ENJOY $50 FREE CASH WHEN YOU MAKE THE SWITCH.1

Open a checking account online in minutes.

Open Account

Choose a personal checking account that fits your life.

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Digital Checking

Giving customers more control with greater connection.

• Free external transfers2
• ATM fee refunds3
• Minimal $6 service fee can be easily waived4
• Online statements required5
• $50 Minimum Deposit

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Free Checking

Providing a simple solution with a basic account. 

• No minimum balance
• No monthly service charge
• Unlimited check writing
• $50 Minimum Deposit
 

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VIP Free Interest Checking

Offering experienced customers the benefits they deserve.

• Competitive interest
• No minimum balance
• No monthly service charge
• $50 Minimum Deposit

One owner must be 50 years or older or have direct deposit

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Performance+ Checking

Rewarding those who have invested in themselves.

• Competitive interest rate on balances over $2,500
• Higher interest rates for higher balances
• Minimal $8 service fee if balance drops below $1,000
• $50 Minimum Deposit 


It's time to switch. Open a checking account online, no matter where you are. Let's get started. 

STEP 1:
Gather Info

Make sure you have your social security number, a government-issued ID and funds to transfer into your new account ready before you begin.

STEP 2:
Fill Out Application

Enter your personal information and choices in the online application. Four easy steps make this application simple and fast.

STEP 3:
Submit Application

Submit your information to us, and we'll send you a summary of the account you opened. Our staff will review and confirm your information.


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

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Debit cards

with no monthly fees

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Free mobile banking

with mobile check deposit

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Free online banking

and online statements

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Free bill pay

with e-notifications

Have questions?

Call 1-800-952-2043

Customer Service Hours
M-F: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT

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

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

1Cash bonus credited to new checking account between 60th day and 80th day account is open. To qualify for cash bonus: 1) 20 debit card purchases (online or in person) posted to your account by the 60th day after account opening and 2) 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 09/29/2019 on personal checking accounts only; money market, Health Savings, business and corporate accounts do not qualify. Bank rules and regulations apply. Minimum opening deposit is only $50.

2 Regular and expedited External Transfer fees are waived for transfers completed from your Digital Checking account only. 

3 The first three out-of-network ATM transaction fees will be refunded to your account. 

4 To qualify for the monthly Service Charge reversal, 25 debit card purchases posted to your account (online or in person) and receipt of at least one ACH (direct deposit) transaction into the account must be completed by the last day of your statement cycle. 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 on the last day of your statement cycle to be eligible for the monthly Service Charge reversal. 

5 $2.00 monthly fee if online statements are declined.

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