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Avoid fees and bank easy.

Take advantage of all the benefits that come with banking at SunTrust and easily avoid fees1 with Essential Checking. With a selection of helpful account features and multiple ways to waive monthly fees, it's never been easier to take control of your finances with a SunTrust checking account.

Avoiding the $7 monthly maintenance fee is simple.

Minimum of10
Banking Transactions per statement cycle2OR
$500
or more in total qualifying monthly Direct Deposits3 per statement cycleOR
$500
minimum daily balanceOR

Open as a student and receive a5
year Student waiver4

You can also avoid the $3 Paper Statement fee by simply changing your preferences to "paperless" via Online Banking.

Plus, enjoy great account features that help give you more control:

For more information, please see the Account Fact Sheet and Fee Schedule.

DISCLAIMERS

1 Minimum Opening Deposit is $100. See fee information in the Fee Schedule.

2 Banking Transactions include: Deposit and withdrawal transactions made (includes transactions such as those made with the assistance of a teller, at an ATM, or by Direct Deposit, mobile device, wire transfer, Online Banking transfer, automatic transfer, telephone transfer, Popmoney transfer, ACH debit or credit, online bill pay, mobile bill pay, check, or Debit Card purchases including PIN Point of Sale (POS) and signature-based purchases). These transactions must be posted to your account during the statement cycle. Bank fees and overdraft protection transfers are not included.

3 Direct Deposits: A qualifying Direct Deposit is a Direct Deposit of your salary, pension, Social Security or other regular monthly income of $500 or more per deposit electronically deposited to your account during the statement cycle by your employer or an outside agency. Transfers from one account to another or deposits made at a banking location or ATM do not qualify as a Direct Deposit.

4 Student Waiver: The Essential Checking Student Waiver provides a checking account with no monthly maintenance fee for up to 5 years. Any individual is qualified as a student if they are currently attending High School, College/University, or Technical/Trade Schools. Proof of active enrollment in a qualifying educational institution is required. The Student Waiver is applied automatically at account opening and based on Account Opening Date. The Student Waiver cannot be applied/added-on to a checking account once it is opened.

5 ATMs: No fees for SunTrust ATM use. Fees apply for ATM-printed statements or mini-statements.

6 Online Banking: SunTrust does not charge a fee for the use of SunTrust Online Banking with Bill Pay. However, fees may apply for certain transactions like expedited payments and transfers to non-SunTrust accounts.

7 No fee Mobile Banking and Deposit: SunTrust does not charge a fee for the use of SunTrust Mobile Banking or Tablet Banking. If you do not already have a data plan with your wireless service provider, normal data rates will apply. A SunTrust Online Banking account is required to enroll in any of the Mobile and Tablet Banking services.

8 No fee Mobile Banking and Deposit: SunTrust Mobile Deposit is available for iPhone and Android Mobile Apps and iPad and Android Tablet Apps – only for use in the United States and its territories.

9 Zero Liability protection does not apply to ATM transactions or to PIN transactions not processed by MasterCard, or certain commercial card transactions. You must notify us promptly of any unauthorized use.

10 All credit cards are subject to credit approval based upon your credit history and other factors. Additional terms and conditions apply, which SunTrust will provide to you when you become an enrolled program member. See the MasterCard Benefits Guide you will receive with your new card when you become a cardholder.

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