How do I downgrade from Gold?

You can end your Robinhood Gold subscription by going to the Robinhood Gold section of your account settings and tapping Cancel membership. If you downgrade, you will immediately lose access to the premium features, including the lower margin interest rate offered with Gold, and the higher brokerage cash sweep rate.

Be sure to cancel your subscription before your next billing date to avoid being charged a renewal for another 30 days of Gold. You can find the billing date in the Gold section of your account settings. Every time you upgrade your account, your billing cycle will reset to 30 days and you will be charged the $5 monthly fee.

You will not be able to downgrade your account if you are currently using Instant Deposits over $1,000.

How do I reduce my margin balance?

To reduce your margin balance, you can deposit funds or liquidate any of your positions. You can see your current margin used in your account overview (Account tab > Menu > Investing) or on the Buying Power breakdown screen (Investing tab > Buying Power).

How do I stop using bigger Instant Deposits?

To stop using bigger Instant Deposits, you can wait for your deposits to complete or sell enough of your positions to cover the amount used over $1,000. Bank deposits can take up to five business days to complete.

How do I cancel my pending orders?

To cancel pending orders that utilize margin, follow these instructions.

How do I know how much interest I’ve accrued?

You can find your current unpaid interest balance in your account settings under Robinhood Gold.

What are the options collateral requirements?

You can find the collateral requirements per contract by clicking on your option position. You can also find the total collateral required in your buying power breakdown. You can deposit enough funds to cover the collateral requirements and then downgrade from Gold once the deposit is complete.

If you do decide to upgrade to Robinhood Gold again in the future, your account will be charged the $5 fee upon activation and at the beginning of each new 30-day billing cycle.

Please note that if you downgrade in the middle of your billing cycle, the monthly fee will not be prorated. Also, if you have margin investing enabled and downgrade from Gold, you will accrue interest at the standard rate immediately. This means that if you have a margin balance, you will begin accruing interest at 10.5% instead of 6.5% immediately. Learn more

Additionally, if you have brokerage cash sweep enabled and downgrade from Gold, the interest rate you can earn on any uninvested cash will immediately switch to the lower standard rate of 1.5%.

If you’re still having trouble downgrading, please contact us.

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Downgrading to an Instant account

To downgrade to an Instant account, go to the Margin Investing settings and toggle Margin Investing off. Please note that you must not have a margin balance in order to disable margin investing.

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Downgrading to a cash account

With a cash account, you can make as many day trades as you like, since they’re not subject to pattern day trading rules. However, you can’t access certain features, like Instant Deposits and trading with unsettled funds.

To downgrade to a cash account in the app, navigate to the Account tab → MenuInvestingDay trade settingsSwitch to cash account.

On the web, navigate to the Account tab → SettingsInvestingAccount typeSwitch to cash account.


You may still require the use of margin to satisfy exercise or assignment on certain options trades even if you turn off the margin investing feature and downgrade from Robinhood Gold to Instant.


The brokerage cash sweep program is an added feature to your Robinhood Financial LLC brokerage account. Robinhood Gold is offered through Robinhood Financial LLC. For more information, see the Robinhood Gold User Agreement.

Interest is earned on uninvested cash swept from your brokerage account to program banks. Program banks pay interest on your swept cash, minus any fees paid to Robinhood. As of November 4, 2022, the Annual Percentage Yield (APY) that you will receive is 1.5%, or 3.75%, any fees Robinhood receives may vary and is subject to change. Neither Robinhood Financial LLC nor any of its affiliates are banks.

With the brokerage cash sweep program, the uninvested cash in your brokerage account (cash intended for investing but that you have not yet invested or spent) is swept to program banks, where it becomes eligible for FDIC insurance up to $1.5 million or $250,000 per program bank, inclusive of any other deposits you may already hold at the bank in the same ownership capacity. Please note that until funds are swept to a program bank, they are held in your brokerage account which is protected by SIPC. Once funds are swept to a program bank, they are no longer held in your brokerage account and are not protected by SIPC. However, these funds are eligible for FDIC insurance through the Program Banks subject to FDIC insurance coverage limits. Please see the IND Disclosures for more information.

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Not all investors will be eligible to trade on margin. Margin involves the risk of greater investment losses. Additional interest charges may apply depending on the amount of margin used. Before using margin, customers must determine whether this type of strategy is right for them given their investment objectives and risk tolerance.

For more information, please see FINRA’s Investor Alert and Robinhood Financial’s Customer Relationship Summary, Margin Disclosure Statement, and Margin Agreement. These disclosures contain important information on Robinhood Financial’s products and services, conflicts of interests, lending policies, interest charges, and the risks associated with margin investing enabled accounts.

Robinhood Financial charges a standard margin interest rate of 10.5% and a margin interest rate of 6.5% for customers who subscribe to Gold. The margin interest rate is calculated by adding 6.5% (for non-Gold customers) or 2.5% (for Gold customers) to the upper bound of the Target Federal Funds Rate, which is set by the Federal Reserve and is subject to change without notice The formulas used to calculate the margin interest rate are subject to change at Robinhood Financial’s discretion. The margin rates shown are as of November 3, 2022 and might change at any time without notice and at Robinhood Financial’s discretion. The standard margin interest rate will be rolled out to customers who do not subscribe to Gold in phases over a period of time, subject to eligibility criteria, and so may not be available immediately to all customers.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Customers must read and understand the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before engaging in any options trading strategies. Customers should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing in options. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.

Robinhood Financial LLC (member SIPC) is a registered broker-dealer. Robinhood Securities, LLC (member SIPC) is a registered broker-dealer and provides brokerage clearing services. Robinhood Crypto, LLC provides crypto trading. All are subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc. (‘Robinhood’).

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