Getting Started

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. 

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. 

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?

Resource Center

  • An Introduction to Endowment Management for Trustees

    Integral to the understanding of endowment management is a clear delineation between the different types of funds an organization has and how additions to each pool are classified.

  • Creating a Dynamic Investment and Spending Policy

    Tax-exempt organizations have a fiduciary duty to thoughtfully and effectively manage investment assets. How well they accomplish that duty plays a crucial role in determining long-term outcomes.

  • Hiring and Evaluating an Investment Advisor

    With some advance planning and a roadmap for success, your board members can approach your search for the right investment advisor with confidence.

  • Understanding Your Fiduciary Duty

    A board member well versed in fiduciary responsibilities is positioned to make a positive impact on a not-for-profit’s mission while avoiding pitfalls that often result in fiduciary negligence.

  • Market Perspective

    SunTrust Private Wealth Management’s Market Perspective provides a view of the latest market events. Read the most recent report here.