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Earn 2% APY on your savings while driving tangible impact in our local food and agriculture ecosystem.1

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The Sustainable Bank You've Been Waiting For

Not just "mission driven"; mission-built from the ground-up to affect food systems change. And the "mutual" part of our name means we're cooperatively governed, legally bound to work for our community.
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Your savings fund loans that support positive and lasting change to our local food ecosystem. Finally align your finances with your values.
We're the first new mutual nationwide in 50 years - a cooperative structure that holds us accountable to our long-term commitments.
This summer, we'll give qualifying depositors $100 to spend at farms, farmers markets, or related businesses.2

Competitive Interest Without Hidden Fees

Social and environmental responsibility can also be good for your wallet.
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Our flagship Grow Local accounts earn 2% APY on all balances.1 That's enough to Grow Your Change.
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No minimum balances, no monthly fees, and no surprise charges.3 Straightforward and simple.
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Free ATM access anywhere. We'll reimburse up to $15 per month in fees assessed by ATM providers.3

Timeless Values, Modern Digital Banking

Easy-to-use digital tools allow you to manage your savings from anywhere.
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Open an account online in 5 minutes or less using your phone, tablet, or desktop browser.
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Link your existing bank accounts just by logging in, and then seamlessly transfer funds.
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Use your phone camera to deposit checks in seconds without the hassle of leaving your home.
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Our partners receive our Walden Mutual Partner Card too.4 Tap, dip, or swipe to pay - and control your card on the move through our app.
FDIC insurance on all balances up to $250,000,5 industry-grade data encryption, multi-factor authentication - and all the other security features you expect from anyone handling your hard-earned savings.

Other Bells & Whistles

  • Link your non-Walden accounts to view your complete financial position - all in one place
  • View account statements and tax documents online and within our app
  • Access to exclusive events, discounts, and product samples from Walden Partner Businesses
  • Range of extended terms—from 1 to 10 years—to maximize impact...and return
  • 10-year CD: Unique opportunity to support long-term investment in food systems change
  • Only $1,000 minimum initial deposit (and minimum daily balance)
  • Use the same digital tools to monitor your CDs on the go
  • Free withdrawal at CD maturity during grace period, or automatically roll over your investment.
Term Interest Rate
1 Year 2.25%
3 Year 3%
5 Year 3.5%
10 Year 4.5%
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1. Annual percentage yield, as of November 4th, 2022. Daily compounding, posted monthly. Applies to Grow Local accounts only for all balances. Subject to change without notice.
2. Terms & conditions apply. See full detail here.
3. Account charges are listed here.
4. Walden Mutual Partner Card is a Visa® Debit Card, and will be issued by Walden Mutual Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association. Estimated initial delivery is November 2022.
5. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Insurance coverage limited to $250,000.