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Essential Business Checking

Well-suited for new businesses and sole proprietors or other business types with few monthly transactions and that maintain lower balances.

Account includes:

  • No monthly service charge1
  • 10% discount on first order of your check package
  • Ability to add overdraft protection through a Business Line of Credit or savings account2
  • Up to 100 monthly transactions3
  • Up to $5,000 in monthly cash deposits4
  • Online statements with email notifications5

Ready to get started with your Essential Business Checking account?

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Essential Business Checking gives you convenient banking channels and enhanced security.

Pair with Merchant Services for next-day cash funding to help keep your business running smoothly, no matter what the day throws your way.

Risk Protected

  • For additional security, ATM access can be removed from employee cards
  • Our secure Mobile App does not store data on your phone so your financial information is protected
  • Send direct deposit to employees securely, on time and directly into their accounts6


  • Register your Visa® Debit Card for Apple
    PayTM, Google PayTM or Samsung PayTM . Mobile wallets are the secure and easy way to make purchases
  • Interface with software like Quicken® and QuickBooks®

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1 There is a $50 minimum deposit to open account. A $20 fee applies if account is closed within 360 days of opening account.

2 There is a $10 transfer fee for this service.

3 After 100 transactions, a fee of $.50 for each transaction over 100 applies.

4 If account exceeds $5,000 in cash deposits in a month, a charge of $0.25 per $100 in cash deposits will apply.

5 There is a $3.00 monthly fee for mailed statements.

6 Direct Deposit Services can be accessed through Business Online Banking. Direct Deposit Service fee is $9.95/month.

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