Enjoy the simplicity of consolidating your accounts

There are clear benefits to placing your investment accounts in Firstrade:
Aside from convenience, integrated asset management and avoidance of duplicate or higher fees, Firstrade offers a full suite of investment products, access to independent 3rd-party research, powerful trading tools and over 30 years of service.


Make a full account transfer from another broker or
open a new account at Firstrade to take advantage of this special promotion

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Transfer FAQs

  1. What should I do before transferring my account to Firstrade?

    You must have an existing account before you initiate a transfer. If you are a new customer, please enter your transfer request 1 business day after opening your account.

  2. During the transfer period, what should I pay attention to? How long does the transfer process usually take?

    The transfer process normally takes 3-4 business days to complete from the time we receive your online request. During this period, your original brokerage account may still show your stock positions. If you place any trades during this period, it may delay your account transfer.

  3. Do I need to pay any fees to transfer my account?

    Firstrade does not charge any fees for incoming transfers. If your existing brokerage firm charges you an account transfer fee, you may avail of our Transfer Rebate offer*.

  4. If my existing brokerage firm is not ACATs eligible, what should I do?

    If you are transferring from a brokerage firm that is not ACATs (Automated Customer Account Transfer Service) eligible, please click here to submit your request manually.

Lower Costs, No Hidden Fees

Commissions Firstrade TD Ameritrade E*Trade Scottrade
Online Stock Orders $4.95/Trade $6.95/Trade $6.95/Trade $6.95/Trade
Online Option Orders $4.95
+ $0.65/Contract
$6.95 +
$6.95 +
$6.95 +
Online Mutual Fund Trades
(Transaction Fee Funds)
$9.95 $49.99 $19.99 $17.00
Broker-assisted Stock
& Options Trades
(+option contract charges)
(+option contract
(+option contract charges)
(+option contract charges)
Minimum Initial Deposit $0 $0 $500 $2,500

* Pricing for competitors are obtained from published official web sites. Some brokers may lower the fees listed above if certain balance or activity requirements are met. The competitor fees are believed to be accurate, but may be subject to change. Please contact each individual firm to confirm the latest fee schedule.