Connected Checking

Accessing your money shouldn't cost you money. If you're tired of paying monthly service charges and ATM fees when you need cash on the go, you need Banner's Connected Checking account. You'll get automatic fee rebates on all surcharges from non-Banner Bank-owned ATMs in the U.S. Better yet there's no monthly service fees and no minimum balance requirement. This and more makes Connected Checking one of the most compelling checking accounts around.

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Service Charge

$0

Minimum Opening Balance

$50

Personal Debit Card
Monthly eStatement Charge

$0

Bank Anywhere
ATM Use

Free use of Banner Bank ATMs, plus unlimited rebates of surcharges assessed by non-Banner owned ATMs in the U.S. Surcharges assessed by non-Banner ATMs will be rebated by Banner Bank to client account.

Overdraft
  • Link to a Banner savings account or Banner Line of Credit† for overdraft protection
  • Learn more about Overdraft Protection
Additional Benefits
    • For clients aged 65 and up: 50% off any personal check style or pay just shipping and handling cost for Banner logo wallet checks
    • Unlimited checking writing
    • Banner savings account. $25 opening deposit and at least $25/month transfer from your Connected Checking account required for monthly service charge waiver
    • Direct deposit available
    • Free Notary Public services
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† Subject to credit approval.

Watkins

Banking changed, but Banner didn’t. They stayed true to their values.

Mark Watkins, Seattle, Wa

Mark Watkins

Business and Personal Banking

Banner Bank helped Mark go local.

Seattle resident Mark Watkins had always banked with the big guys because he thought they had the services he needed. When business was good, everything was fine. But when the market turned in 2009, the big banks didn’t seem to want his business.

As the owner of a cabinet manufacturer, Mark felt the joy and pain of the housing bubble. “When things were going well, it seemed the banks couldn’t give you enough money,” he recalls. “When things changed, the doors slammed shut.”

Finally, when delays at Mark’s bank nearly caused him to lose an investment property, he decided to make a change and go local. And Banner Bank was there.

Banking changed, but Banner didn’t,” says Mark. “They stayed true to their values.

“I went in, told them my situation, and they said, ‘No problem,’” he says. “They don’t send loans to somebody in New York, they look at them right here. So we got the loan and saved the property. After that, I moved all my accounts to Banner.”

In Mark’s business, relationships are important. That’s why he values his relationships at Banner where they’re on a first-name basis. “I love being able to call my branch and just say, ‘Hi, it’s Mark,’ and they know me. It’s a great feeling.”

Mark knows he can count on Banner when he needs them, no matter what the other banks are doing.

“I don’t see myself banking anywhere else but Banner,” he says. “We’ve got projects down the line, and I plan to work with Banner on all of them.”

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