Never had a bank account or walked into a bank or credit union? Don’t fear!
In this short video, Jessica Rochon of Fort Sill National Bank, shows what you can expect when entering into a bank and how to get a Bank On account at any of our participating banks and credit unions.
Finding a bank or credit union is the first step. The staff of participating banks and credit unions are trained to answer questions. They will walk you through each step of the process and help you open an account that is right for you.
To set up a free or low-cost account, you will need your social security number and a valid photo identification (ID), such as a state-issued ID card, driver’s license, passport, or Military ID card. Some banks and credit unions may accept an alternative form of ID such as a Military ID card, Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or Matricula Consular card. All of Bank On Shreveport’s participating banks and credit unions, accept multiple kinds of identification, including ITIN’s.
You might need more than one picture ID to open your account — this is for the protection of both you and the bank or credit union. Since practices vary, look at the Bank On Shreveport website beforehand to see what type of identification (ID) you need for the particular bank or credit union you have chosen.
The bank or credit union staff will explain account features, fees and policies and provide you with paperwork that explains these items in more detail. To create your account, you will also have to sign a few documents.
Remember to read everything and make sure that you fully understand before signing any document. You should never feel pressured to decide or open an account.