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Open a personal checking account

and enjoy $50 FREE CASH!1


Locate a Branch Near You

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Free Checking

Providing a simple solution to anyone needing an everyday account.

• No minimum balance
• No monthly service charge
• No direct deposit requirements

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VIP Free Interest Checking

Offering interest to the individuals looking to grow.

• Competitive interest**
• No minimum balance
• No monthly service charge


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50+ Free Interest Checking

Giving experienced customers the benefits they deserve.

• Competitive interest**
• No minimum balance
• No monthly service charge

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Performance+ Checking

Rewarding those who have invested in themselves.

• Competitive interest with a balance under $2,500**
• Higher interest for higher balances**
• Minimal $8 service fee if balance drops below $1,000

Benefits you'll enjoy as a Great Western Bank customer:

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Free online banking

and online statements

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Free mobile banking

with mobile check deposit

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Free bill pay

with e-notifications

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Debit cards

with no monthly fees

Let's get started.

STEP 1: Open

Visit one of our convenient locations. We have over 170 branches throughout 9 states.

Open the checking account that fits your lifestyle.

STEP 2: Qualify

Make 20 debit card purchases in the first 60 days


Sign up for online statements OR set up a recurring direct deposit into your new account in the first 60 days.

STEP 3: Cash in

Watch $50 be deposited into your new account once the qualification time period has ended.

Spend it, save it, invest it. It's yours now!

Have questions?

Call 1-800-952-2043

Customer Support Hours
M-F: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (CT)

Compliment your new checking account with one of our great savings options.

*Cash bonus credited to new checking account between 61st day and 70th day account is open. To qualify for cash bonus, 20 debit card purchases posted to your account (online or in person) and enrollment in online statements OR receipt of at least one ACH direct deposit transaction (minimum value of $250) into the new account must be completed within 60 days of account opening. ATM withdrawals do not qualify as a debit card purchase. Transfers from one account to another, or deposits made at a banking location or ATM, do not qualify as a direct deposit. Account must be open and in good standing on the 60th day after account opening to be eligible for the cash credit and cannot be combined with any other offer. If 60th day falls on a weekend or a holiday, the qualification deadline will be the next business day. Offer good through 9/30/2017 on personal checking accounts only; business and corporate accounts do not qualify. Minimum opening deposit is only $50 for checking account.

**Simple interest compounded monthly.

The customer is responsible for the purchase of checks. In the case of an overdraft, a $33 per item fee will apply with daily maximum overdraft fees of $165.  A $2.50 per withdrawal fee will apply for out of network ATMs.

All checking products and services are subject to applicable customer agreements, terms and conditions. Offers apply to personal checking accounts only; business and corporate accounts do not qualify. Bank rules and regulations apply. Minimum opening deposit is only $50.