How to Use Your Account
Ready to contribute more money to your American Funds account? Or would you like to make a withdrawal?
When you link your bank account to your American Funds account(s), you can complete transactions online quickly, easily and securely. Specifically, you can:
We urge you to consult your financial professional before making any changes to your account(s).
For your security, you must complete and mail us a form before selling shares online.
After we receive and process the form, we’ll mail a paper confirmation to the address on the account. For your security, a 10-calendar day waiting period goes into effect at this time. This gives you the opportunity to review the confirmation — and contact us in the unlikely event you did not authorize the request.
At the end of the waiting period, you’ll see your bank account(s) listed when selling shares online.
Before you get started, have a check or your bank information on hand.
Note: Some accounts, including most employer-sponsored retirement plans, are not eligible for online purchases.
Once you’ve submitted your information, you can purchase shares immediately using your linked account(s).
Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.
Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses, summary prospectuses and CollegeAmerica Program Description, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.