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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
The health, safety and well-being of our customers, employees and communities continues to be our top priority. Due to varying safety recommendations in the areas surrounding our branches, some locations are open to the public, while others remain open by appointment only. All drive-thru services and hours remain unaffected. Please use our Lobby Reopening Schedule to determine if an appointment is required before your visit. We will be updating the list regularly. Please avoid branch lobby visits if you are sick, have been exposed to the virus, or have traveled to a high-risk area.

Rest assured, we are deeply committed to being responsive to the needs of all of our customers. We appreciate your understanding during this time.

What You Need to Open a Checking Account

First decide which checking account or accounts you'd like to open.

We created a side-by-side checking account comparison chart to make this as easy as possible.

Next, click an "Open Account" button or visit your local branch.

These are the items you will need to start your application:

  1. Your Social Security Number
    We use this information to help authenticate your identity

  2. A Government issued ID
    This could be your driver’s license, passport, or state ID

  3. A way to fund the new account
    This could be a credit card, an existing checking or savings account 

With those items in hand, just follow the steps to complete the application for your account.

After you've set up your account, you can soon log in to our website to review your account, transfer funds and manage your money no matter what time of day.

Each Checking Account comes loaded with benefits you’re sure to enjoy:

Explore our Switching Banks Checklist to ensure your transition to a Great Western Bank checking account goes as smooth as possible.

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