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The first checking account to give 1% back to the planet
—at no cost to you.

Bank of the West and 1% for the Planet: An account only from Bank of the West

The first checking account to give 1% back to the planet
—at no cost to you.

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Bank of the West and 1% for the Planet: Compostable Debit Card

Compostable Debit Cardfootnote4

Any Deposit Checking,
built for climate action.

  • We donate 1% of our revenue from this account to 1% for the Planetfootnote1
  • Track the carbon impact of your debit card purchasesfootnote2
  • $0 monthly service charge with any deposit per statementfootnote3
  • No minimum balance
Bank of the West and 1% for the Planet Compostable Debit Card

Compostable Debit Cardfootnote4

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Reduce your carbon footprint.

Get an estimate of your CO2 emissions for every purchase made on your debit card.footnote2 Track it right on your app.

Bank of the West and 1% for the Planet: Reduce your carbon footprint
Bank of the West and 1% for the Planet: An account only from Bank of the West Bank of the West and 1% for the Planet: An account only from Bank of the West Bank of the West's contributions will be donated to Protect Our Winters

1% for the Planet has donated over $250 million to environmental nonprofits.

Started by Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard, 1% for the Planet has been helping businesses make an impact for nearly 20 years. With our strong policies on sustainability, we are the first bank to create an account in partnership with 1% for the Planet.

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

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Legal information and Disclosures

1. 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.

2. The carbon tracking tool, which will appear in the Bank of the West Mobile app for 1% for the Planet account, uses the Åland 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 Åland Index is the leading index solution for carbon emission calculations for payments and financial transactions. To learn more visit alandindexsolutions.com.

3. $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. No monthly service charge if any account owner is under 25.

4. The 1% for the Planet debit card is made from 100% compostable/biodegradable PVC, however, the EMV chip, magnetic strip, ink and hologram are not biodegradable

Investment and Insurance Products:

  • NOT FDIC INSURED
  • NOT BANK GUARANTEED
  • MAY LOSE VALUE
  • NOT A DEPOSIT
  • NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY