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What do I need to know when opening a new bank account?

It all starts with the kind of account you want to open and the way you prefer to open it. After that, there are only a handful of steps to get your account up and running. We can help you with it all—no matter which account(s) you choose to open.

Choose your bank account(s) and let's get started.

The list below can help you accomplish the most important steps to opening a new account. Depending on the account(s) you've chosen, some steps may not apply.

Your Other Account Opening Questions Answered:

What will I need to open my account(s)*?

  • Legal name
  • Permanent street address
  • Social Security number or TIN
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license
  • State ID
  • Passport

What can I expect to receive at account opening?

  • Welcome kit with account disclosures and fee information
  • Promotional materials
  • Features and benefits brochure for your new account

There's never a fee to open an account, but there are other account-related fees (i.e., paper-statement fee, monthly maintenance fee, etc.) for most accounts. To learn more about fees and how to avoid them, visit our Account Maintenance and Other Fees page.

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* To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. When you open an account, or when you are added to an existing account, we will ask for your name, permanent street address, Social Security number or TIN, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license, state ID, Passport, or other primary identification documents. If you are a nonresident alien, we will record your Passport number, the name of the country that issued the Passport and your foreign address. We will accept a Post Office box only as a mailing address.

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