Free Checking Account
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A checking account can often be the foundation of your finances. Fifth Third offers a variety of account options including a free checking account. Many Banks with free checking accounts do not include the benefits Fifth Third Free Checking offers.
No monthly service charge. Period.
- No minimum deposit to open your account1
- No minimum balance required
- No monthly service charge, period
Key Benefits of Free Checking:
Apply for a Free Checking Account
Open up a free checking account in minutes. Here’s what you’ll need to apply:
- We will need your full name, address, phone, date of birth, a primary form of identification, and social security number
- To apply online: You must be 18 years or older, have a social security number, and have a valid form of identification
- To apply in-person: You must have a valid form of identification. A non-resident alien (NRA) can open an account at a Fifth Third branch.
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 ATMs3
- Eligible for cash back rewards with Prewards®5
- $0 Annual Fee6
- Fast, free and secure
- View all your Fifth Third Bank accounts in one place, any time
- Online and mobile statements available
A NEW way to help pay down your student loans!
NEW! 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!
Download the Fifth Third Bank App now:
Free Checking Account FAQs
Thinking about opening your free checking account? Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
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