What You Need to Know

IMPORTANT: The registered ownership of the bank account must be the same as the registered ownership of your American Century Investments® account. If you add a new bank account registered to names different from your account registration, the new bank account and any related transactions may be canceled. Additionally, your new bank information is subject to verification and any transactions may be canceled.

What information will I be asked to provide?

  • Registered Owner on Bank Account
  • Joint Owner on Bank Account (if applicable)
  • 9-Digit ABA Routing Number
  • Bank Account Number
  • Account Type (checking or savings)

When I add bank information for one of my accounts, does it affect the bank information on file for my other accounts?

Changes to bank information are made according to the primary Tax Identification number (Social Security or Employer Identification number) registered to the account. When you add bank information to an account online, you are adding it to all eligible accounts registered under that Tax Identification number.

How long do I have to wait until I can make an investment or establish an Automatic Investment after I enter my bank information?

Investments and Automatic Investments are available immediately upon adding your bank information online. Adding new bank information or making a change to existing bank information may require a hold period to verify bank account and routing numbers. Additionally your new bank information is subject to verification and any transactions may be canceled.

How long do I have to wait to make a redemption (withdrawal) after I add my bank information?

In order to help protect our investors, we will not allow redemptions within 7 calendar days after a change is made to your bank information. A printed confirmation of the change will be sent to your address of record whenever a change of bank information is requested.


Steps to Add Bank Information*

  1. Log In with your User Name and Password.
  2. Select Update My Information in the margin.
  3. Select Add Bank.

*Not available for American Century® Brokerage accounts or company sponsored retirement plan accounts.