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1% FOR THE PLANET CHECKING1

A checking account for climate action.

Enjoy no minimum balance and simple options to waive the monthly service charge2. This account gives back to environmental nonprofits through the 1% for the Planet organization, at no cost to you.

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Added benefits

We donate 1% of our net revenue4 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 app5

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

Mobile app with over 100,000 5-star ratings

Mobile app with over 100,000 5-star ratings.

  • Secure biometric login6
  • Deposit checks anytime6
  • Use Zelle® for free to send or request money
  • Tap to view monthly cash flow

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4.8
Collaborating for the greater good

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 bank8 approved to create an account in collaboration with 1% for the Planet.

Bank of the West's contributions to 1% for the Planet will be donated to Protect Our Winters, a nonprofit leading climate advocacy.

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

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