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Open a Premier Checking account upon your arrival to the U.S.
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$0 fee for one year

Personalized guidance

Present in 70+ countries

Custom solution for international clients

If you've just arrived in the U.S., you can open a checking account prior to getting your Social Security Number (SSN). Bank of the West can help you establish your U.S. credit through our auto loan program or credit card for international clients. When you’re ready to start investing, you can benefit from our unique global perspective and reach.

Ethical financing with fully transparent policies

Bank of the West has the strongest environmental stance of any major U.S. bank. With us, you can rest assured that your finances will align with your values. Learn more about what we're doing to protect our planet.

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Choose your state of legal residence. We can then give you information about the products and services available in your area.

Note: Bank of the West has branches only in the states listed in the drop-down. At this time, we only open accounts for individuals and businesses in these states.