We make switching banks easy!

Switching banks may seem as daunting as buying a new computer or doing your own taxes – or both, put together. Would you love better service, but dread the tedium of the transfer, set-up, and orientation process? We’ve got you covered! You don’t have to worry about the hassle when you decide to switch to Bell State Bank & Trust.

When you, or someone you know decides to switch to Bell State bank & Trust, you’ll start out by talking to a personal banker. Watch this video to find out just how easy it is to switch!

Video Highlights

What does a personal banking officer do? (0:20)

How do we make it easy to switch from another bank to Bell State Bank & Trust? (0:52)

What should someone bring with them when they’re ready to switch to Bell State Bank & Trust? (1:16)

 Open an Account Now

New and current customers can now open a checking, savings or certificate of deposit (CD) account online at Bell State Bank & Trust. We welcome residents of Eastern North Dakota and West Central Minnesota to open an account online.

1. Open a Bell State Bank & Trust Individual or Joint Account

Your application process should take about 10 minutes.

You will need the following items during this process:

  • Any one of the following: driver’s license, U.S. passport, military ID, state ID
  • U.S. Social Security number
  • U.S. citizenship or resident alien status
  • External account information if funding from an external account

If you have additional questions during the account opening process, please contact our Customer Service Center at 701-298-1550 or visit one of our branches.

2. Make the Switch

We will provide you authorization letters which may be used in switching your direct deposits and automatic payments. You will need the following information to complete the letter:

  • business name
  • address
  • account number.

Please review your bank statement to identify all automatics requiring a change.

3. Close Your Account at Your Former Bank

We will provide you an authorization letter which may be used to notify your bank of your request to close your account.


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