Fifth Third Essential Checking®
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No monthly service charge if you:
- Maintain a combined monthly average balance of $1,500 across your deposit and investment accounts1, or
- Spend at least $500 per month on a Fifth Third credit card2, or
- Have any existing Fifth Third personal mortgage, auto loan or line of credit with an outstanding balance3, or
- Are a current or former U.S. military member with monthly direct deposits totaling $500 or more4, or
- Participate in your employer's Fifth Third banking benefits program with monthly direct deposits totaling $500 or more4, or
- Are a student with a valid student ID5, or
- Have a Business Premium or Business Elite Checking account and have completed a relationship consent form.
Otherwise, there is an $11 monthly service charge. This charge is reduced to $8 per month with a monthly direct deposit totaling $500 or more.4
Tap to pay and get on with your day.
Now you can make fast, secure and easy payments in seconds for convenient checkout.
Contactless Debit Card Benefits:
- Hover or tap your contactless card at point of sale terminals where you see a contactless symbol for fast, easy, on-the-go payments
- Allow yourself to make payments conveniently and get on to what matters most
- Easily track purchases with our Mobile App or Online Banking
- Get cash at more than 50,000 fee-free ATMs11
- Eligible for cash back rewards with Prewards®12
- $0 Annual Fee11
Online Banking and Online Bill Pay
- Fast, free and secure
- View all your Fifth Third Bank accounts in one place, any time
- Online and mobile statements available
Access to more than 50,000 fee-free ATMs
- Withdraw or deposit whenever you want
- Faster and easier than going in the bank
- PIN required, to keep your money safe
A NEW way to help pay down your student loans!
Fifth Third Momentum® app automatically rounds up your debit card purchases and applies that amount to your student loan balance. Use the app to make small payments now which can help make a BIG impact. Connect the app to your free checking account and get a jumpstart on paying off your student loans.
- Easily sign up and make payments
- Help reduce stress related to student loan debt
- Save on interest
- Pay down student loans faster!