Switch for Good

Thank you for choosing First Midwest Bank. We're ready to meet all your financial needs and make your transition to First Midwest an easy one. Follow the simple steps below and you'll have your new First Midwest account set up just the way you want it.

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Step 1 - Open Your New First Midwest Account

Whether you prefer to open your new account online, by phone, or in one of our convenient locations, First Midwest has you covered. Click below to view all of First Midwest's banking solutions, or to use CheXpert, and take the guesswork out of choosing your new checking account.
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Step 2 - Stop Using Your Old Accounts

Allow enough time and sufficient balances in your old accounts to cover any outstanding checks, debit card transactions and automatic payments. You'll also want to keep your old accounts open until your Direct Deposits are successfully redirected to your new First Midwest account.


Step 3 - Switch Your Direct Deposits

Use our convenient Direct Deposit Authorization Form to set up payroll deposits from your employer, or other organizations, into your new First Midwest account.

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Step 4 - Switch Your Automatic Payments

If you have recurring payments (such as loan or utility payments) automatically deducted from your account, use our Automatic Payment Change Form to inform these companies that those payments should be automatically debited from your new First Midwest account. You may also want to see if those companies offer their own online payment solution so you can update your payment information there instead of by letter.

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Step 5 - Close Your Old Accounts

Once your outstanding checks and debit card transactions have cleared, and your automatic payments and direct deposits have been changed to your new First Midwest account, use our Account Closing Notice to tell your former bank that you'll be closing your account/s and requesting that the remaining balance/s be sent to your attention.

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For your convenience, the notices and letters provided for download on this page are designed to be filled out on screen prior to printing them, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here for a free download of Acrobat Reader

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