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Earn up to $5,000

when you roll over your retirement plan

Got a 401(k), 403(b) or another employer-sponsored retirement plan? Roll it over to M1 to avoid fees, consolidate funds, and earn a big investing bonus.

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Get paid for your rollover

Retirement Example Personal


Jane was laid off after working at a tech startup for four years. She contributed over $75,000 to a 401(k). She has two more 401(k) plans through previous jobs, totaling $50,000. 

Now, she’s ready to consolidate her retirement accounts into a single M1 IRA. She decides to roll over to M1 ($125,000 total), which earns her a bonus of $500 to put toward her retirement savings.  

Better yet, she’s cut out management fees and can oversee her own account. Jane especially loves the automation features of M1.  

Aggregate Rollover Amount
$50,000 – $99,999
$100,000 – $249,999
$250,000 – $499,999
$500,000 – $999,999

How to roll over your 401(k)

First, you’ll need to open a retirement account in M1. Then, you’ll have to move your money from your account provider to M1.
Generally, this takes a few steps:  

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1. Call your plan provider to initiate a rollover. 

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2. Instruct them to make the check payable to: Apex Clearing FBO* [YOUR NAME]. 
Note: The check should include your name and M1 account number in the memo line.

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3. Request that it be guaranteed mail and have it sent to:
Apex Clearing c/o BPO 
350 North St. Paul Street #1300 
Dallas, TX 75201

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4. Funds should arrive in your M1 account in one to two weeks. 

For more information, read our Help Center article.
* FBO stands for “For the benefit of”

Frequently asked questions

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You can roll over any type of employer-sponsored retirement plan, including: 

  • 401(k) plans 
  • 403(b) plans  
  • 457 plans  
  • You can avoid unnecessary fees that many employer-sponsored retirement plan incur
  • You can oversee your own portfolio with M1’s automation tools and custom Pies
  • For a limited time, you can earn an investment bonus based on how much money you roll over   

Most plans charge an outgoing fee. That’s why we’re willing to give you a bonus for your time and cost from your plan. 

M1’s representatives are ready to walk you through the process step by step. We’ll tell you what to do, expect, and eliminate any worries you may have. And since fees may be eating away at your growth, it’s worth the effort.

We recommend all our clients request certified/guaranteed mail. In the event of an issue, rest assured your money is safe. 

Take a look at our detailed Help Center Rollover FAQs.

A rollover is only one of your retirement investment options and may not be available to everyone. Other options include leaving the money at an old employer plan, moving it to a new employer plan, or cashing out. There may be benefits of leaving your investments in an employer plan, including but not limited to the benefit of an employer match or loan options. Please see IRS guidance about rollovers for additional details.

Ready to get rolling? 

A rollover is only one of your retirement investment options. Other options include leaving the money at an old employer plan, moving it to a new employer plan, or cashing out. There may be benefits of leaving your investments in an employer plan, including but not limited to the benefit of an employer match or loan options. Please see IRS guidance about rollovers for additional details.

401(k) and IRA Rollover Promotion: Transfer a retirement account to M1 and earn up to $5,000 

During the Promotion Period, new and existing M1 customers that transfer an employer sponsored retirement account (401k, 403b, or 457 plans) to M1 can earn up to $5,000. Here’s how to get started: 

1. Open an M1 IRA account (and Payment Account) 

2. Initiate the rollover- (see FAQs)

3. Check delivery and deposit

4. Prepare you M1 account for your rollover check

5. Promotional Credits (see table below) will be paid to eligible clients on July 31, 2024

For more information on getting started, see our FAQs


Promotion Period: June 5, 2023 (12:00 AM EST) through August 31, 2023 (11:59 PM EST).  

During the Promotion Period, this promotional offer is valid for new and existing M1 customers who successfully complete a retirement account rollover of at least $50,000 in aggregate (“Transfer Account Value1”) during the Promotion Period (the “Rollover Promotion”). The appropriate M1 retirement account must receive a rollover funds request prior to expiry of the Promotion Period, and must also receive the rollover funds no later than fourteen (14) days after expiry of the Promotion Period. Any unsuccessful rollovers (requests, funds, etc) will be deemed ineligible. This offer is non-transferable, and not valid with any of the following: (i) internal transfers, (ii) ACH deposits (bank transfers), or (iii) wire transfers. Any rollover funds in the form of a written check must be post-marked no later than the last day of the Promotion Period, and received no later than fourteen (14) days after the close of the Promotion Period. Proof of mailing does not constitute proof of delivery. M1 is not responsible for any carrier loss or delay in delivery.  

Cryptocurrency, ACATS, internal transfers, ACH or wire transfers are not eligible for retirement rollovers. Additionally, any security transferred via rollover that is not traded by M1 will be liquidated, including but not limited to Mutual Funds and Over-The-Counter securities. 

If you satisfy the aforementioned conditions, M1 will make a one-time deposit into the cash balance of your M1 Payment Account3 equal to the applicable Promotional Credit2 based on the aggregate Transfer Account Value1 (see table below) on July 31, 2024 (the “Payout Date”), however, the following accounts are ineligible to receive any Promotional Credit: any retirement, custodial or trust accounts. The “Transfer Account Value” is determined as the current market value of all holdings and cash transferred during this Promotion Period, in aggregate, on the day the transfer is completed to the qualifying account which must remain equal to, or greater than, the value after the net deposit was made (minus any losses due to trading, market volatility or margin debit balances) at time of the Payout Date. Reallocation of any Transfer Account Value funds transferred for this Rollover Promotion either externally, or internally to any other M1 services (e.g., M1 Spend), prior to the Payout Date will disqualify you from the Rollover Promotion. The Promotion Credit deposited by M1 is a fixed cash value and does not constitute stock or any other security, nor is it a recommendation to buy any specific stock or other security. M1 may charge the account for the cost of the offer at its sole discretion. M1 reserves the right to restrict or revoke this offer at any time. This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to do business.   

Transfer Account Value1 Promotional Credit2 
$50,000 – $99,999.99 $250 
$100,000 – $249,999.99  $500 
$250,000-$499,999.99  $1,000 
$500,000 – $999,999.99 $2,500 
$1,000,000+ $5,000 

Any Promotional Credits will not be applied for any transfer which has completed retroactively.  

This Spring Promotion is independent from the M1 Referral Promotion available to you at any given time, but you are expressly prohibited from qualifying for or combining this Spring Promotion with any other ACATS promotion during this Promotion Period, if any.  

3 Payment Accounts 
Any Promotional Credit2 is deposited into your designated Payment Account. A “Payment Account” must be an individual or joint brokerage account (funding not required). A Payment Account cannot be a retirement or cryptocurrency account. You are required to have a valid Payment Account to receive any Promotional Credit.  

If you have more than one taxable account, you can change the Payment Account at any time from Settings>Payment

This promotion is non-transferrable. Offer available only to individuals who are 18 years or older and are legal U.S. Residents. M1 reserves the right to terminate this offer at any time, to limit the amount of account bonuses you are eligible to receive, and to refuse or recover any promotion award if M1 determines that it was obtained under wrongful or fraudulent circumstances, that inaccurate or incomplete information was provided, or that any terms of the M1 Terms of Use or Account Agreement have been violated. This offer is not valid if the name on the M1 account is different than the name on the outside brokerage account requested for the rollover. 

General Conditions: By participating in this Rollover Promotion, you agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless, M1, its affiliates, retailers, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, members, managers, partners, and employees from any liability or damages that may arise out of participation in this Rollover Promotion or out of acceptance, use, misuse or possession of the cash deposit attained through this promotion. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  

Taxes related to M1 promotional offers are your responsibility. All promotional items and cash received during the calendar year will be included on your consolidated Form 1099. You are encouraged to consult a legal or tax advisor for the most recent changes to the U.S. tax code and for rollover eligibility rules. 

Your Personal Information: Personal information collected in connection with this offer will be used in accordance with M1’s Privacy Policy.  

The Promotion Period expires at 11:59pm ET on August 31, 2023. M1 is the sole timekeeper of this promotion.