Frequently Asked Questions
ATM/Visa Debit Card – How do I reorder?
Check holds – What is your policy?
Check Reorders – Can I reorder checks online?
Contact Information – Who can I contact if I have a question on my account?
Debit Card – How do I activate?
Domestic Wire Transfers - How do I receive?
eStatements – How do I enroll?
International Wire Transfer - How do I receive?
Lost or Stolen Account Information – What should I do?
Mailing Address – How do I change?
New Accounts – Can I open an account online?
Online Banking – How do I enroll?
Online Banking – I have forgotten my Access ID or Password.
Online Bill Pay – How do I enroll?
Online Bill Pay – I would like to add an additional funding account.
Routing/Transit Number - What is my routing/transit number?
Statement or check copies – How do I order?
Stop Payment – How do I place?
Wire Transfer - How do I send?
Q. How do I order an ATM/Visa Debit Card?
A. To order an ATM/Visa Debit Card please visit one of our branch locations or contact our Customer Service Center at 1-800-235-4636 (Option 1, 1, 1, enter your account number, #, enter your PIN, #, 0).
Q. What is your check hold policy?
A. Our policy is to follow federal regulations. Availability of some types of check deposits is delayed; the amount of the delay depends on the type of check, as described below. During the delay, you may not withdraw the funds in cash and we may not use the funds to pay checks that you have written. Please remember that even after we have made funds available to you, and you have withdrawn the funds, you are still responsible for checks you deposit which are returned to us unpaid.
Funds from the following deposits are available on the day of the deposit:
Electronic Direct Deposits
Checking and money market account funds from the following deposits are available on the first business day after the day of the deposit:
U.S. Treasury checks that are payable to you
Checks drawn on BestBank
Any of the following items deposited in person to a BestBank branch employee at a teller window and payable to you. You are required to use a special deposit slip available from our tellers:
State and local government checks
Cashier's, certified, and teller's checks
Other check deposits and all check deposits to savings and certificate accounts have the first $200 available on the first business day after the day of the deposit, and the remaining funds are available on the second business day after the day of the deposit.
If we cash a check for you that is drawn on another bank, we may withhold the availability of a corresponding amount of funds that are already in your account. Those funds will be available at the time funds from the check we cashed would have been available if you had deposited it.
For determining the availability of your deposits, every day is a business day, except Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays. If you make a deposit before closing on a business day that we are open, we will consider that day to be the day of your deposit. However, if you make a deposit after closing or on a day we are not open or which is not a business day, we will consider that the deposit was made on the next business day we are open.
Q. Who can I contact if I have a question on my account and when are they available?
A. Our Customer Service Center is available Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 7 PM (CST) and Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM (CST) to assist you.
You may also access your account information 24 hours a day using our INFO Line system at 1-800-235-4636.
To access either Customer Service Center or our INFO Line system dial 1-800-235-4636.
Account information is also available 24 hours a day through our Online Banking system. Click here to log in. Not enrolled? Click here
Q. Can I reorder my checks online?
A. You may process your check re-order online by visiting http://www.deluxe.com/, if there are no changes to your checks. If you have not ordered checks with us yet or if you need to make changes to your current checks, please visit your nearest branch location and they will be able to process the order for you.
Q. How do I activate my Visa® Debit Card?
A. In order to activate your Visa® Debit Card please call 1-800-708-7119. You will be walked through the activation process, which takes only a few minutes.
Q. How do I receive a Domestic Wire Transfer?
A. To receive funds from another bank located within the United States, you will need the information provided below. Please note there will be an $18 incoming Wire Transfer fee charged to the account the funds are deposited into.
- Receiving Bank Name: Guaranty Bank d/b/a BestBank
- Address: 4000 W. Brown Deer Rd.
- City, State, Country: Milwaukee, WI 53209, USA
- ABA Routing Number: 275071288
- Account Name: Name on account that funds are being deposited to
- Account Number: Account funds are being deposited to
Q. How do I enroll in eStatements?
A. To enroll in our eStatement program please click on the link below.
Click on “Not yet enrolled for eStatements? Click here to sign up now” and you will be walked through the enrollment process. If you should encounter any issues enrolling, please contact our Customer Service Center at 1-800-235-4636 (Option 1, 1, 1, enter your account number, #, enter your PIN, #, 0) during regular business hours for assistance.
Q. How do I receive an International Wire Transfer?
A. To receive funds from another bank outside of the United States, you will need the information provided below. Please note there will be an $18 incoming Wire Transfer fee charged to the account the funds are deposited into.
- Receiving Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank
- City, State, Country: San Francisco, CA, USA
- Swift Code: WFBIUS6S
- Beneficiary Bank Name: Guaranty Bank d/b/a BestBank
- Beneficiary Bank Account Number: 4121096879
- Account Name: Name on account receiving funds
- Account Number: Account receiving the funds
Q. What should I do if my account information has been lost or stolen?
A. If your account information has been lost or stolen, please contact our Customer Service Center at 1-800-235-4636 (Option 1, 1, 1, enter your account number, #, enter your PIN, #, 0) to report the loss. We will lock your account to guard against any unauthorized use. Once you are able, please visit your nearest branch location to close your existing account and open a new account.
Q. How do I change my mailing address?
A. We offer numerous ways for you to change your mailing address. You may stop into one of our branch locations, contact Customer Service at 1-800-235-INFO (4636), use Online Banking or send a letter with your request to the address below. If you choose Online Banking, please log-in to your Online Banking account and look for the Change Address link in the navigation bar at the top of the screen and follow the proceeding directions.
Bank Processing Center
PO Box 240200
Milwaukee, WI 53224-9984
If you choose to write a letter, your request should include:
- Your printed name
- Old address
- New address
Once we have received your request, your address will be updated in our system within 3 to 5 business days.
Q. Can I open a new account online?
A. Currently we only open accounts at our branch locations. To open an account, you must reside or your business must be located within a state/area where we have branch locations. To find a branch near you, please click here.
Q. I have forgotten my Online Banking Access ID or Password.
A. If you have forgotten your Online Banking Access ID please contact our Customer Service Center at 1-800-235-4636 (Option 1, 1, 1, enter your account number, #, enter your PIN, #, 0) for assistance.
If you know your access ID but have forgotten your password, visit our home page at http://www.bestbank.com.
Click on the "Forgot Password?" link in the right corner.
Enter your access ID and click "Submit."
Your password will be emailed to the address you have provided for Online Banking. If you have not received your password via email within an hour of submitting or if you know your email address is not current in Online Banking, please contact our Customer Service Center at 1-800-235-4636 (Option 1, 1, 1, enter your account number, #, enter your PIN, #, 0) during regular business hours for assistance.
Q. How do I enroll into Online Banking?
A. For first time enrollment in Online Banking:
- Visit our website at www.bestbank.com.
- Click the "Enroll" button located in the right corner of the page:
- A new window displaying our Online Banking Disclosure opens.
- Please read through the disclosure carefully and if you agree to the terms, click the "Accept" button at the bottom of the screen.
- Once the "Accept" button has been clicked, a new window is displayed.
- Maximize this screen so it is the size of your computer monitor.
- Complete the six (6) required fields and click the "Submit" button.
- You are directed to a new screen that will ask you to set up your access ID and password.
- Once you have established your access ID and password you will be able to view your accounts online 24 hours a day.
- Log into your Online Banking account at www.bestbank.com.
- Click on the checking account you would like to use to pay your bills.
- Click on the "Pay Bills" button that appears in the middle of your screen.
- You will be asked to verify your email address.
- Our BillPay Disclosure appears next. Read through the terms and if you agree, click the "Accept" button.
- Your account is now enrolled in Online BillPay.
Q. How do I add an additional funding account to my Online BillPay?
A. To add an additional funding account to your Online BillPay please contact our Customer Service Center at 1-800-235-4636 (Option 1, 1, 1, enter your account number, #, enter your PIN, #, 0).
Q. What is my routing/transit number?
A. Below you will see the routing number for your state. Please note, if you are attempting to set up Direct Deposit or Wire Transfer, please make sure you are using the Wisconsin/Corporate routing number, regardless of which state you reside.
- Wisconsin/Corporate: 275071288
- Georgia: 061192669
- Michigan: 072471939
Q. How do I order past statements or check copies?
A. The fee for copies is $6 per statement/check requested, as well as $30 per hour of research. If you agree to these charges and would like to proceed with your request, please click here.
In your request, please indicate that you agree to the charges. For statement copies, please indicate the month(s) and year(s) of the statement(s) you are requesting. For check copies, please indicate the check number(s), amount(s) and date(s) the check cleared your account.
Our research department will mail your copy(ies) within 3 to 5 business days from the date your request is received.
Q. How do I place a Stop Payment?
A. There are three ways that a Stop Payment can be placed:
- Visit one of our local branch locations to complete the paper work to place the Stop Payment.
- Our INFO Line system is available 24 hours a day to place a Stop Payment. Call 1-800-235-4636, select option 1, 1, 1, enter your account number, #, enter your PIN, #, 8.
- If you are enrolled in Online Banking, you may place a Stop Payment 24 hours a day by logging in and clicking on the "Stop Payment" button.
Stop payment orders on checks will remain in effect for 6 months after the date accepted and will automatically expire after that period unless renewed. Stop Payment orders on ACH entries will remain in effect until the return of the one-time ACH payment, or if specified in the Stop Payment order, all future ACH payments. The all-future payment option is available in-branch only.
Q. How do I send a Wire Transfer?
A. If you would like to transfer funds to an outside financial institution though a Wire Transfer, please stop into your local branch. Please note, there will be a fee to send a Domestic or International Wire Transfer. For our current rates, please refer to your Account Disclosure.