How much does it cost to use M1?

M1 is a commission-free platform.

Beginning May 15, 2024, clients without an active M1 Personal Loan or clients with M1 assets that do not reach a minimum value of $10,000 at least one day during each billing cycle will incur a monthly $3 platform fee.

Your total M1 assets include the aggregated settled value of all M1 Investment and Earn Accounts. This includes Individual Accounts, Joint Accounts, Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, Trust Accounts, Custodial Accounts, Crypto Accounts, High-Yield Savings Accounts, and High-Yield Cash Accounts.

If you have $10,000 or more in M1 assets at least one day during each billing cycle or an active Personal Loan, the monthly platform fee will not apply to you.

 

Where is the Platform fee page?

The platform fee page is located in your account settings.

  1. Navigate to your account settings
  2. Select “Platform fee”

 

What is my platform fee billing date?

Your first platform fee billing date will vary depending on when you create your M1 login. After your first billing cycle, your second billing date and all the billing dates that follow will be on the same day each month.

The first billing date for clients who created an M1 login before February 15, 2024, will be May 15, 2024. Their billing date will be the 15th each month that follows.

For example:

You created your M1 login on August 19, 2022. Your first platform fee billing date will be May 15, 2024 and your future billing dates going forward will be on the 15th each month.

The first billing date for clients who create an M1 login after February 15, 2024, will be 90 days after signup.

If your first billing date falls on the 29th, 30th, or 31st of the month, all your monthly billing dates that follow will be the 1st each month.

For example: 
You create your M1 login on May 1, 2024. Your first platform fee billing date will be July 29, 2024 and your future billing dates going forward will be on the 1st each month.

You will be able to view your platform fee billing date on the platform fee page.

 

What if my M1 assets drop below $10,000?

You will not be charged the platform fee due to your M1 assets temporarily dropping below $10,000. Meeting the $10,000 asset threshold at least one day during each billing cycle will ensure the platform fee is waived.

 

How do I know if I’m being charged the platform fee?

You can view your current platform fee status and billing history on the platform fee page. From there you will see if your platform fee was waived, will be waived next billing cycle, or if you’re currently paying $3 a month to access M1.

 

How is the platform fee charged?

You can select a default payment account on the platform fee page for future platform fee charges. 

M1 accounts that can be selected for default platform fee payment include Individual Brokerage, Joint Brokerage, Savings Accounts, or Cash Accounts.

Custodial, Trust, IRA, Crypto Accounts, and credit cards including the Owner’s Rewards Card are not eligible for platform fee payment.

If your default payment method does not process, we’ll attempt to bill other applicable accounts in the following order:

  1. An Individual or Joint Brokerage Account with a cash balance of $3 or greater
  2. A Savings Account or Cash Account
    • In the event of both a Savings Account and Cash Account being open, the fee will be charged to the account with the higher balance.
  3. Any Individual or Joint Brokerage Account

If the platform fee is charged to an Investment Account with less than $3 available in its cash balance, securities may be sold to cover the fee.

 

How do joint accounts work with the platform fee?

M1 Joint Cash Accounts

M1 assets or Personal Loan status for clients with M1 Joint Cash Accounts will be evaluated individually. If either client qualifies for the platform fee to be waived, neither will be charged a platform fee. If neither client qualifies for the platform fee to be waived, both clients will be charged the platform fee.

 

Will I be charged the platform fee if I only have an Owner’s Rewards Card open?

Clients with only the Owner’s Rewards Card open will not be charged the platform fee at this time.

 

Will I be charged the platform fee if I only have M1 Retirement Accounts open?

Clients with only M1 Traditional IRAs and/or M1 Roth IRAs will not be charged the platform fee at this time.

 

What will happen to M1 accounts I leave open?

M1 investment accounts with a value of $50 or less without trading or deposit activity for 90+ days will be closed. Remaining balances up to $50 will be charged as a Minimum Balance Fee.

M1 High-Yield Savings Accounts that have not initiated a transaction in 90+ days and have a balance of $5 or less will be considered inactive.

 

Please see the M1 Fee Schedule for additional services we offer for a fee.

 


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