Where can you purchase U.S. Treasury bonds?


Quick Answer

U.S. Treasury notes, bills and bonds can be purchased through brokerage firms and banks, or by an individual directly from the U.S. Treasury Department. The method of purchase required depends on the type of treasury security being purchased.

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Many of the U.S. Treasury's securities are sold through government auctions, for which a brokerage or a Treasury Direct account is needed to bid and buy. A personal account can be opened at TreasuryDirect.gov, which is managed by the Bureau of Fiscal Service, by filling out personal and financial information. U.S. savings bonds are another major treasury security. They can be purchased with a treasury direct account, directly from a bank or through a payroll deduction program.

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