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Guide to Online Account Opening

Guide to Opening A Bank Account Online

Thanks to online banking, opening a new bank account in Northwest Arkansas has never been easier. Earlier this year CS Bank proudly added online account opening to our suite of internet banking tools. Gone are the days of worrying about banking hours and standing in line for the next available teller. If you need a checking or savings account, you can now open a new account from the comfort of your home. Don’t worry though, our bank offices are still open anytime you need face to face service.

With CS Bank’s hybrid banking services, our customers receive the convenience of online banking tools paired with the ability to visit a local branch for personal service. If you’re new to online banking or online account opening, this guide will answer questions you may have about online banking and show you how to open a bank account online.

Is Opening A Bank Account Online Safe?

No longer a new technology, online banking tools have become mainstream and user-friendly for customers of all ages. According to a recent .J.D. Power survey, more Americans are trusting online banking tools and engaging in online account opening. In 2019, 22 percent of new account openings took place online. Last year, that number rose to 31 percent.

The normalization of online banking has created established banking tools that are secure and safe for consumers. By choosing a trusted local bank and following basic internet safety protocols, you can open an account online without worry. Keep the following tips in mind when making banking transactions online.

Choose a FDIC Insured Bank

Increased popularity in online banking has given rise to online-only banking institutions. Before choosing a bank that you’ve never heard of before, do your research. Better yet, choose a community bank like CS Bank. We’ve been operating in Northwest Arkansas for more than 100 years and our accounts are FDIC insured for balances up to $250,000.

Follow Internet Safety Protocols

Transmitting personal information over the internet has risks. Protect your information and identity by adopting these online habits

  • Create strong, unique passwords
  • Don't connect to public Wifi
  • Sign up for online banking account alerts
  • Never provide personal data via email
  • Avoid clicking on links sent from unknown sources
  • Be careful when downloading financial apps
Banks and credit unions implement complex encryptions and secure software in order to protect your information and assets. If you have more questions about how to stay safe while baking online, don't hesitate to contact one of our friendly associates.

Online account opening is safe, but you should still follow internet safety protocols.

Can I open a Checking Account Online?

You can open any of our checking accounts online. All CS Bank checking accounts come with a free debit card, free online & mobile banking, free unlimited billpay, and free eStatements. A minimum deposit of $100 is required for each account, and the max deposit for opening an account is $2,500. Choose from these online checking accounts:

Kasasa Cash Plus Checking 

Our newest popular checking account offers a high interest rate and nationwide refunds on your ATM fees.

*Qualifications and restrictions may apply

Kasasa Cash Back Checking

Earn cash back on your debit card purchases with Cash Back Checking, You’ll also benefit from nationwide refunds on your ATM fees.

*Qualifications and restrictions may apply

Select Checking

An exclusive offering for our customers over the age of 50, Select Checking account holders receive free monthly paper statements and 2 free cashiers checks a month as well as the free regular checks. 

Simple Checking

If you’re looking for a no-frills checking account with free online banking tools, Simple Checking is the right choice for you.

Open a checking account online by itself of bundle with a savings account.

Can I open a Savings Account Online?

If you're looking for an online savings account, both our Statement Savings and Money Market Rewards accounts can be opened online. The minimum deposit for these accounts is $100 and the maximum initial deposit is $2,500.

If you're ready to open both a checking and savings account online, try an account bundle. You can open a Kasasa Saver account bundled with either our Kasasa Cash or Cash Back checking accounts. Each account requires a minimum initial deposit of $100 and limits the initial deposit to $2,500. Qualifications and restrictions may apply.

If you’re interested in opening a stand-alone savings account, Health Savings Account, or Christmas Club account, you can get started by filling out our online contact form. A CS Bank representative will assist you with opening an account.

What Do I need to open a Bank Account Online?

Opening a bank account online is similar to opening one at a local bank branch. If you don't already have an account with the bank, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Government issued ID with your current address
  • Complete physical and mailing addresses
  •  Social security number
  •  Date of birth
  • Routing and account number to transfer an opening deposit (or be prepared to mail a check)

How Do I Open A Bank Account Online

Opening a bank account online with CS Bank is easy. Our short video tutorial can help walk you through the steps from start to finish.

When you’re ready to open a savings or checking account online, navigate to the online account opening portal and follow these simple steps:
  1. Select: new or existing customer
  2. Select the type of account that you wish to open
  3. Choose optional features, such as eStatements and overdraft protection
  4. Enter personal information or upload a photo of your driver’s license
  5. Answer questions about employment
  6. Name beneficiaries or joint account holders
  7. Select an initial deposit amount and how you will make the deposit
    a. Transfer from another bank
    b. Mail a check
    c. Internal transfer from another CS bank account
  8. Agree to terms and conditions
Your new account may take up to 3 business days to become fully active. If you open an account with debit card access, your new debit card will arrive within 7 - 10 business days.

Just like opening an account at a branch, you will need identification documentation to open a bank account online

Open A Bank Account Online and Get Started with Online Banking

Once you open an account online you can start enjoying the benefits of online banking through CSB.Online banking. With CSB.Online, you have access to a CS Bank digital branch anywhere you have an Internet connection, 24/7. With online banking you can monitor your account transactions and balances for increased security. For easy mobile deposits, you can download the CS Bank mobile app. CS Bank wants to simplify your banking habits by providing convenient tools that you can use at home or on the go. Open a new account online today! We have checking and savings account options to suit all your needs in Eureka Springs, Harrison, Huntsville, Berryville, Holiday Island, and Cassville, MO.