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Frequently asked questions

Mercury was founded with the idea of making banking better for startups. We spent our first five years creating a powerful bank account that made banking feel less like an obstacle and more like a catalyst.Now, we’re building software to run all your financial operations from that powerful bank account so your company can perform at its best — that means more precision, more control, and more focus. We call it “operational excellence.”We offer:
  • Checking and savings accounts with no monthly fees
  • The protection of up to $5M in FDIC insurance through our partner banks and their sweep networks
  • Debit and credit cards for your whole team
  • Wires, ACH, and check payments
  • Treasury management and venture debt options
  • Time-saving finance automations, including bill pay, accounting automations, and coming soon, invoicing and reimbursements
  • Customizable permissions that keep you in control
  • The knowledge, network, and connections you need
  • An experience over 200K startups love

You’ll need a U.S. company with a federal EIN, your company’s official formation documents, and a picture of your government ID (e.g., a passport or U.S. driver’s license).Customers must have some type of existing or planned operations in the U.S. and a U.S. or international address for their principal place of business. This can be a residential address, but may not be a registered agent, PO box, or UPS box address. Our customer base includes startups and ecommerce companies, as well as venture capital firms with entities in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, and United Arab Emirates. Upon applying, we’ll review to ensure you have up-to-date formation documents and otherwise satisfy our onboarding requirements.We cannot currently open accounts for founders operating in the following countries and regions: Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Croatia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Macao, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Belarus, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Russia, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine (specifically, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, Luhansk, and and Crimea).

We can accept most U.S. companies that aren’t money services businesses or involved with adult entertainment, cannabis or internet gambling. Our product is geared towards tech companies, so it might not be the best fit for some other businesses, especially ones that frequently deal with physical cash. We cannot open accounts for trusts.

Disclaimers and footnotes

    Mercury is a fintech company, not an FDIC-insured bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust ®, Members FDIC. Deposit insurance covers the failure of an insured bank.