How To Find Your E-Trade Login

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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 investment 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 residential address
  • Social Security number
  • Employer’s name and address
  • Email address
  • 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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Logging In to Your E-Trade Account

Once you have everything set up, logging in is as easy as one, two, three. Simply go to the E-Trade website and select the “Log on” link in the upper right corner. You’ll only need your user ID and password.

Should you ever lose your credentials, you can easily reset them by providing your user ID (to retrieve your password) or email address (to retrieve your user ID).

If you continue to have trouble, you can call 800-387-2331 to try to get in touch with a representative.

4 Tips for Protecting Your E-Trade Login and Account

GOBankingRates recommends the following tips to protect your account:

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

This content is not provided by E-Trade. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author alone and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by E-Trade.

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Sean joined the GOBankingRates team in 2018, bringing with him several years of experience with both military and collegiate writing and editing experience. Sean’s first foray into writing happened when he enlisted in the Marines, with the occupational specialty of combat correspondent. He covered military affairs both in garrison and internationally when he deployed to Afghanistan. After finishing his enlistment, he completed his BA in English at UC Berkeley, eventually moving to Southern California.
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