Global Checking

The most flexible and convenient U.S. bank account for those living outside of the U.S.

Enjoy Velo Gold Benefits

With our Velo Gold program, Global Checking customers who maintain a minimum combined monthly average balance in their qualifying consumer deposit accounts with East West Bank, will enjoy Velo Gold benefits.

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Minimum Funding Amount
Simply make a $25,000 minimum opening deposit within 60 days of account approval.

One-Time Account Opening Fee
A $300 Account Opening Fee will be automatically deducted when you make your opening deposit.

If you're Velo Gold, you'll have the opportunity, during the first 12 months after account funding, to receive up to $300 in Account Opening Fee refunds.

Terms & Conditions

Waive Your Monthly Maintenance Fee
The choice is yours. Pay a Monthly Maintenance fee of $25, or $0 with a:

  1. $25,000 monthly average balance in your Global Checking OR
  2. $50,000 prior month's end combined average balance in the qualifying consumer deposit accounts you own at East West Bank.

Waive Your Incoming Wires Fees
Global checking customers will enjoy the waiver of East West Bank's Incoming Wire fee for the first 2 statement cycles after account opening.

If you're Velo Gold, we'll waive the East West Bank fee for all of your incoming wires

Dedicated Relationship Manager
As a Velo Gold customer you’ll enjoy a dedicated Relationship Manager to assist you with your banking needs.

Move money with ease
Send money globally with easy-to-use international transfers.

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