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Bank On California Capital Region: Accounts and Locations

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Bank On helps you find a safe, affordable bank account, with no overdraft or hidden fees. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, if you don’t have a social security number or California ID, or if you’ve had trouble banking in the past. With Bank On, everyone is welcome. Use the bank locator tool and account comparison chart below to find the right bank account for you.

Bank On is an national initiative of the Cities for Financial Empowerment FundClick here to see the national account standards.

**Special note about COVID-19-era account opening**
Many of these accounts can be opened online. For more details, click here for a message about remote account opening from Cities for Financial Empowerment.

All Bank On certified accounts offer the following features:

  • No overdraft or other hidden fees
  • No minimum balance required
  • Minimum opening deposit of $25 or less
  • Low monthly fee: usually $5 or less, as low as $0
  • Online and mobile banking, with online bill pay

Find an Account Near You

 To search by address, click the “View Larger Map” square icon at the top right corner of the map below. Then, click on the magnifying glass in the red bar to enter your address.

Compare Bank and Credit Union Accounts

 

Bank of America

Chase

Citibank

Mechanics Bank

Self Help Federal Credit Union

US Bank

Wells Fargo

Name of account

Advantage SafeBalance Banking Account

Secure Banking Account

Access Account

Bank On – Personal Checking

Access Checking

Safe Debit Account

EasyPay Card

Monthly Fee

$4.95

$4.95

$10 or less
fees can be waived

$0

$5 or less fee can be waived

$4.95

$5

Minimum opening deposit

$25

$25

$0

$25

$0

$25

$25

Can I open an account online?

Yes with U.S. ID and Social Security Number

Yes with U.S. ID and Social Security Number

Yes with U.S. ID and Social Security Number

No

Contact Julio Ortiz at 916-237-7068 or jortiz@self-helpfcu.org for assistance.

Yes with U.S. ID and Social Security Number

Yes

Cost of money orders?

Not offered

NA

$5

NA

$1

$1.65

 

Is a free savings account available?

Yes with $300 daily balance or auto transfer of $25+ month

No

Yes
with $1,500 average monthly balance

No

Yes

Yes
with automatic transfer from checking to savings

 

Can I open an account using foreign ID like a Matricula?

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Can I open this account if I’ve had an account closed in the past?

Yes
unless for fraud, and past overdrafts owed any financial institution must be paid.

Yes
unless for fraud, and past overdrafts owed Chase must be paid.

Yes
unless for fraud, and past overdrafts owed Citibank must be paid.

 

Yes
unless for fraud, and past overdrafts of $500+ owed any financial institution must be paid.

Yes
unless for fraud, and past overdrafts owed US Bank must be paid.

Yes
unless for fraud, and past overdrafts of $500+ owed any financial institution must be paid.