To open a bank account you can apply in person, online, or over the phone. To apply online or on the phone, you must have an Social Security Number. If you do not have a Social Security Number then you must go to the bank in person and apply for a bank account. When you apply for a bank account  you will need a Social Security Number, a valid form of identification, and a minimum deposit amount, usually around $25. These are the standard requirements that most banks have, but be sure to double check the requirements your own bank has before you go to apply. If you have any questions you can livechat with a bank member online or speak directly with the on the phone.

After you set up an account you can take out money at the bank, at a drive through or at an ATM. You will need to have your credit/debit card or account number with you in order to do this.

You can check your account balance online or on an app that can be downloaded on your cell phone. If you spend more than you have you will be charged an overdraft fee which is very expensive. There is also a minimum amount of money you must keep in your bank account to avoid being fined for ‘servicing fees’ or ‘maintenance charges’.

List of Banks in Allentown

  • Wells Fargo

    • Address: 702 N 7th St

    • Telephone: (610) 821-2380

    • Hours: Open until 5:00 PM

  • PNC Bank

    • Address: 730 W Emmaus Ave

    • Telephone: (610) 797-2860

    • Hours: Open until 5:00 PM

  • TD Bank

    • Address: 1828 Tilghman St

    • Telephone: (610) 439-1360

    • Hours: Open until 5:00 PM