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Security

You should always keep track of your financial security. From online investing to banking to managing your credit, stay up to date on today's financial security concerns and what you can do to help prevent problems.

How Account Security Works at Betterment

How Account Security Works at Betterment

Here are some of the ways we are keeping you and your data safe.

4 Tips for Protecting Your Identity and Assets this Tax Season

4 Tips for Protecting Your Identity and Assets this Tax Season

Fraudsters and hackers often abuse trust relationships between online accounts to coerce people into sending them money. Here are four tips to help keep your money and identity safe this tax season.

Use App-Specific Passwords to Sync Accounts More Securely

Use App-Specific Passwords to Sync Accounts More Securely

It’s easy to set up app-specific passwords so that you can help safely share your Betterment data with your other financial providers.

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Understanding Account Security

Learn about how you can help secure your account, including using strong passwords, app passwords, and two-factor authentication.

How We Built Two-Factor Authentication for Betterment Accounts

Betterment engineers implemented Two-Factor Authentication across all our apps, simplifying and strengthening our authentication code in the process.

You Gotta Fight for Your Right…to Your Data

Banks can prevent third-party financial apps from syncing with your banking data. They say they do this to protect you, but it’s likely a strategy to stamp out competitors.

3 Steps to Improve Your Online Data Security

Betterment is likely only one of a host of apps you use online—and employing good security hygiene when you’re online is more important than ever.

Betterment’s Response to ‘Heartbleed’ Bug

Everyone in the Betterment community is completely safe from the 'Heartbleed' bug—your Betterment account was not affected.

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*The Betterment Everyday Savings ("Savings") annual percentage yield ("APY") is as of . Individuals who sign up for the Betterment Everyday Checking waitlist receive a APY, which includes a promotional rate increase that extends at least for the duration of 2019 and until every individual on the waitlist has an opportunity to access Checking. Additional promotional rate increase offers will be made available upon the full launch of Checking. APY is as of without the promotional rate increase. APY is a variable rate that can fluctuate daily, based on the Federal Funds Rate and terms offered by banks participating in Savings. APY may change at any time without notice. Current APY can be found here. No minimum balance is required. There is a minimum deposit of $10.

Checking accounts and the Betterment Visa Debit Card (collectively "Betterment Everyday Checking" or "Checking") 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. 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.