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Preferred Business Checking

A feature-rich account ideal for established and growing businesses with moderate transaction activity and balances or banking relationships that can offset the service charge.

Account includes:

  • No monthly service charge for the first 30 days1
  • First order of 50 checks free or 25% off of your choice of business check packages
  • A Personal Freestyle Checking account for one owner with no monthly service charge
  • Elevated call priority — priority access to our call center with little or no wait times
  • Ability to add overdraft protection through a Business Line of Credit or savings account2
  • Visa® Debit Card with chip technology and higher limits
  • Up to 750 monthly transactions3
  • Up to $30,000 in monthly cash deposits4
  • Online statements with email notifications, or you can request mailed statements

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Preferred Business Checking lets you take more control of your cash flow with convenient banking channels, enhanced security, elevated call priority and a personal account with no monthly service charge.

Pair with Merchant Services7 for next-day cash funding to help keep your business running smoothly, no matter what the day throws your way.

When your Preferred Business Checking is linked to a Preferred Money Market,8, 9 the accounts work together and you earn premium and competitive rates and avoid monthly fees.


  • After the first month, save the $18 monthly service charge when you:
  • Keep a $5,000 minimum daily balance, or
  • Maintain a combined balance of $25,000 or more in loans and deposits, excluding your personal accounts5, or
  • $2,000 in monthly business credit card purchases, or
  • Have an active Merchant Services account with us.

Risk Protected

  • Grant varying levels of access to key users – even your CPA – and closely monitor account activity
  • For additional security, ATM access can be removed from employee cards
  • 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 750 monthly items, a fee of $.50 for each item over 750 applies.

4  If account exceeds $30,000 in cash deposits in a month, a charge of $0.25 per $100 in cash deposits will apply.

5 Combined balance includes combination of business account deposits, loans and lines of credit balances, and excludes consumer accounts. Excludes Certificates of Deposit.

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

7Additional fees apply for this service.

8 To be eligible to open a Preferred Money Market account, you must have a Hancock Whitney Preferred Business Checking, Essential Business Checking or Business Interest Checking. A minimum deposit of $100 is required to open the account. A minimum daily balance of $25,000 is required to earn interest on the account. The monthly service charge of $25 will be waived with a $25,000 minimum daily balance. Fees may reduce earnings on the account. Refer to the Business Services Information Disclosure Schedule of Fees provided at account opening for full details and rates.

9 Deposit up to 100 items to your account each month. After 100 items, there is a fee of $0.50 per item deposited. Items include deposited checks and deposit tickets.

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