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Choosing the UBT Checking Account That Fits You

July 16, 2019

Managing Your Money


UBT Checking Account Offer

Most people don’t re-evaluate their checking account for nearly 20 years after opening it. Why not?

If a pair of shoes didn’t fit you well, would you wear them every day? We sure hope not. Though a checking account won’t make a fashion statement like an amazing pair of heels or chukkas, it is something you’ll use every day, and it too should fit you well.

So pretty much all checking accounts are the same, right? Well, yes and no. They do help you facilitate your daily banking, deposit your paycheck or direct deposit, pay bills, and access your cash. But many accounts also offer other features and perks, and those may be the difference-maker for you. Here’s a look at UBT’s Checking Accounts:

Simply Free Checking: Our Simplest Account

  • No minimum balance
  • No monthly maintenance or activity fees
  • Unlimited transactions
  • Free debit card

Some banks charge as much as $10 per month just for holding your account. That’s $120 a year…for what? We’re guessing you could do something a lot more fun or meaningful with that money. If avoiding monthly maintenance or activity fees is important to you, Simply Free may be for you.

Bonus Checking: Earn Premium Interest

Earn premium interest when you meet the requirements below.

  • No monthly maintenance or activity fees
  • Unlimited transactions
  • Free debit card
  • $1,000 minimum opening deposit

Premium interest requirements: Meet all 4 requirements during the monthly statement cycle to obtain the Qualifying Rate.

  • At least 12 Visa debit card purchases posted (excludes ATM transactions)
  • Receive e-Statements (requires enrollment via Online or Mobile Banking and ongoing valid email address)
  • Access Online or Mobile Banking at least once
  • One Direct Deposit posted to this account

If earning premium interest on a checking account appeals to you, and you can meet the account’s requirements, Bonus Checking is a great option.

MyStyle Checking: for Those Age 14 to 25

MyStyle Checking celebrates the power of choice. When you open your MyStyle account, you can choose three of five features that fit you best:

  • $50 (requires e-Statements and 10 point-of-sale transactions)1
  • ATM Fee Freedom2
  • Free Designer Debit Card
  • Free replacement of your Designer Debit Card
  • $10 Mobile Banking Bonus3

MyStyle account holders also enjoy these benefits:

  • No monthly maintenance or activity fees
  • Unlimited transactions
  • Free debit card

Journey Checking: for Those Age 50+

If you find a customizable account attractive, Journey Checking may be for you. When you open your Journey account, you can choose three of five features that fit you best:

  • Fee Freedom – waives the $10 monthly maintenance fee, if it applies.
  • Free Checks – free specialty gray wallet checks when selected as a feature. (Discount may be available on alternate styles.)
  • Free Check Images – free if enrolled in e-Statements (monthly $2 Check Image Fee is waived); copies of checks provided in your printed statement.
  • Free Designer Debit Card – choose from over 50 designs.
  • $10 Bonus for enrolling your account in e-Statements via Online or Mobile Banking within 60 days of account opening.

Journey account holders also enjoy these benefits:

  • Monthly fees may be waived as an account option
  • Unlimited transactions
  • Free debit card

If you’ve found the right account for you, it’s easy to apply online, or stop by any UBT location and a friendly banker will help you. Right now is a great time to become a UBT checking customer – we’ll throw in up to $150 when you open your new account and meet the direct deposit requirements — get the details here!

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What if I don’t have direct deposits can I still open an account? How much to open?

How much to open checking account ? What if no direct deposits
What is the maintenance fee?

Hi Sharon, thank you for reading and asking these questions. Someone from our Customer Support Team will be contacting you to answer these questions and any others you may have. If you need any other help, you can always reach us at 402-323-1777.

MyStyle Checking for ages 14-25. $50 opening deposit. (1)Within 60 days of account opening you must enroll in e-Statements via Online or Mobile Banking and have 10 debit card purchases posted (excludes ATM transactions). $50 credited to active account within 10 days of month-end if both requirements met. New checking account customers only. Cannot be combined with other offers. (2)ATM Usage Fee at non-UBT ATMs waived on first 20 transactions posted per statement cycle (excludes surcharges ATM owners may assess). (3)$10 deposited to active account within 30 days of account-opening month-end.

Important Information About Procedures For Opening A New Account—
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you; we may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.