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Open Now

Interested in opening a Personal Checking, Savings, Certificate, or IRA account? Get started now with one of our three convenient options. 

Be prepared with the documentation you need to apply.

Call Now

Let us answer your questions over the phone and we can handle the required paperwork by mail or fax. 

Call Us


Click Chat Now and get real-time responses and guidance. Then we can handle the required paperwork by mail or fax. 

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Visit a Branch

Bring us the required paperwork or let us help you fill it in and we can open your account on the spot! 

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Request Online

If you are already a member and use online banking, you can submit a request in online banking.
Online Banking Steps:

  • Sign in to online banking (from the home page).
  • Click I’d Like To…
  • Select Request a New Share Account.
  • Fill out the request online securely and click Submit.

Sign in to Online Banking


Information and Documentation​

Fill out the documentation yourself or let us help you.

  • If not currently an ESL member, please complete the Membership Application Form.
  • Current members: Just let an ESL representative know what additional accounts you are interested in opening.
  • To open a new account, you need the minimum opening amount in cash, transferred from another ESL account, or by check if opening by mail.
  • New members need to have two valid forms of identification and one must be a primary form.
Primary Form of ID
Secondary Form of ID
Driver's License
NYS Non-Driver ID
Current Work Picture Pass
Non-Picture Work ID
Valid Passport
Health Insurance Carrier's ID
Pistol Permit
Credit Card
Student Picture ID
Utility Bill
Social Services Picture ID
Social Security Card
Government Issued Picture ID