Preview of the Ellis iOS App

Ellis. Banking Designed for International Students.

The first bank account and debit card designed for international students – with zero fees, mobile banking, and tons of benefits.
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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
Trusted by international students attending schools like
zero fees

Never pay hidden bank fees.

  • No monthly maintenance fees or minimum balance
  • No international wire transfer fees
  • Save over $300/year in hidden bank fees
  • Unlimited free cash withdrawals at 60,000+ ATMs!
easy sign up

Get started in minutes.

    • Sign up online with a passport and I-20 form – even before arriving in the US.
    • Start spending immediately with a virtual debit card.
    • Get a physical card shipped to you when you need it.
Tip Guide

Always know how much to tip.

  • We understand first-hand how confusing US tipping culture is. Ellis will guide you on when and how much to tip so you can focus on other things.
And more...

Open an account before arriving in the US.

Start spending immediately with a virtual debit card.

Bank level security.

FDIC insured up to $250,000.

Unlimited quick bank transfers.

No foreign transaction fees.

No international wire transfer fees.

No SSN required.

Unlimited free in-network ATM withdraws.

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Get early access

Built for international students, by international students. Join our waitlist to get early access.
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