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Priority Checking

Priority services for sophisticated banking needs

Priority Checking is an interest-bearing personal checking account that maximizes your earnings while providing a higher level of security and support. Check My Rate

Maximize Interest

Maximize interest with an automated sweep to a Priority Money Market account

Early Pay

Receive your paycheck up to two days sooner with Early Pay.1

Free cash withdrawals

Free cash withdrawals at all U.S. ATMs

Online and Mobile Banking

Mobile and Online Banking with Bill Pay, Mobile Check Deposit2 and Mobile Wallet3

Financial management tools that help your money do more.

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Priority Checking Features and Benefits

Minimum Deposit to Open $25.00
Monthly Service Charge $20.00
Minimum Daily Balance To Waive Service Charge $5,000.00
Service Charge Is Waived
$7,500 in combined deposits or consumer loans or credit card balances; or $250,000.00 or more in a Trust Account or in an account with Hancock Whitney Financial Consultants.
IDProtect Score Tracker Identity Theft Protection Including Credit File Monitoring4
Free Wire Transfers Yes
ATM Access Free ATM access
Complimentary Annual Investment Analysis with Hancock Whitney Financial Consultants** Yes

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Priority Checking clients have the option of opening Freestyle Checking accounts with no monthly fees for easy budgeting or for use by teenagers or other family members. Ask your banker for more information.

IDProtect® and Credit Monitoring

With IDProtect® and the IDProtect App, your identity and credit reports are continually monitored and you are notified immediately of any suspicious activity. Request a free credit report and your credit score quarterly to check for any inaccuracies. Service activation is required. 

Cell Phone Protection

Auto-pay your monthly cell phone bill with your Visa Debit Card, and you’ll qualify for up to $250 in coverage if your phone is ever stolen or damaged.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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1Early Pay grants access to eligible direct deposit payments (PPD ACH transactions $25,000 and under) made into a Hancock Whitney Checking or Savings account up to two days prior to the scheduled payment date. Certain payroll payments may not be eligible for Early Pay. Early Pay availability is based on the timing of the payor’s payment instructions and therefore, you may not always see your direct deposits arrive early. Hancock Whitney does not guarantee early availability of these direct deposits. Early Pay eligibility may vary between pay periods, and daily/transaction limits apply. Any direct deposit not posted early will be made available to you in accordance with the payment instructions. After we have made the deposit available to you and you have withdrawn funds, you remain responsible if any deposit to your account is returned, rejected or uncollected by Hancock Whitney. No action is needed to take advantage of Early Pay. Early Pay will be activated for all Hancock Whitney Checking and Savings accounts only.

2Message and data rates may apply. Please check with your mobile service provider.

3Mobile Wallet is free, but data charges from your mobile carrier may apply.

4Benefits are available to personal checking account owner(s), their joint account owners and their eligible family members subject to the terms and conditions for the applicable Benefits. Some Benefits require authentication, registration and/or activation. Benefits are not available to a “signer” on the account who is not an account owner or to businesses, clubs, trusts, organizations and/or churches and their members, or schools and their employees/students. Family includes: Spouse, persons qualifying as domestic partner, and children under 25 years of age and parent(s) of the account owner who are residents of the same household. Credit file monitoring may take several days to begin following activation. Credit Score is a VantageScore 3.0 based on single credit bureau data. Third parties may use a different VantageScore or a different type of credit score to assess your creditworthiness. Special Program Notes: The descriptions herein are summaries only and do not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of the Benefits described. Please refer to the actual Guide to Benefits and/or insurance documents for complete details of coverage and exclusions. Coverage is provided through the company named in the Guide to Benefits or on the certificate of insurance. Registration and activation for these services is required.

**Financial Planning services may only be offered by Investor Adviser Representatives. Although the service is free, certain recommended products may have fees.

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Located at: Hancock Whitney Financial Consultants, 525 Florida Avenue SW, Denham Springs, LA 70726, 1-800-385-4188

Hancock Whitney Financial Consultants is a marketing name of Cetera Investment Services. Securities and insurance products are offered through Cetera Investment Services LLC (doing insurance business in CA as CFG STC Insurance Agency LLC), member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services are offered through Cetera Investment Advisers LLC. Neither firm is affiliated with Hancock Whitney Bank where investment services are offered or Hancock Whitney Corporation. Individuals affiliated with Cetera firms are either Registered Representatives who offer only brokerage services and receive transaction-based compensation (commissions), Investment Adviser Representatives who offer only investment advisory services and receive fees based on assets, or both Registered Representatives and Investment Adviser Representatives, who can offer both types of services.

Investments are: *Not FDIC insured *May lose value *Not financial institution guaranteed *Not a deposit *Not insured by any federal government agency.

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This site is published for residents of the United States only. Registered Representatives of Cetera Investment Services LLC may only conduct business with residents of the states and/or jurisdictions in which they are properly registered. Not all of the products and services referenced on this site may be available in every state and through every advisor listed. For additional information please contact the advisor(s) listed on the site, visit the Cetera Investment Services LLC site at www.ceterainvestmentservices.com