1. General (2)
Our offices are open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST.
We will try to respond to you as soon as possible but no later than the next business day.
2. My Account (5)
No, Evati does not have any account minimums.
We support one account per customer. H
Your account usually takes 1 business day to be opened and another 1-2 business days for your bank account to be linked.
Currently we offer Individual brokerage accounts but will be adding Retirement and Custodial accounts in the near future.
3. My Goals (4)
Yes, in your Dashboard you can add a new Goal. By selecting an existing Goal, and then going to the bottom of the settings view within that goal, you can make changes or delete the goal.
Yes, when determining a recommended investment strategy for each goal, we look at the time horizon and dollar amount of the individual goal as well as your overall risk preferences. To learn more about how to invest in stocks, see a recent article on this topic in our Inspire blog.
Yes, please see the guidelines below for how the goal date is used in determining which investment strategy may be recommended. Other factors in our evaluation and goal setting process may lead to a different recommendation for a specific customer.
Goals less than 1 year -> Short Term Reserves
Goal of at least 1 year -> Income Focus
Goals of at least 3 years -> Income and Growth
Goals of at least 5 years -> Balanced Growth
Goals of at least 10 years -> Growth Focus
Goals of at least 15 years -> Aggressive Growth
Yes, as an example, goals with a target amount of under $500 are held in an interest bearing cash account.
4. Banking (4)
When you successfully complete the automated process to connect your Bank, you can make a transfer almost immediately (although occasionally the auto-linking process can take up to 1-2 business days). If you must enter your bank routing number and bank account number, two micro-deposit transactions will be sent to you to verify. The micro-deposit transactions will take 2-3 business days to be received into your bank account. Once you see them, just confirm both amounts back in your Evati account by selecting Settings and then Banks.
Only one bank account can be linked per Evati account.
No, we do not allow a third party bank account to be linked to your Evati account. To link a bank account to your Evati investment account, you must use an account that you have personally opened and that has the same name on the account as on your Evati investment account.
As soon as we receive information from your bank regarding the issue, we will let you know. Usually it takes about 4-5 business days to receive this detail from banking institutions.
5. Fees (2)
For accounts under $5,000, a $1.00 monthly fee is charged on the last business day of month. For accounts over $5,000, an annualized fee of 0.25% of the total assets in the account is charged on a monthly basis (so as an example, for an account with a month end balance of $6,000, Evati would charge $1.25 for that month).
No, Evati never charges a per trade commission fee.
6. Security and Safety (2)
Evati and our partners employ the highest standards for guarding your personal and financial information. We employ encryption in all data transmissions. Additionally, your communications with Evati are protected with SHA-2 encryption via an extended verification certificate.
Your brokerage account is insured through SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation). SIPC insures both your cash and securities in your brokerage account. SIPC insures up to $500,000 in assets of which $250,000 can be in cash. SIPC protects against a financial failure of a member firm but not against declines in the value of your portfolio.