When you search for Etrade login in a search engine like Google you get lots of different results that can make it quite hard to find the real Etrade website among them. Currently Etrade websites from Australia (etrade.com.au), the United States (us.etrade.com) and the United Kingdom (etrade.co.uk) are displayed on the first page of the search results in Google.
Users from the United States find their Etrade Log In page at https://us.etrade.com/e/t/user/login. It is important to open that page directly instead of using Google or another search engine to find it, as it reduces the likelihood of opening a fake website that tries to steal the login username and password to hijack the Etrade account.
The highlighted areas on the screen are the important ones that users need to pay attention to. The website address in the address bar of the browser should show an etrade.com address. The closed padlock ensures that a secure connection has been established to connect to the site, which ensures that it is not possible for other users of the network to spy on the login data or traffic.
The second area highlights the actual Etrade login form, which reads Secure Log On. To sign in, users simply need to enter their Etrade username and password and select the location on the site that they want to start in.
A click on the Log On button performs the login and loads the selected area of the member’s only area of Etrade.
Users without an Etrade account can create on at thispage. They need to supply their Social Security Number, Account Number and zip or postal code to do so.
Etrade login step by step
- Open the Etrade login page at https://us.etrade.com/e/t/user/login
- Enter your Etrade User ID into the first form field
- Enter your Etrade password into the second
- Optional: Select the starting location that gets displayed when the log in is successful
- Click the log on button to perform the login into Etrade.
Financial online services take security very serious. Etrade offers its customers several options to enhance the security of the online account further. One of the available options is the E*TRADE Complete Digital Security ID which is a separate device used during log ins. The device displays a code on activation that needs to be supplied at Etrade login attempts. The code is only valid for a short period of time. The main advantage of the E*TRADE Complete Digital Security ID is that attackers not only need the user ID and password to log on, but also the code that is displayed on the local device.
Recover Etrade login
Etrade has automatic services in place to recover the user ID or password of the account. Users who want to recover the User ID need to visit this page: https://us.etrade.com/e/t/user/retrieveUserID
To recover their user ID they need to supply their account number, social security or Tax ID number, last name and zip or postal code.
Etrade users who have forgotten their password need to fill out a similar form, with the difference that they have to list their user ID instead of the account number in the form.
The recovery of the user ID and password should be immediate so that it becomes possible to log into Etrade.com right away after the recovery process.
It pays to have the Etrade contact information at hand to contact their support if something unforeseen or unexplainable happens. Etrade users can contact support here.
Etrade users should definitely consider getting the E*TRADE Complete Digital Security ID for additional online security. That way their log ins are protected even more.