Funding Instructions
Funding your account with Lightspeed is simple, with just a few easy steps. Lightspeed offers multiple funding options, and new customers can begin trading the business day after the account is funded.

Please note the following minimum funding requirements for new accounts:

  • $25,000 if using the Lightspeed Trader, Eze EMS (formerly RealTick) or Sterling Trader Pro platform
  • $10,000 if using the Web Trader platform
  • $175,000 for a Portfolio Margin Account
  • $25,000 if using Livevol X platform
  • $110,000 for a Portfolio Margin Account using Livevol X

For existing accounts, a list of our minimum balance requirements can be found  here

When funding your account with Lightspeed, please note the following:

  • Lightspeed offers clients multiple funding options, including ACH electronic transfers, wire transfers and account transfers.
  • New customers can begin trading the business day after the account is funded.
  • ACH transfers initiated through your bank will be rejected. Lightspeed requires ACH relationships as well as ACH transfers to be initiated through secure.lightspeed.com.
  • Only same-day wire transfers are accepted. Some banks offer “free” or “next day” transfers which banks may define as wire transfers but are processed as an ACH. Any such transfer processed as an ACH will be rejected by Lightspeed.Please check with your bank regarding delivery method before requesting a transfer.
  • We do not accept third-party transfers. All deposits into your Lightspeed account should come from a bank or brokerage account of the same title.
  • Due to Covid-19 staffing restrictions, we are unable to accept check deposits until further notice.

Please note the following minimum funding requirements for new accounts:

  • $25,000 if using the Lightspeed Trader, Eze EMS (formerly RealTick) or Sterling Trader Pro platform
  • $10,000 if using the Web Trader platform
  • $175,000 for a Portfolio Margin Account
  • $25,000 if using Livevol X platform
  • $110,000 for a Portfolio Margin Account using Livevol X

For existing accounts, a list of our minimum balance requirements can be found  here.

  • Funding your account via ACH requires logging into  secure.lightspeed.comwith your unique login and password. If you do not know your login information, please contact a representative for assistance.
  • New ACH links must be set up through  secure.lightspeed.com. After logging in, go to “My Account” and click on the “Fund Transfers” link. ACH links and transactions initiated through other financial institutions will not be accepted.
  • ACH transfers initiated through your bank will be rejected. Lightspeed requires ACH relationships as well as ACH transfers to be initiated through secure.lightspeed.com.
  • Once the ACH link is verified, ACH transfers take only 2 business days to be completed.
  • Lightspeed does not charge for ACH transfers.
  • ACH deposits are limited to $30,000 per 60 calendar days.
  • ACH links are limited to 1 per client.

Wire transfers are only permitted between like-named accounts. All deposits into your Lightspeed account should come from a bank or brokerage account of the same title.

Third-party transfers, including wires from solely owned business accounts to accounts in the name of the business owner, are considered third-party transfers and will not be accepted. Deposits to Individual/Joint accounts must come from an account held under the same name(s). Deposits into accounts in the name of an entity will only be accepted from an account in the same entity name.

To avoid delays please be sure to include your account name and Lightspeed account number in your wire instructions. If your bank does not offer a “For Further Credit” field in their wire instructions form, it may be displayed under a different term, such as “Additional Information” or “Notes to Recipient”, etc.

Domestic Wire Transfers

Bank Name:U.S. Bank
Bank Address:80 S 8th St. # 224, Minneapolis, MN 55402 Or Portland, OR
ABA / Routing #:123000848
Beneficiary:Wedbush Securities Inc
Beneficiary Address:1000 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Beneficiary Account:153910900825
For Further Credit to (FFC):Client Name & Account Number*
*For cash account types, add a “1” to the end of your account number.
For margin account types, add a “2” to the end of your account number.

International Wire Transfers

Bank Name:The Bank of New York Mellon
Bank Address:225 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10286
Secondary Bank Address:240 Greenwich St New York, New York 10007
SWIFT Code:IRVTUS3N
Beneficiary:Wedbush Securities Inc
Beneficiary Address:1000 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Beneficiary Account Number:8540900001
*For cash account types, add a “1” to the end of your account number.
For margin account types, add a “2” to the end of your account number.

If you intend to fund your account via an Account Transfer from another broker (ACATS), please complete the Account Transfer Form  (ACAT Form)  and submit it with a copy of the most recent account statement to  Cashiering@lightspeed.com. Account transfers are only permitted between like-named accounts.

Outgoing ACH Transfer

  • There is no charge for ACH transfers.
  • ACH transfers take only two business days to complete.
  • Withdrawal requests received by 2:30PM EST are processed same business day.
  • To establish a new ACH link with your bank account or make an ACH transfer, log onto  secure.lightspeed.com  and click the “Transfer Funds” link.

Outgoing Wire Transfer

  • Have funds sent directly to your bank account via wire.
  • Wires are usually received by the bank on the same business day.
  • $20 fee for domestic wires and a $50 fee for international wires.

Outgoing Check

  • Have a check mailed to address of record.
  • Processed same business day and take 3 to 5 business days to reach the customer.
  • No fee for a normal check request.