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Buying Savings Bonds Online

Important Changes to U.S. Savings Bonds

You may have heard paper savings bonds are no longer sold at financial institutions. You can buy and cash digital savings bonds online at TreasuryDirect—a secure, web-based system operated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

You still can cash paper savings bonds at many financial institutions.

Why Buy Savings Bonds Online?

Buying Savings Bonds Online

Savings bonds are an affordable way for Americans to save. Buying savings bonds through TreasuryDirect is safe and convenient. You have 24/7 access to the current value of your bonds and you won’t need to worry about misplacing or storing them.

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You can buy and redeem bonds at any time of day at Opening a TreasuryDirect account takes about 10 minutes.

Take a Guided Tour of TreasuryDirect and find out how to sign up.

To open an account, you'll need:

  • A Taxpayer Identification Number (Social Security number for an individual)
  • An address in the United States
  • A checking or savings account (You'll need to know your account and routing numbers)
  • An e-mail address
  • An up-to-date web browser such as: Windows Internet Explorer 7 or later, Firefox 2 or later or Google Chrome

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Helpful Resources

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Video: How to Open an Account

Watch a video on how to open a TreasuryDirect account

Opening a TreasuryDirect account

Video: Buying Digital Savings Bonds as a Gift

Make it convenient for friends or relatives to give the gift of savings.

Buying Digital Savings Bonds as a Gift