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We always have your security in mind. Rest easy knowing your data is protected with 128-bit encryption.

Frequently asked questions

Linking your bank accounts to NerdWallet’s dashboard not only allows you to see all your accounts in one place and transfer money between them, but it also helps us provide the best, most personalized recommendations for you. We link your accounts using the Yodlee platform, and we transfer your money using the Dwolla platform — both of which are just as committed to your security as we are. Learn more about Yodlee and Dwolla's privacy policies.

We use industry-standard security controls, such as cryptography, to protect your personally identifying information. And our partners Yodlee, TransUnion, Dwolla and Plaid do the same.

NerdWallet partners with TransUnion® to provide your VantageScore® 3.0, based on information in your TransUnion® credit report. Your score and credit report information are updated weekly.

Yup, it’s 100% free. You can sign in to NerdWallet anytime to see your free credit score, your free credit report info and more. NerdWallet only pulls your credit score with your permission.

Here are a few things we recommend for keeping your info safe — with us, and in general. For starters, make your password tough to guess. Mix up numbers, letters and special characters when you can. Make sure you never share it with anybody. And never reuse your NerdWallet account password on any other site. We also recommend using virus protection, firewalls, and password managers. Make sure you never install programs from unfamiliar people or companies, or from suspicious emails. For any programs you install, apply all security updates. These steps will help protect you against identity theft and phishing attempts.

Yes, you can unlink your accounts at any time. And even though we’d be sad to see you go, you can also deactivate your NerdWallet account here.

For more info about our privacy and data security policies, check out our Privacy Policy here.