HURRICANE IAN: We're here to help

If you are impacted by the recent storms and need assistance with your existing account, please visit our Storm Help Page.


A checking account for climate action.

Enjoy no minimum balance and simple options to waive the monthly service chargefootnote2. This account gives back to environmental nonprofits through the 1% for the Planet organization, at no cost to you.

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Account features

Added benefits


We donate 1% of our net revenuefootnote4 from the account to environmental nonprofits through the 1% for the Planet organization (at no cost to you)


View the estimated carbon impact of your debit card purchases right in the mobile appfootnote5


Your deposits won't fund Arctic drilling, tar sands mining or big tobacco.

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Mobile app with over 100,000 5-star ratings

  • Secure biometric loginfootnote6
  • Deposit checks anytimefootnote6
  • Use Zelle® for free to send or request money
  • Tap to view monthly cash flow

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Collaborating for the greater good

1% for the Planet helps businesses make an impact by donating 1% of their revenue to environmental nonprofits.

With our strong policies on sustainability, we are the only major US bankfootnote8 approved to create an account in collaboration with 1% for the Planet.

Open your account online in about 5 minutes

Enjoy no minimum balance and help fight climate change (at no cost to you).

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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.