Check Withdrawal

How do I request a check from my ShareBuilder account?

For a $5 charge, we can send you a paper check. Of course, a paper check can take up to 15 business days to reach your hands from the time you request we send it to you, or your funds become available.

To request a check from your ShareBuilder account, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the Accounts > Transfer Money > Deposit & Withdrawal > Checks (sign in required)
  2. Select Request a check from your ShareBuilder account
  3. Verify that the address on file is correct and make updates if necessary
  4. Enter the withdrawal amount and click Next
  5. Verify the request details and authorize the withdrawal by entering the last 4 digits of your Social Security number
  6. Click Submit

Tip A quicker, more cost effective method is to make an electronic funds withdrawal.

When will my withdrawal be processed?

The 'Process On date' indicates when the funds leave your ShareBuilder account. Your funds will reach your hands in a few business days. Check out the chart below for exact details:

  • Electronic Funds Withdrawal – Typically, funds reach your checking or savings account one business day after we process your request
  • Check Request – We'll send your paper-check 1- to 5-business days after processing—please allow 15 business days from the processing date for the check to arrive
  • Wire Funds Out – As long as the funds are settled, wire transfer out requests received before 2 PM ET process the same business day

When processing occurs depends on whether any of your funds are subject to any holding periods. Please refer to the table below:

Holding Periods
Funding Method Holding Period
Electronic Funds Deposits 5 business days
Check or Money Order 10 business days
Payroll Deposit No Waiting Period
Wire Transfer No Waiting Period
Proceeds from the sale of stock 3 business days