Newest Vanguard Promotions: Best Offers, Coupons, and Bonuses June 2020

See Vanguard offers and ways to save on brokerage account fees.

Vanguard is known for its award-winning mutual funds and low-cost investing options, which explains why the investment firm has more than 30 million investors worldwide. Unlike other financial companies, Vanguard doesn’t offer special promotions or signup bonuses very often. But it does tout its low expense ratios and 0% commissions on certain products as a way to lure new customers.

A GOBankingRates survey found that many respondents don’t consider promotions and bonuses when settling on a financial institution. If you’re looking for a new brokerage, keep reading to learn what Vanguard has to offer.

This Vanguard guide will cover the following:

Vanguard Accounts at a Glance

If you’re interested in opening an account at Vanguard, you have a few choices depending on how much money you have to deposit. Here’s a quick rundown:

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Vanguard Account Tiers
Account Deposit Amount Features
Standard Client Up to $50,000
  • Expense ratio of 0.10% is much lower than the industry average
  • $0 commission on online ETFs, stock trades and 160 mutual funds
Voyager Client $50,000 to $500,000
  • Expense ratio of 0.10% is much lower than the industry average
  • $0 commission on online ETFs, stock trades and 160 mutual funds
  • No account service fees
  • Access to investment professionals and portfolio management for a low fee
Voyager Select Client $500,000 to $1 million
  • Expense ratio of 0.10% is much lower than the industry average
  • $0 commission on online ETFs, stock trades and 160 mutual funds
  • No account service fees
  • Access to investment professionals and portfolio management for a low fee

Vanguard Account Fees

Vanguard is a low-cost broker that provides commission-free online trading of stocks and exchange-traded funds. However, it does charge certain account-related fees. Here’s a look:

Vanguard Fees 

Account Amount
Nonretirement accounts; Roth, traditional, and SEP IRAs; and educational savings accounts $20 per year
Simple IRA $25 per mutual fund
403(b) plans $5 per month
Individual 401(k) and Roth 401(k) plans $20 per mutual fund

Related: Best Mutual Funds — 6 High-Performing Funds To Diversify Your Portfolio Now

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How To Save on Vanguard Fees

There are four ways you can save on Vanguard fees:

  • Sign up for e-delivery of statements to avoid the $20 account fee for nonretirement accounts; Roth, traditional, and SEP IRAs; and educational savings accounts.
  • Open a Voyager, Voyager Select, Flagship, or Flagship Select client account to save on all Vanguard fees.
  • Maintain at least $10,000 in Vanguard funds and ETFs.
  • Invest in Vanguard’s 160 no-transaction-fee mutual funds.

Learn: How To Roll Over Your 401(k)

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How To Open a Vanguard Account

Opening a Vanguard account online takes less than 10 minutes. Here’s what you’ll need to provide:

  • Account number and routing number from your bank to transfer funds into your new account
  • Employer’s name and address
  • Your contact information, including an email address
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth

You’ll be asked to answer some questions about your investment objectives after providing the information. After that, you should be good to go.

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Other Current Bank Promotions

If you’re in search of the best new bank and credit union signup bonuses, take a look at the regularly updated GOBankingRates list of best bank account promotions. Vanguard might not have any promotional offers at this time, but keep checking the brokerage’s website to see if any come up in the future.

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