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Self-Directed Trading

Level Up This Summer and Earn $200*

Get your portfolio in shape by pairing a Self-Directed Trading account with our exclusive Rewards Checking account - and you'll earn $200.


Best Checking Account for High Interest



Best Overall Bank Checking Account

Forbes Advisor


Best Robo-Advisor for Cash Management


Here’s How It Works

Step 1

Open a new Axos Invest Self-Directed Trading account.

Choose a taxable account -- or set up a traditional or Roth IRA. Just pick what’s right for you.

Step 2

Fund your Self-Directed Trading Account.

Make a qualifying deposit of $2,500 and make one trade.

Step 3

Open an Axos Rewards Checking account.

Use the promo code LEVELUP to move $1,500 in monthly direct deposits to your new Rewards Checking account. After 4 months, the $200 bonus* is yours!

Ready to LEVEL UP and earn $200?

Self-Directed Trading:
Investing done your way.

Build a portfolio of stocks and ETFs your way. Remember, rack the perfect combination of mutual funds too.

  • No broker fees. No inactivity fees.
    No paper statement fees. Not ever.
  • Zero commission stock (other fees may apply¹) and ETF trading. Place orders from any device, anywhere.
  • Options trading as low as $.80 per contract, with no hidden commissions. (With Axos Invest Elite)

Rewards Checking:
Banking that rewards you.

With direct deposit fueling your journey, enjoy a top checking account interest rate with loads of banking tools to help better protect your money.

  • Get unlimited reimbursements from any domestic ATM
  • No monthly maintenance fees
  • No need to keep a minimum balance to avoid fees
  • No overdraft or non-sufficient fund fees

Rewards Checking: Earn up to 1.25% APY

Rewards Checking
How To Earn Interest APY Rate
Direct Deposit: Receive monthly direct deposits totaling $1,500 or more. 0.40% 0.40%
Direct deposit is required to unlock your other interest-earning options
Debit Card Spending or Personal Finance Manager: Use your Axos Visa® Debit Card for a total of 10 transactions per month (min $3 per transaction) or sign up for Personal Finance Manager (PFM) “Account Aggregation” in Online Banking. 0.30% 0.30%
Managed Portfolios: Maintain an average daily balance of $2,500 per month in an Axos Invest Managed Portfolios Account. 0.20% 0.20%
Self Directed Trading: Maintain an average daily balance of $2,500 per month in an Axos Invest Self Directed Trading Account. 0.20% 0.20%
Loan Payment: Use your Rewards Checking account to make your full monthly Axos Bank consumer loan payment. Mortgage, personal, and auto loans are eligible. 0.15% 0.15%
Total 1.25% Apply Now

Lose those transfer fees.

Need to transfer funds from another brokerage account? No problem. Move assets of over $25,000 into your new Axos Invest Self-Directed Trading account and you’ll also get your transfer fees reimbursed up to $300. Just send us the receipt from your transfer and we’ll repay those extra costs.**

Get Started

Ready to get started?

Apply for your new accounts by Sept. 30 for your $200 bonus.

Once you’ve opened your accounts, you’ve got until Nov. 30 to fulfill your requirements.