Second Chance Checking Accounts - Connecticut

There are several nationwide banks that may approve you for a second chance checking account in Connecticut while on the chexsystems and current information on how to receive your free chexsystems report which can be viewed and accessed from our main page at second chance checking. However, many local banks in Connecticut offer promotions for people who have a negative chexsystems report. Below is a listing of banks in Connecticut, that we were told, are currently accepting new checking applications for individuals who are on the chexsystems.

Note: This list is to be used as a reference only and we cannot guarantee that you will be approved for a checking account while on the chexsystems. Please help us keep this list up to date by emailing us at with banks in your area that accept people who are on the chexsystems, or whether or not you were approved for a checking account using the list below:

Account Now - Prepaid card that can be used for direct deposit and has a debit/credit card, however it comes with no checks.

Etrade Brokerage - Its a brokerage account but can be used like a checking account. It comes with checks and a visa/debit card. They also have direct deposit available. After you open a brokerage account, wait a few months then apply for a Etrade Bank account and they may just approve you. Unfortunately, they don't have branches in Connecticut, but banking can be done by mail.

Wells Fargo - They have a Opportunity Checking Account Package at their branches in the state of Connecticut that is tailored for customers who have been unable to open a bank account due to their previous credit or banking history.


205 Church St, New Haven, Ct 06510 Phone: 203-773-9037
388 Whalley Ave, New Haven, Ct 06511 Phone: 203-777-7113
597 Campbell Ave, West Haven, Ct 06516 Phone: 203-934-7953
391 Foxon Blvd, New Haven, Ct 06513 Phone: 203-469-7422
339 Hemingway Ave, East Haven, Ct 06512 Phone: 203-467-1653
1647 Whitney Ave, Hamden, Ct 06517 Phone: 203-288-6694
260 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, Ct 06525 Phone: 203-389-2133
2100 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, Ct 06514 Phone: 203-288-6922
297 Boston Post Rd, Orange, Ct 06477 Phone: 203-795-0831
2427 Whitney Ave, Hamden, Ct 06518 Phone: 203-288-6664
840 Main St, Branford, Ct 06405 Phone: 203-488-6311
80 Washington Ave, North Haven, Ct 06473 Phone: 203-239-2511
215 Cherry St, Milford, Ct 06460 Phone: 203-878-6328
211 Main St 2Nd Flr, Ansonia, Ct 06401 Phone: 203-736-4678
320 Coram Ave, Shelton, Ct 06484 Phone: 203-924-5300
1409 Middletown Ave, Northford, Ct 06472 Phone: 203-484-2763
11 Klarides Village Dr, Seymour, Ct 06483 Phone: 203-888-4584
86 N Main St, Wallingford, Ct 06492 Phone: 203-265-1581
60 Hawley Ln, Trumbull, Ct 06611 Phone: 203-377-5511
872 N Colony Rd, Wallingford, Ct 06492 Phone: 203-269-1487
311 Highland Ave, Cheshire, Ct 06410 Phone: 203-272-3572
66 Waterbury Rd, Prospect, Ct 06712 Phone: 203-758-5778
55 Centennial Ave, Meriden, Ct 06451 Phone: 203-237-5313
600 Boston Post Rd, Madison, Ct 06443 Phone: 203-245-2706

Please check with a Wells Fargo representantive for additional locations of bank branches in Connecticut.

You may also want to apply with your local Credit Union in Connecticut for a second chance checking account if you are unsuccessful with the above list of banks and financial institutions. Last reviewed in November 2011.