FAQs

Opening a New Account

  1. Opening a personal checking or savings account with German American Bank is simple. Just bring the following information to one of our convenient banking offices.

    • Government-issued Identification (i.e. driver’s license)
    • U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number
    • U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien Status
    • Account information for accounts you would like to close at other banks and move to German American Bank.
  2. We understand that your time is money, so we strive to make opening a business account with us as easy as possible. Please be prepared to provide the following information at the time of opening a business checking or savings account:

    • Personal I.D. for all account signers
    • Employment Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN)
    • Business Type Supporting Documentation
      • Sole Proprietor: Personal I.D. 
      • Single Member LLC: operating agreement, if available
      • LLC*: Articles of organization and operating agreement
      • Corporation*: Articles of incorporation/organization and board minutes
      • Government Entity or Unincorporated Association: Board minutes
      • Partnership*: Partnership agreement, if available

    *Active business registration with Secretary of State required