Transfer IRA Checklist

Step 1: Open an Equity Trust Self-Directed IRA account

Call an Equity Trust IRA specialist or open an Equity Trust IRA online.


Step 2: Transfer your Funds to Equity Trust

  • Contact your current custodian regarding transferring your IRA to another custodian. Special Note: If you do not have that information, an Equity Trust IRA specialist can contact your current custodian while you are on the line.
  • If the current custodian requires Equity Trust to initiate the transfer process, you must complete and submit an Equity Trust Transfer Form along with a recent statement (within 6 months) from your current custodian.
  • The Transfer Form can be submitted when opening your account at Equity Trust or any time thereafter. NOTE: You must include a Medallion Signature Guarantee Stamp and this form must be mailed (not faxed) to Equity Trust at the address below:
Equity Trust Company
Attention: Transfer Department
P.O. Box 451340
Westlake, OH 44145
  • Once the Transfer Form has been received, Equity Trust will sign and submit the form to the transferring custodian.
  • Feel free to call your First Class Service Team for an update on the rollover process or you can check the status online through myEQUITY/eVANTAGE
  • If you have received a transfer check directly from your current custodian, you may remit it to Equity Trust, by placing your Equity Trust IRA account number as well as making the check payable to:
Equity Trust Company FBO (Your Name)

Checks can be mailed directly to Equity Trust:
Regular mail:
Equity Trust Company
P.O. Box 451340
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Overnight mail:
Equity Trust Company
Attention: Account Management Department
1 Equity Way
Westlake, Ohio 44145


Step 3: Select Self Directed Investment for your Equity Trust IRA or 401k

  • Additional educational assistance is available through Equity University and myEQUITY, an online forum for Equity Trust clients.