What do I need to open a checking account?
Answered on Friday, September 7th, 2018 by Amy Miller
Updated: September 7th, 2018
Amy Miller
The content is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.

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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