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Refer a Friend

Earn up to $200 when you refer a friend to Bankwell

Your friends and family will benefit too!

How the Program Works:

Complete the Bankwell Friends bank well with Benefits Referral Coupon and give it to a friend.  When they open a Bankwell Smart Checking account, you’ll each earn $50.  You can refer up to four friends, for a total of $200!

How to qualify:

For each $50 you receive, a friend or family member (not a current customer of Bankwell) must open a new Smart Checking account AND complete the following within 90 days of account opening:
  • Set up electronic direct deposit of a paycheck, pension or government benefit (like social security), AND
  • Make at least five (5) debit card transactions that post to the new checking account within a monthly statement cycle

How to receive your $50:

  • Complete the Friends bank well with Benefits coupon and have your friend or family member provide it to a Bankwell Personal Banker at any Bankwell branch when they open a Bankwell Smart Checking account.You must provide the full name, address, phone and email contact information for the new customer you have referred.
  • Once your friend or family member has opened the new account and fulfilled the requirements, you will both have $50 deposited to your account within 90 days.

Click here for Bankwell Smart Checking account details


Bonuses are considered interest and will be reported on IRS Form 1099-INT. Friends bank well with Benefits referrals must match name and address provided to Bankwell at the time of account opening. A minimum of $100 is required to open a Smart Checking account. Smart Checking is an interest-bearing account that, as of 4/24/17, earns .15% Annual Percentage Yield and .15% Interest Rate. Rate is variable and subject to change. The Friends bank well with Benefits referrer may not refer themselves.  A referrer may only receive bonuses for up to four referrals per calendar year. Offer not available to Bankwell employees or their families. Offer effective 4/24/17 and may be withdrawn at any time.