Bank on Brazos Valley is a collaborative effort of local banks, nonprofit groups, government entities, private businesses and interested volunteers working together to improve the financial stability of individuals and families in Bryan and College Station, Texas.
The program was officially launched in March 2011 and since then the group holds regular meetings to discuss ideas, share programs and seek out programs that encourage financial literacy, assist people with establishing a bank account and assist people with learning more about money management.
Why spend hundreds of dollars a year at a check-cashing company when you can deposit your money for free and pay your bills at no additional cost? Everyone deserves a chance. Even if you've had problems with an account in the past, have never had an account before, or don't have a Social Security number, you can open a bank account in the Brazos Valley.
Why do I need an account?
By opening a bank account, you can take an important step toward financial security. With a free or low-cost account, you can start to save for the future and establish a credit history that will help you enter the financial mainstream and achieve your dreams. Learn more
How do I open an account?
Use our easy bank location tool or call 2-1-1 to find a participating bank or credit union with account options that meet your needs. The bank or credit union staff will answer all of your questions and walk you through each step of the process. Learn more
Managing Your Finances
Discover free classes and services that will help you achieve financial freedom. Find information about establishing financial goals, managing a budget, getting out of debt, locating free day care, and many other topics. Learn more
Goal$avers accounts are matched savings for low-to-moderate income individuals or families. Participants receive financial education for budgeting, credit management, and banking. Learn more
New Credit Access Business Ordinances
The Cities of Bryan and College Station have passed new ordinances in regard to Credit Access Businesses, Auto Title Loans, and Payday Loans. Learn more
For more information or for help opening an account, Dial 2-1-1 between 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, from your home or mobile phone.
For more information, about the Bank on Brazos Valley Program, please contact:
Community Development Manager
City of Bryan
P.O. Box 1000
Bryan, TX 77805
Phone: (979) 209-5181