Open An Account Online

Our secure online account opening process is easy to use and convenient for you. To begin, choose the account below that best fits your lifestyle.


Checking Accounts

Get $50 FREE CASH1 when you open a new personal checking account!

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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

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Free Checking

Providing a simple solution with a basic account. 

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

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VIP Free Interest Checking

Offering experienced customers the benefits they deserve.

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

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 up to $2,500
  • Higher interest rates for higher balances
  • Minimal $8 service fee if balance drops below $1,000 

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Certificate of Deposit Accounts

Our CDs offer more return and less liquidity for a solid investment. Returns are guaranteed. Additional term options available in-branch.

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36-Month CD6

  • 2.05% Interest Rate and APY on balances $25,000-$49,999.99
  • 2.35% Interest Rate and APY on balances $50,000 and up

$25,000 Minimum Deposit 

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21-Month CD6

  • 1.85% Interest Rate and APY on balances $25,000-$49,999.99
  • 2.15% Interest Rate and APY on balances $50,000 and up

$25,000 Minimum Deposit 

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17-Month CD6

  • 1.60% Interest Rate and APY on 17-Month CD

$500 Minimum Deposit

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11-Month CD6

  • 1.40% Interest Rate and APY on 11-Month CD

$500 Minimum Deposit

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Other Accounts

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Money Market Account7

Giving a premium interest rate to those who maintain higher balances but desire liquidity.

  • 1.40% Interest Rate, 1.15% APY with $10,000 minimum balance
  • Fully liquid, easy access to funds
  • Interest paid monthly

Special introductory rate for 6 months. 
After that, enjoy our regular competitive rates.

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Basic Savings

Providing an easy answer for individuals starting their savings journey.

  • No minimum balance
  • No monthly service charge
  • A competitive interest rate

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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. 

1Cash bonus credited to new checking account between 61st day and 70th 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 9/30/2018 on personal checking accounts only; money market, 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.

6 Offers valid on new deposits to Great Western Bank or CD renewals only. See a banker for additional details. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective as of 3/5/2018. Institutional funds not eligible. There will be a penalty for early withdrawal.  Interest compounded annually and at maturity. These rates are effective on accounts opened through 4/30/18.

7 Offer valid on new deposits to Great Western Bank only.  Available to businesses and individuals. No public funds. Current Variable rate following 6-month introductory period: 0.90% for $10,000 and above; 0.05% for accounts <$10,000. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) based on introductory rate and subsequent variable rate. Fees could reduce earnings. These rates are effective on accounts opened through 4/30/18.