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Great Start Checking

Great Start Checking is the perfect first checking account for students on the go. With a low opening deposit of $50, you have an account with no minimum balance, no monthly service fee and eServices to make managing money convenient and easy.

Online and Mobile Banking makes it quick and easy to check your accounts, transfer money and more, including the ability to use your smart phone to deposit checks. Enable or disable your debit card to reduce fraud and receive fee reimbursement of up to $10 a month if you have to use another bank’s ATM. MyLife Personal Financial Management Tool will help you budget to meet your financial goals, and high school seniors and graduates can apply for a chance to earn one of two $500 scholarships awarded each year.

Parents will enjoy benefits with Great Start Checking, too! They will receive joint access to help you manage your account, as well as the ability to set limits to help you learn how to manage your money responsibly. Parents can also set up account alerts to receive notifications of activity on the account.

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All accounts are subject to approval.

By federal law, as of 1/1/2013, funds in a noninterest-bearing transaction account (including an IOLTA/IOLA) will no longer receive unlimited deposit insurance coverage, but will be FDIC-insured to the legal maximum of $250,000 for each ownership category. For more information visit

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