Open an Account Today

Opening a Bank on Providence account that is right for you is simple.  Follow the THREE steps below and you can begin building a better financial future for you and your family.

Step 1: Find the Account That is Right For You

Each Bank on Providence partner offers a different account, with different features. That way you can find an account and a financial institution that is right for you.  Maybe you want a branch near your work or where you go to school. Or you want a branch in your neighborhood. Maybe the location of ATMs or branch hours of business are more important to you.

Whatever your priorities, it is important to identify what you need for your account to work for you.

Bank on Providence makes it easy to compare accounts at Bank on Providence and participating institutions.

Side-By-Side Comparison
Download a chart that compares all Bank on Providence accounts in several important categories.
(126 KB PDF)

Bank on Providence Product Profiles
Learn more about the participating institutions and about the Bank on Providence products:

Financial Institution Bank on Providence Product
Admirals Bank Admirals Basic Checking
Bank of America
Bank RI ON Checking
Citizens Bank Green Checking
Coastway Community Bank eWay Checking
Rhode Island Credit Union Basic Personal Checking Account
Sovereign Bank Free Checking
Freedom Checking

Step 2:  Visit a Branch and Ask About Opening a Bank on Providence Account Today

Our Financial partners have designated special banking products just for you.They’ll answer your questions and help you open an account that best serves your needs.

There are over 30 Bank on Providence branches in Providence.  You should not have to travel far to open your account.

For a full list of branches located in Providence, with hours of operation, click on a participating financial institution below:

Step 3: Open Your New Bank on Providence Account

At each participating institution, an individual will walk you through the account opening process. They can also refer you to free money management classes to help you get the most from your account.

Remember To:

Bring Identification
You will need to bring identification, including a valid photo ID, and most banks will require a tax ID or Social Security card.
Identification requirements vary among participating financial partners. You can learn more by using the Side-By-Side Comparison chart (126 KB PDF)

Funds to Open Your Account
Depending on the institution, you will also need to bring money for your opening deposit. Opening balance requirements vary among participating financial partners.  You can learn more by using the Side-By-Side Comparison chart (126 KB PDF)


One of the most important choices you will make when opening a new checking account is whether you want overdraft service.

Making the right choice – and understanding how to manage your checking account after making that decision – could make the difference between whether your new account helps you achieve your long-term goals or whether you find yourself losing money in fees and penalties.