The first checking account
to give back to the planet​

Bank of the West debit card

Enjoy all the benefits of Any Deposit Checking

  • $0 monthly fee with any deposit per statement1
  • No minimum balance
  • $0 liability on fraudulent transactions2

...while helping the planet

  • View the carbon impact of your debit card purchases3
  • We donate 1% of our net revenue from this account to 1% for the Planet4
Bank of the West debit card

Do more with your mobile app

Transfer funds, deposit checks, and get an estimate of your COemissions for every purchase made on your debit card.footnote3, 5

1% for the Planet

Open your account today. Help protect our planet.

Along with our contributions to 1% for the Planet, we've taken a bold stance on sustainability, like restricting financing for Arctic drilling and fracking. We're a nearly 150-year-old bank with modern policies for a changing world.

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Legal information and Disclosures

1 The 1% for the Planet account is the Any Deposit Checking account that donates 1% of the net revenue to environmental nonprofits through the 1% for the Planet organization. $10.00 monthly service charge waived with one deposit of any amount each statement cycle. Deposits include direct deposit, mobile deposit, ATM deposit, or in-branch deposit of any amount. Does not include fund transfers between Bank of the West accounts or any credits from Bank of the West. Opening deposit can be any amount ($0.01 or more). No monthly service charge if any account owner is under age 25.

2 Conditions and restrictions apply. Your liability for unauthorized use of your debit card for debit transactions processed through the Mastercard system will be zero dollars ($0) provided the following conditions are met: (1) you can demonstrate that you exercised reasonable care in safeguarding the debit card from risk of loss or theft; and (2) upon becoming aware of a loss or theft, you promptly report the loss or theft to Bank of the West. Refer to the "Consumer Liability of Unauthorized Transfers" and "Mastercard Debit Card Zero Liability" sections of your Deposit Account Disclosure for Personal Accounts (PDF) for details.

3 The carbon tracking tool, which will appear in the Bank of the West Mobile app for 1% for the Planet account, uses the Aland Index, a cloud-based service for carbon impact calculations, to provide a measurement of the potential carbon impact of purchases made with the 1% for the Planet debit card. The calculation is based on the merchant code, a code that indicates the types of goods or services a company provides, and the amount of the purchase. The actual carbon impact may be higher or lower than the measurement provided. The Aland Index is the leading index solution for carbon emission calculations for payments and financial transactions. The Aland Index Solution is a joint venture between Alandsbanken and Doconomy. Bank of the West licenses the Aland Index through Doconomy. To learn more visit

4 Net revenue is defined as fees charged directly to the account, plus interest income, minus losses. Net fees is gross fees charged less reversals. Interest income is defined as the lowest end of the target Fed Funds range during the time period being assessed, multiplied by the average balance of the account and the percent of days in the year during which balances were held. Debit card revenue is not included in the account revenue calculation.

5 Enrollment in Online Banking and download of our Mobile App required. Wireless carriers may charge fees for text transmissions or data usage. Message frequency depends on account settings. Text HELP to BKWST (25978) for help. Availability of Mobile Banking may be affected by your mobile device's coverage area. Requires mobile phone with text messaging capabilities. Mobile Banking requires an internet-ready phone and is supported on Apple iPhone devices with iOS 9 and greater and on Android mobile devices with OS 5 and greater.

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