HOW DO I OPEN AN ACCOUNT?
Find a participating bank or credit union in your neighborhood.
Call 510-238-2362 to find the bank or credit union that's best for you. Or look for the Bank on Oakland sign at a bank or credit union in your community. List of banks and credit unions.
Ask them about opening an account through Bank on Oakland.
Our financial partners have designed special banking programs just for you. They'll answer your questions and help you open an account that best serves your needs.
Remember to bring some identification.
You don't need a Social Security number, but you will need a passport, California ID, Mexican Matricula card, or Guatemalan Consular identification card. And most banks will request a second form of ID, not including cell phone bills. Click here for a list of accepted IDs.
Open your new bank account.
The person at the bank will walk you through the entire process. And they can even sign you up for free money management training classes to help you get the most from your bank account.