Best IRA and Roth IRA Promotions for 2017

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Many IRA account providers offer promotions to entice you in the door. These deals shouldn’t be the deciding factor in where to open your IRA, but they can be an effective tiebreaker. Here are NerdWallet’s picks for the best IRA promotions right now, whether you’re funding an account for the first time or looking to transfer your existing IRA account to a new online broker.

All of these promotions come from our top IRA providers, which means we’d recommend these companies even without a new customer promotion.

Best IRA promotion for free trading

If you’re looking to trade within your IRA, E-Trade has a commission-free introductory offer.

Best IRA promotions for free investment management

Free investment management with low minimum deposit requirements.

Best IRA promotions for account transfers

If you transfer an existing IRA balance to a new broker, you’ll benefit from these promotions.

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  • Trade Commission $4.95
  • Account Minimum $0 for IRAs
  • Promotion Up to 10% IRA match on future contributions with qualifying deposit or transfer. Rollovers from a workplace retirement plan are not eligible.
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  • Trade Commission $6.95
  • Account Minimum $0
  • Promotion $100 to $600 cash bonus with qualifying transfer. Transferred funds must come from outside Bank of America, Merrill Edge and Merrill Lynch.

Arielle O’Shea is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: aoshea@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @arioshea.

Updated June 28, 2017.