Welcome and thank you for choosing Bankwell!


Important Notice: Effective May 3rd, 2021, we will no longer be offering the ability to open an account online. 


This application process should only take about 10 minutes.  Keep an eye on the navigation bar to your left to track your progress.  When you finish a step, you’ll see a check mark. 


Here’s what we need from each account owner to complete the process:


  • All applicants must be U.S. Residents and be at least 18 years old
  • Social Security Number or Individual Tax Identification Number
  • Your funding account bank routing number and your checking, savings or credit/debit card information
  • A valid form of Identification:  Driver’s License, State ID, Military ID or Passport
  • If this is for joint ownership you’ll need to provide their Full Name, Social Security, Identification, (as listed above) and Date of Birth


Your application will  automatically time out after 7 minutes of inactivity, at which time all your information will be lost. To avoid that, be sure to click Save Incomplete Application along the way.


We also recommend you print important account-related documents.


If you reside in the Connecticut markets that we serve, let’s get started!


*Are all applicants at least 18 years of age?:
*In which Connecticut County do you reside?:
*Which Bankwell branch do you currently use or would you use?:
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