Is It Easy to Open an Online Bank Account?


Quick Answer

Opening an online bank account is generally quite easy and only takes a few minutes. Some banks allow new members to open an account without visiting a bank branch, while others require new members to open an account in person before being able to access it online.

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Banks usually require new members to enter some personal information in order to start an online account. This includes a name, street address, and social security number or drivers license number to verify their identity. Banks that require members to open an account in person may provide them with a unique code that is needed to open an online account.

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