Checking Accounts

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  We Recommend Free Checking We Recommend Select Checking We Recommend Premier Checking We Recommend Prestige Checking We Recommend Premier Checking
Account type Free
Checking
Select
Checking
Premier
Checking
Prestige
Checking
Premier
Executive
Checking
Account type
Best if you want A full-service checking account with no minimum balance requirements More options to waive monthly fees Interest on your account and relationship benefits Preferred rates and our highest level of benefits A broad selection of exclusive benefits
Monthly service charge $0e.statements are required to avoid conversion to a fee-based checking account.1 $0 if requirements are met, otherwise $12 $0 if requirements are met, otherwise $18 $0 if requirements are met, otherwise $25 $0 if requirements are met, otherwise $50
Minimum opening deposit $50 $50 $100 $100 $100
Free Visa Debit Card Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Digital Banking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Bill Pay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Mobile & Tablet Banking2 and alerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Overdraft protection available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Account earns interest3 Not Available Not Available Yes Yes Yes account earns
Tiered interest
Complimentary Your Family First® package enrollment, optional Not Available Not Available Yes Yes Not Available
Option to open a First Citizens Together Card® account4 to help manage spending Yes for only a $3 monthly maintenance fee4 Yes for only a $3 monthly maintenance fee4 Yes provided Complimentary Yes providedComplimentary Yes providedComplimentary
No First Citizens fee for using out-of-network ATMs5 within the U.S. Unlimited
with surcharge refund
Preferred rates on EquityLines Not Available Not Available Yes Yes Yes
Preferred rates on select CDs3 Not Available Not Available Yes Yes Yes
Free checks Not Available Not Available Yes for your 1st order Yes with Unlimited exclusive design Yes with Unlimited exclusive design
Free traveler's checks, cashier's checks6 and money orders Not Available Not Available Yes Yes Yes
Higher purchase and ATM limits on Visa Debit Card Not Available Not Available Not Available Yes Yes
No fee for Overdraft Protection Transfers Not Available Not Available Not Available Yes Yes
Free 3" x 5" safe deposit box (subject to availability) Not Available Not Available Not Available Yes Yes
Free external transfer using First Citizens Digital Banking Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Yes
Free stop payments Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Yes
Free incoming wire transfers Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Yes
Account type

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Free Checking


Free checking that comes with many great features to help you bank on your terms. Get all the features you need to manage your money securely and efficiently — without the fees.

Benefits of Free Checking:

  • No monthly fees and no minimum balance requirement
  • Get a Together Card® account2 for only $3 per month
  • Optional Overdraft Protection
  • $50 initial deposit

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Select Checking


Get an account that offers everything you need with extra features for flexibility and convenience.

Benefits of Select Checking:

  • Free e.statements or choose paper statements
  • Get a Together Card® account1 for only $3 per month
  • Optional Overdraft Protection
  • No monthly service charges if you make a monthly direct deposit or maintain the average minimum balance

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Premier Checking


Get an account that lets you earn interest on your balance and provides you with features to help streamline your finances.

Benefits of Premier Checking:

  • Earn interest on your checking balance
  • Preferred rates on EquityLines and select CDs
  • Option to enroll in complimentary Your Family First® financial program
  • Open a complimentary Together Card® account
  • Five free non-First Citizens ATM uses per month1
  • Free cashier’s checks2, money orders and traveler’s checks

Account openings and credit are subject to Bank approval.

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Prestige Checking


You deserve an account with the best rates and benefits. Prestige Checking offers a range of premium features to help you make the most of your money.

Benefits of Free Checking:

  • Earn interest on your checking balance
  • Preferred rates on EquityLines and select CDs
  • Option to enroll in complimentary Your Family First® financial program
  • Open a complimentary Together Card® account
  • Unlimited use of non-First Citizens ATMs1
  • Free cashier's checks2, money orders and traveler’s checks
  • No overdraft protection transfer fee
  • Free 3" x 5" safe deposit box (subject to availability)
  • Unlimited, free specially designed checks

Account openings and credit are subject to Bank approval.