Account Features and Services



Learn about account Services and features.

Standard Account Features

  • Free online account access
  • Online market and industry
  • Detailed monthly statements including cost basis1 (if available)
  • Online market and industry information
  • Comprehensive year-end tax statement with complete details on all transactions for the year
  • Receive more than SIPC Account protection2

Optional Services

  • Pay for purchases from, or have sales proceeds credited to, your Commerce Bank deposit account automatically
  • Margin accounts3
  • Equity Dividend Reinvestment Program
  • Cashless employee stock option exercise
  • Stock re-registrations
  • Legal transfer assistance
  • Restricted stock trades or legend removal


Account Titling Options



  • This account is in your name alone.

  • You are the only person who can direct trades, request cash distributions and work with your Financial Advisor to manage your portfolio.

  • Upon your death, your assets become subject to probate.


  • This account is in your name alone with a beneficiary(ies) who will become the owner(s) upon your death.

  • You have the same benefits of an individually titled account, and your assets pass on to your designated heir(s) upon your death.

  • This account avoids probate.


  • Ownership and control is 100% for all parties.

  • When one owner dies, the other owner(s) continues to own and control all the funds and can conduct business as usual.

  • Any owner can transact business or make changes to the account at any time without the consent of other owners, until this ownership type is revoked by either party.

  • Distribution checks from the account must be paid to and endorsed by all owners.


  • Ownership is based on the stated percentage of contribution of each party determined at account opening.

  • Upon the death of any owner, the percentage of assets previously established pass to the owner’s estate.

  • All owners must authorize any activity or changes.

  • Distribution checks from the account must be paid to and endorsed by all owners.

  • Assets of each of the deceased owner may be probated with the courts.


  • A trust is a legal contract to protect, hold and manage your private wealth for the benefit of your heirs. The legal document names the Trustee who manages to the terms of the Trust including the investment of the trust assets.

  • All assets may be liquidated in a single account for preparation of the final distribution.

  • Trustee(s) must make all investment, management and distribution decisions in a prudent manner, compatible with the Trust's objectives.

  • Trust eliminates the need for probate.

  • Tax consequences vary depending on the type of trust, revocable or irrevocable.

  • Trustee may charge a reasonable fee for services.


  • This account type is used to liquidate or manage the assets for an estate. The court appointment clearly states who becomes the person responsible for the disposition of the Estate assets.

  • All assets may be liquidated in a single account for preparation of the final distribution.

  • Tax consequences vary depending on the type of trust, revocable or irrevocable.

Commerce Financial Advisors does not provide tax advice or legal advice to customers. Consult a tax specialist regarding tax implications related to any product and specific financial situations

1Cost Basis is provided for security positions purchased through Commerce Financial Advisors, and may be added for positions transferred in if provided by the customer.

2Securities in accounts carried by National Financial Services LLC (NFS)are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) up to $500,000 (including cash claims limited to $250,000). NFS has arranged for additional insurance protection for cash and securities to supplement its SIPC coverage. This additional protection covers total account net equity in excess of the $500,000/$250,000 coverage provided by SIPC. An explanatory brochure on SIPC is available upon request or at Neither coverage protects against a decline in the market value of securities.

3For those who qualify, margin accounts are carried through National Financial Services LLC.


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Securities and Advisory services provided through Commerce Brokerage Services, Inc., member FINRA, SIPC, and a registered investment advisor. Insurance products are offered through Commerce Insurance Services, Inc. Both entities are subsidiaries of Commerce Bank.

Investments in securities and insurance products are Not FDIC insured; Not Bank-Guaranteed and May Lose Value.

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