About Fresh Start Banking
The First Step Alliance Fresh Start Banking Program improves access to safe and affordable banking products for justice-involved individuals. We make this Program available to the reentry community through partnerships with established not-for-profit financial institutions that offer fair and inclusive financial services.
Our collaboration with Bank Dora makes it easy for returning citizens to open an affordable, Bank On certified* checking account through their mobile device. Dora is an all-digital bilingual banking experience powered by credit unions, featuring a fee-free, no-minimum checking account and no credit check.
*the Dora account is Bank On certified, which means that it meets certain national account standards, including low costs, no overdraft fees and robust transaction capabilities such as a debit or prepaid card. Bank On, led by national nonprofit organization the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, works to ensure that everyone has access to a safe, affordable transactional banking account.
Download the Bank Dora App (English)
Download the Bank Dora App (Spanish)
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