What do I need to open a checking account?

Answered on September 07, 2018
Updated on September 07, 2018
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Amy Miller Amy Miller
Whether you are opening a checking account online or visiting a nearby branch, you will need to provide some personal information. First of all, you will need such forms of identification as Social Security number, driver's license, state ID or passport. You will also need to provide your address, email, and phone number. Then you will need to pay a minimum opening deposit, if required. If you are opening online, you can use your credit card, debit card or electronic transfer from your savings account to pay the deposit. When approved, you will be sent your new account number and other important account information.
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