How do I fund my Acorns Checking account?

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Jennifer
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You can currently fund your Acorns Checking account in four ways:

  1. Direct deposit
  2. Recurring deposit
  3. One-time deposit
  4. Mobile check deposit

How do I set up direct deposit to my Acorns Checking account?

To set up a direct deposit from your paycheck, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Acorns account and tap "Bank smarter"
  2. Tap the gear icon, in the upper right corner of the screen, to access your settings
  3. Scroll down and tap "Direct Deposit"
  4. Tap "Get deposit form," fill in the necessary information and tap "Next"
  5. Add your signature and tap the arrow (mobile) or "Next" (web)
  6. Preview, then tap "Download deposit form" to download!

Once completed, submit this document to your HR or Payroll department to set up your direct deposit into Acorns Checking! Please Note: it can take 1-2 payroll cycles for changes to take effect, so make sure to follow up with your HR or payroll department to check on the progress of your request.

 

How do I make recurring deposits to my Acorns Checking account?

To make a recurring deposit, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Acorns account and tap "Bank smarter"
  2. Tap "Recurring Deposit" right below the 4 round buttons
  3. Enter the amount and the frequency of the deposit
  4. Tap "Turn on"

Your deposit will be initiated on the next scheduled day and will arrive in your Acorns Checking account within 1-2 business days after that (same with all ACH transfers).

 

How do I make a one-time deposit to my Acorns Checking account?

To make a one-time deposit, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Acorns account and tap "Bank smarter"
  2. Tap the "Transfer in" button (Mobile: right below the text of "Your available Acorns Checking balance is..." and Web: towards the top of the screen)
  3. Enter the amount of the deposit, and where the deposit will come from
  4. Make sure the deposit goes to Acorns Checking
  5. Tap "Transfer"

Your deposit will arrive in your Acorns Checking account within 1-2 business days (same with all ACH transfers).

 

How do I deposit a check to my Acorns Checking account?

To deposit a check, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Acorns account in the app and tap "Bank smarter"
  2. Tap the "Checks" button right below the texts of "Your available Acorns Checking balance is..."
  3. Tap "Deposit check" at the bottom of the screen
  4. Follow the prompts to deposit your check using your phone's camera

Please Note: you can only deposit checks that are made out to you. 

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