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Student Checking At Its best!

Where ever you go nationwide, we’ll be there for you.
Open a Smart Checking Account before August 31st and get $100

Smart Checking is a FREE* Checking Account that pays interest on all your balances and includes:


  • ATM rebates nationwide
  • Control of your debit card right from your smartphone**
  • Debit Card Purchase Rewards
  • Fingerprint & retina eye scan mobile login
  • Pays interest on your checking balances

*Smart Checking is free of monthly maintenance charges. Other fees may apply. As of 6/21/17, Smart Checking earns 0.15% Annual Percentage Yield and 0.15% Interest Rate on all balances. Rate is variable and subject to change after the account is open. Must provide proof of student status at the time of account opening. Students must be 16 years of age or older. Students age 16 or 17 must have a parent or guardian as a signer on the account. To qualify for $100 cash bonus, customers must open a Smart Checking account before 8/31/17 (which is subject to approval), and perform 5 debit card transactions that post and clear within a monthly statement cycle. You have 90 days to complete the requirements and earn the bonus. Once you have completed the checking requirements, we’ll deposit the $100 bonus into your new account within 120 days of account opening. A minimum of $100 is required to open the Smart Checking account. Offer effective 6/21/17 and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer good for personal accounts only and limited to customers who do not currently have a Bankwell checking account. Limit one cash bonus per address. Go to Smart Checking page on for terms and conditions. Bonuses are considered interest and will be reported on IRS Form 1099-INT. **Fees may apply from your wireless carrier.