Banking for international students.

Ellis is a bank account designed for international students studying in the United States. Sign up in 5 minutes. No SSN required.
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Ellis is a financial technology company and is not a bank. Banking services provided by Blue Ridge Bank N.A.; Member FDIC.
Preview of the Ellis iOS App
No Social Security Number Required
No Social Security Number Required.
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Zero fees or minimums
Ellis is completely free to use. No monthly service fee. No minimum balance required. No foreign transaction fees.
Receive money overseas
Deposit money into your bank account using international transfers in 38 currencies available in over 180 countries.
Easy sign up process
Download our app & sign up using your passport and I-20 form in 5 minutes. No SNN Required.
Mobile app
Manage your money all from your phone. You never need to go into a physical bank branch.
Free cash withdrawals
Get unlimited free ATM withdrawals at over 55,000 locations around the world. Out of network ATMs will also work with a fee.
Use with popular apps
Easily send and receive money from your friends using Venmo, Cash App, and Apple Pay.
Preview of Ellis Debit Card
DEBIT CARD

Ellis Card

Delivered to your door
Your Ellis Card is delivered straight to your dorm or apartment. No need to go into a physical branch.
Tap to pay
Built for speed and security. Just look for the contactless symbol wherever you pay, tap and go.
Waitlist

Enroll in our early access program

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Preview of Ellis iOS App