How to Find Your E-Trade Login

See what to do if you forget your E-Trade account credentials.

Like most financial institutions, E-Trade offers a variety of ways to retrieve your login credentials. The bank-brokerage combo offers customers a variety of trading options and retirement accounts, as well as standard banking services including checking and saving accounts. Whatever product you choose, though, you’ll need login credentials to monitor your funds.

Forgetting your password happens to the best of us, but GOBankingRates has you covered. Keep reading to learn how to find your online login information for your E-Trade account.

Creating an E-Trade Account Login

To create a login for the first time, you’ll need to set up an account. The brokerage offers retirement accounts — one example is the E-Trade individual retirement account — as well as investing options such as stocks, futures and exchange-traded funds. Before setting up your E-Trade account, you’ll need the following information handy:

  • U.S. permanent resident address
  • Social Security number
  • Employer’s name and address
  • Email address
  • Contact information such as email and phone number
  • Date of birth

Note that you will need the routing number and account number for your bank if you need to fund your E-Trade account. You will create your E-Trade login concurrently with your account. This login is compatible with the E-trade app.

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E-Trade Sign-In Setup

Once you have everything set up, logging in is as easy as one-two-three. Simply go to its website, and select E-Trade’s “Log On’ button. You’ll only need your user ID and the password. Should you ever lose your E-Trade credentials, you can easily reset it by providing your login ID (to retrieve your password) or email address (to retrieve your login ID).

If you continue to have trouble, you can call 800-387-2331, and try to get in touch with a representative. E-Trade also supports live chat, which also provides password support.

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4 Tips for Protecting Your E-Trade Login and Account

GOBankingRates recommends the following password protection tips:

  • Use unique passwords in the places where you do business.
  • Enroll in two-factor authentication.
  • Ensure your contact information is up-to-date.
  • Activate voice ID, or use a verbal password when calling the financial institution.

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