We use the strongest browser encryption available, store all of our data on servers in a secure facility, and implement systematic processes and procedures for securing and storing data.
We are committed to protecting your account from unauthorized activity. We will work to recover any loss that results from unauthorized use of your Betterment account.1 If you see any unauthorized activity in your account, report it immediately. Do not share your account information or password with anyone else. Learn more.
1 Applies only to transactions covered under the federal Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and requires that you notify us within 60 days of the unauthorized transaction and that you have exercised appropriate account safeguarding practices and have complied with your responsibilities as set forth in the Betterment account agreement and disclosures.
Betterment is a member of SIPC, which protects Betterment accounts up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). Even if something happens to Betterment, you will still get your securities back. Learn More.
Unlike FDIC insurance for banks, SIPC does not protect against losses due to normal swings in the market. An explanatory brochure is available at http://www.sipc.org.
Betterment LLC ("Betterment") and Betterment Securities (collectively the "Firms") each comply with Regulation S-P which requires financial institutions to adopt policies and procedures to protect the non-public personal information of clients. The Firms do not sell personal information to other companies for their independent marketing purposes.
Few institutions are granted this privilege and so Betterment is subject to strict capital requirements and regulatory oversight. Other firms are merely 'introducing brokers' – they rely on third parties you don’t really know to actually look after your investments. With Betterment, the only company you ever deal with is Betterment. Learn more.
A key difference between Betterment and many other portfolio managers is the level of transparency we provide our customers. On any day, after any trade, we disclose the precise number of shares of every ETF in which you’re invested – many portfolio and fund managers do not openly share this information with clients.