The facts about banking

This site is all about the facts. We want to make it completely clear what our fees are, and show you exactly how to avoid them.

Monthly maintenance fees

These are standard fees for maintaining your account and providing you with features and services. Here are the fees for the checking solutions we offer, and how to qualify for a monthly fee waiver. Any other account-related fees can be found on our Personal Accounts Fee Schedule or our SunTrust at Work Fee Schedule.


Account name
Monthly fee How to get the fee waived
EZ Checking $7 10 or more client-initiated transactions1 during the statement cycle
AND
sign up to receive a paperless online statement2
Everyday CheckingTM $7 $500 minimum daily collected balance OR Direct Deposit3
Balanced BankingTM $12 $3,000 in minimum combined daily collected balances in Balanced BankingTM and linked checking, savings, money markets, CDs and IRAs4
Solid Choice BankingTM $17 $5,000 minimum daily collected balance
OR $10,000 in minimum daily collected balances in Solid Choice BankingTM and linked checking, savings, money markets, CDs and IRAs5 OR SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. first mortgage with SurePayTM
Signature Advantage BankingTM $25 $25,000 minimum daily collected balance
OR $50,000 total deposits (linked deposits and investment balances)5 OR $500,000 in total relationship balances (linked deposits, trust, investments and loans)6
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Overdraft/Returned Item Fees

Overdraft and returned item fees are assessed when you try to withdraw more money than is available in your account.

These fees are assessed based on your available balance.

An overdraft fee is a $36 fee that is incurred when you make a purchase that costs more than the available balance in your account and the transaction is paid with negative funds. This means the purchase is allowed because of funds that will soon be made available (e.g., a check that you have deposited but has not yet cleared). Until then your account will appear to be in the negative. SunTrust will waive overdraft/returned item fees on transactions that are less than $5 (e.g., you're buying a coffee).

Note: Overdraft fees may be assessed on checks, recurring debit card transactions and ACH items. Also, if you have accepted Overdraft Coverage, ATM and one-time debit card transactions may be assessed an overdraft fee.

A returned item fee is a $36 fee that is incurred when you try to make a purchase that costs more than the available balance in your account and the transaction is returned unpaid. Say you want to write a check to purchase a new doggie bed for $35 but only have $25 in your checking account. The transaction would not go through and you would have to pay the fee. SunTrust will waive overdraft/returned item fees on transactions that are less than $5.

An overdraft protection transfer fee is incurred on the day Overdraft Protection is used. As long as the linked account balance can cover the transaction amount, you will pay just one transfer fee on the day the overdrafts occur — regardless of how many transactions.

Help minimize fees with Overdraft Protection and Overdraft Coverage.

ATM fees

This is a $2 processing fee charged when you use an ATM outside of SunTrust´s network of nearly 2,900 ATMs. Be cautious because the owners of those ATMs not in our network may charge their own fees, which could raise the total cost of using that machine. The easiest way to never pay an ATM fee is to use SunTrust ATMs. But if you find yourself using different ATMs frequently, you should look into our Signature Advantage BankingSM, which offers unlimited use of all ATMs.