Opening a bank account on a cell phone

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How to Open a Bank Account Online

The Great Western Bank online account opening process is simple and secure. Get started on your own 24/7 on our website, or with help from our Customer Service team at 1-800-952-2043.*

If you’re curious about how to open a bank account online, Great Western Bank has plenty of account options that are easy to open and manage.

Advantages of Opening a Bank Account Online

Our physical branch locations are a critical part of our business, but we feel it's important to allow you to bank at your convenience through the Great Western ebanking mobile app or over the phone. Our customers use our online and mobile banking tools to manage their money from anywhere. Online account opening makes it easier for you to start a relationship with us.

All customers enjoy access to an extensive network of free ATMs. We even offer a Digital Checking account, which will reimburse your first few ATM fees each month, if you don’t happen to live near a physical branch. Visit the Digital Checking page for more information. Plus, when you open a bank account online with Great Western Bank, you can earn $50 free cash by completing the qualifying transactions.

Enjoy easy access to check and manage your account through Great Western ebanking at any time. Having your bank account information at your fingertips can help you stay on top of your finances.

How to Open a Bank Account Online

Opening a bank account online with Great Western Bank is fast, simple and secure.

First, decide which accounts best fit your lifestyle. Great Western Bank offers a variety of checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and an 11-Month CD – all available online! You can learn more about these accounts on our website.

Once you've decided which account or accounts you'd like to open, click an "Open Account" button on our website. You will need your Social Security Number, a government issued ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, or state ID), and a credit card, existing checking account or savings account to fund the new account from. Just follow the steps to complete the application for your account. After you've set up your account, you can log in to our website to review your account, transfer funds and manage your money no matter what time of day. We make it convenient for you.

Our Customer Service Team Can Help

We make it easy to open a bank account online. If you have questions, or simply prefer to speak to someone, you can either talk with a live Great Western Bank representative during our scheduled hours*, or email us at [email protected].

*Telephone support is available Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT, Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT.

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