How to Find Your Vanguard Login

Learn what to do if you forget your Vanguard account login.

Vanguard offers a variety of ways to retrieve your credentials to log in to your accounts with the company. The wealth management company offers customers a standard array of trading options, including its Vanguard mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Whatever product you choose, though, you’ll need login credentials to monitor it online.

If you’ve forgotten your Vanguard password, GOBankingRates has you covered. Keep reading to learn how to find your account login for Vanguard.

Creating a Vanguard Account

To get your password, first you’ll need to set up an account. You can choose among several different investment assets, including Vanguard retirement plans. Before setting up your account, you’ll need the following information handy:

  • Routing and accounting number from previous bank for your Vanguard account funding
  • Current employer’s name and address if applicable
  • Your Social Security number

Creating an account also includes the usual security trappings, such as providing your phone number, date of birth and address.

Recover Your Vanguard Account Login

Once you create an account, you’ll be able to create a Vanguard login. You’ll need to verify your identity using your name, Social Security number, birth date and ZIP code.

You will then be able to create a name and password to conduct online business with your Vanguard funds.

If you ever need help logging on to Vanguard, you can easily recover your user name or reset your password by providing your:

  • Name
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number
  • Birth date
  • ZIP code
  • Email address

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4 Tips for Protecting Your Vanguard Login and Account

Because anyone can fall victim to forgetfulness, GOBankingRates recommends the following password protection tips for digital security:

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

Should you need additional assistance, you can also call Vanguard at 877-662-7447.

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About the Author

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.