bank, not just cash in Cash Reserve. If clients elect to exclude one or more Program Banks from receiving deposits the amount of FDIC insurance available through Cash Reserve may be lower. Clients are responsible for monitoring their total assets at each Program Bank, including existing deposits held at Program Banks outside of Cash Reserve, to ensure FDIC insurance limits are not exceeded, which could result in some funds being uninsured. For more information on FDIC insurance please visit www.FDIC.gov. Deposits held in Program Banks are not protected by SIPC. For more information see the full terms and conditions and Betterment LLC's Form ADV Part II.
Betterment Everyday Checking
‡Checking accounts and the Betterment Visa Debit Card provided by and issued by nbkc bank, Overland Park, Kansas, Member FDIC. Funds deposited into Checking will be eligible for up to $250,000 of FDIC insurance. Betterment Everyday Checking made available through Betterment Financial LLC. Neither Betterment Financial LLC, nor any of their affiliates, is a bank. Betterment Financial LLC does not charge foreign transaction fees for the use of the Betterment Visa Debit Card outside of the United States. However, Visa charges a foreign transaction fee of 1%. Betterment Financial LLC does not reimburse this 1% transaction fee on foreign ATM transactions or on any other foreign transactions or purchases.