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Getting started with a bank account can vary from bank to bank and even account to account.

We can help you understand more about how to prepare and what to expect when you open an account at SunTrust. Plus, we’ll show you how to use your accounts for more convenience and control over your finances.

Opening An Account

Learn what it takes to open different SunTrust personal banking accounts, including checking, savings, money market and CDs. Plus, find out what you’ll need to do to take full advantage of your accounts, like how to make your first deposit, set up Online Banking and more. Get Started

Using Your Account

Once your account is all set up, you get to decide how you want it to work for you. Features like Direct Deposit, Bill Pay, transfers and more are available to help you manage your money on your terms. By taking advantage of them, you'll be one step closer to financial confidence. See Your Options

Questions People Are Asking Around Getting Started

  • What is the SunTrust Mobile App?
  • What will I need to provide when I open an account?
  • How do I switch my Direct Deposit?
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