Can I open a bank account online?

Answered on December 12, 2018
Updated on December 12, 2018
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Amy Miller Amy Miller
Yes. More than that, opening a bank account online is quick and easy. In addition, best online accounts come with lower fees and offer higher rates. To open a bank account online, you will need your Social Security number, valid driver's license, and debit card. A debit card is needed to pay your initial deposit. But if you choose to open a bank account that does not require any opening deposit, you won't need any debit card. Some banks may ask you to fax a copy of your, for example, driver's license to help them verify your identity. But in most cases, all information can be sent online in an application form.
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