Bank On Program

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A Commitment to Better Serve Our Communities

Community Checking provides a low-cost checking product to those individuals who might not otherwise be able to obtain banking services. 

In our ongoing commitment to better serve our communities, we are now participating in several Bank On initiatives.

Bank On is a collaborative effort between federal regulatory agencies, state and local governments, financial institutions, and community-based organizations to bring unbanked and underbanked residents into the financial mainstream. Each Bank On program is region specific.

Currently, East West Bank is participating in

  • Bank On San Francisco
  • Bank On Oakland
  • Bank On Seattle-King County

Participating Institutions provide low-cost or free checking account products as a viable alternative to check cashing services and as a safe alternative option to keep their money. We currently offer our "Community Checking" product (with a minimum opening balance of $25, no monthly fee) as part of the Bank On initiatives.

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