Q: Why should I use CUNA Brokerage?
A: As a credit union member, you expect and deserve the best in financial services. CUNA Brokerage shares the credit union commitment to service by offering you a high quality brokerage program, designed with your needs in mind. Learn more about CUNA Brokerage.
Q: How can I link my credit union account to my brokerage account?
A: Your Brokerage account can be set up to automatically sweep proceeds from sales of securities into your credit union account, and to draw from your credit union account to pay for purchases of securities. To set this up, simply complete the online ACH Application form.
Q: When can I place trades?
A: Online trades may be executed during the market hours of 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., CT. Online trades which are placed outside of market hours will be processed on the next market day.
Q: Are there any after hours services?
A: Online information services are available at all times. Your CUNA Brokerage account also includes access to MEMBERS Brokerline. This toll free service enables you to get your account balances and the latest quotes on securities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800.369.9709.
Q: Do I need special software to trade online?
A: You simply need a web browser which is capable of secure transactions using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology. We recommend Internet Explorer 8 or higher.
Q: Can I place trades over the phone if I sign up for online trading?
A: Absolutely! Enabling online trading simply adds to the services provided through your CUNA Brokerage Account. You still get all of the other great services offered by CUNA Brokerage, including telephone access to a representative who can help you place trades.
Q: Will I earn interest on uninvested money in my account?
A: If you choose to settle your trades through your credit union account, there will be no un-invested money within your brokerage account. Any un-invested money will remain in your credit union account and earn the interest normally paid, if any, on that account. If you choose to settle trades through the CBSI Money Market Accounts within your Brokerage Account, un-invested funds may earn competitive money market rates, once a minimum threshold has been reached and the money market is actively paying interest. To trigger interest payments, the balance in your CBSI Money Market Accounts must reach $500 in a nonqualified (regular) account, or $100 in a qualified (retirement) account. Once the threshold is reached, interest will be paid from that point on provided that the money market is actively paying interest. You do not have to maintain a minimum balance.
Q: How can I pay for trades?
A: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires that all securities trades settle in no later than three business days. In some cases, some trades settle in one business day. In other words, you must pay for purchases, or deliver securities that have been sold, to your brokerage firm no later than settlement day. CUNA Brokerage offers you a choice of three convenient settlement options to help meet this timeframe:
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) handles the transfer of money automatically, on settlement day between your brokerage account and your credit union account.
- CBSI Money Market Accounts provide three options on regular brokerage accounts and allow you to earn competitive interest while you decide how to invest your funds.
- Direct Mail - Your check for payment must be sent to CUNA Brokerage via a method guaranteeing delivery by settlement date, made payable to Pershing LLC, our clearing company.
Q: Is my account protected?
A: Securities are held in custody for your account with the Pershing LLC. Each account is protected up to a total of $75 million. Of this total, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), provides $500,000.00 coverage, no more than $100,000.00 of which may be in cash. The remaining $74.5 million of coverage, on securities only is provided by Pershing through a commercial insurer. The account protection applies when a SIPC member firm fails financially and is unable to meet obligations to securities customers, but it does not protect against losses from the rise and fall in market value of investments.
Q: What is the Disclosure of Order Routing Information?
CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc
2000 Heritage Way
Waverly, IA 50677-9202
View the SEC-Required Report on Routing of Customer Orders for the current quarter.
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Q: Who does CUNA Brokerage Service Partner With?
A: CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. receives payments from some of the companies whose products we sell. These payments are used to pay for training and education for our representatives as well as marketing support. We currently receive these payments from the companies listed below:
- Allianz Life Financial Services
- AXA Equitable
- CNL Securities
- Franklin Templeton Investments
- Assetmark Financial Wealth Management
- Hines Real Estate Investments
- Jackson National Life Insurance Co.
- Nationwide Financial
- Oppenheimer Funds
- Pacific Life Funds
- Pacific Life Insurance Co.
- PIMCO Funds
- Prudential Financial, Inc.
- Putnam Investments
- WP Carey
These payments do not compromise the recommendations made by your representative. These payments are paid out of the product investment adviser’s or other product affiliate’s assets. The information on this site will periodically be updated. If you would like more information regarding these payments, please call 1-800-369-2862, extension 2019.
Q: What is CUNA Brokerage Services' Business Continuity Plan?
A: You can read CUNA Brokerage Services' Business Continuity Plan Summary for Consumers here.
Every Credit Union handles internet trades differently, to see how your Credit Union handles them view their commission schedule.