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Better Banking for a Better Life

Bank On San Francisco helps you find a safe, affordable bank account. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, if you don’t have a social security number or California ID, or if you’ve had trouble banking in the past. With Bank On San Francisco, everyone is welcome.

The accounts make it easier to keep more of your money:

  • No minimum balance requirement
  • Opening deposit of $25 or less
  • Low monthly fees: typically $5 or less, and as low as zero
  • No overdraft or other hidden fees
  • Make purchases and easily pay bills using your debit card or online bill pay

Here are our Bank On San Francisco Certified Accounts:

When you visit a branch, tell them the name of the account you want to open. For example, at a Chase branch, say "I want to open a Chase Liquid account".

We will be relaunching with additional tools and resources later this spring.



Partner with Us

Bank On San Francisco has helped more than 75,000 San Franciscans open safe, affordable bank accounts.  Through the Bank On SF Coalition, our success depended on our partnerhsip with a network of diverse community partners. We work with banks, credit unions, nonprofits, city agencies, businesses, and community members throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area to connect residents with safe and affordable bank accounts and get them started on the road to financial success.

Click below to see how you and your organization can join the Bank On SF Coalition.

Financial Institutions

Financial Institutions

The banks and credit unions participating in Bank On San Francisco share in our mission: promoting innovation in safe, affordable financial products and services so that lower-income households can participate in the financial mainstream. To join Bank On SF, financial institutions must go through a straightforward account validation process, ensuring that bank accounts meet National Account Standards.

Want to discuss Bank On San Francisco with us? We would be happy to talk about how we partner with banks and credit unions, and to support efforts to develop or adapt a bank account meeting national Bank On standards. Email us at, or call Jacob DuMez at (415) 554-4868. 

Community Partners

Community Partners

Join the Bank On SF Coalition!

Starting with a safe, affordable bank account creates a foundation for financial stability. This has real benefits for the people you care about – your clients, your employees, your neighbors, those who lives or work in San Francisco. Joining is easy, and we’re always looking for diverse nonprofits, businesses, and community members to strengthen our coalition.

As a member of the Bank On SF Coalition, you will be able to participate in regular meetings or activities hosted by the Office of Financial Empowerment and Treasurer José Cisneros. You can learn about what local banks and credit unions are doing to serve our communities better, and ask them questions. You can meet people in your field, or find organizations who might be able to partner with you in your own work.  And we will provide you with tools, resources, and training to support healthier financial access through Bank On SF.

Want to become part of the Bank On SF Coalition? Have questions? Email us at, or call Maya Oubre at (415) 554-7337.