If your checking account's not free, it's too much.

What if you were suddenly charged for something that’s always been free, like using a public restroom? It would be outrageous and a little infuriating – a lot like what other banks are doing with checking accounts.

At Great Western Bank, our Free Checking account is just that – free. No monthly service fees, no debit card monthly service fees, no minimum balance requirement and no required direct deposit.

If you’re fed up with fees, switch to Great Western Bank. We’re dedicated to banking with a community focus. And we’ll never nickel-and-dime you with unfair checking fees.

How does your bank compare?

When we say "free," we mean it. Free Checking from Great Western Bank has no monthly service charges, minimum balances or required direct deposits. Seriously.

  Great Western Bank Your Financial Institution
  Free Checking  
No monthly service charge X ?
No minimum balance X ?
No direct deposit requirements X ?
No per check charge X ?
Unlimited check writing2 X ?
FREE Online Banking X ?
FREE Online Bill Pay X ?
FREE return of check images X ?
FREE monthly statement -
available online or in the mail
X ?

Stop in and Switch

When you move to Great Western Bank, you’ll get unlimited $10 bonuses1 for every automatic payment or direct deposit you add to your account. Plus, we'll buy back your old debit cards and unused checks to give your new account a cash boost.

Stop by your local branch to open an account today. And if you want to get a head-start, complete the forms below and bring them with you.


1Cash bonus offers are credited to new checking account within 30 days of account opening. Offer is a one-time automatic payment or direct deposit bonus.

2Customer purchases checks.

Offer good on personal accounts only; business and corporate accounts do not qualify for this plan. Bank rules and regulations apply. Minimum opening deposit is only $50. Ask us for details.