Apply Now Fifth Third Essential Account


Simple and straightforward, this option is for those who want just the basics in a checking account. It comes with all the essential features you need and all the access you want to make banking easy.





No monthly service charge if:

  • You maintain a combined monthly average of $1,500 across your checking and savings accounts7
  • You are a current or former U.S. Military member with monthly direct deposits totaling $500 or more4
  • You participate in your employer's Fifth Third banking benefits program with monthly direct deposits totaling $500 or more4
  • You are a student with a valid student ID8

Otherwise, it's $11 per month. (Reduced to $8 per month with monthly direct deposits totaling $500 or more)4



Please take a quick look at the application checklist before you get started&nmdash;to make sure you have everything you need.


Three easy ways to get started:

  • CLICK. Simply fill out our easy and secure online application. It will only take about 5-10 minutes to complete.
  • CALL. Give us a call toll free at 1-877-579-5353.
  • COME IN. Stop by your nearest Fifth Third Banking Center today.

Switching banks? No problem. View instructions on how to switch your checking account.

Want to change your existing Fifth Third checking account to one of our new accounts? That's easy. Just give us a call or stop by any Fifth Third Banking Center.




Deposit and credit products provided by Fifth Third Bank, Member FDIC.

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