Apply Now Fifth Third Preferred Account


This high-yield checking account1 is part of our Preferred Program, which offers comprehensive financial solutions with dedicated, personalized service along with exclusive products, pricing, and rates.

The Preferred Checking account is a premier checking account designed to improve the return on your money compared to a traditional checking account. You will earn higher yield checking interest rates without having to move money from your checking to a savings account.



  • High-yield interest on checking balances. View Rates1
  • Complimentary Fifth Third Identity Alert2: an advanced defense system that helps keep your personal information safe from the major types of identity theft and includes automatic daily credit monitoring3 tools to manage your credit scores (includes Fifth Third Identity Recovery Assistance upon enrollment).
  • No ATM fees anywhere in the U.S. There is no charge from Fifth Third Bank for using other banks' ATMs, and any fees from other ATM network owners will be rebated back to you on the same day – up to 10 times per month.
  • Secondary checking accounts with monthly service charges waived4
  • Complimentary Fifth Third World Debit™ MasterCard®5: With select rewards, upgrades and preferred offers, including guaranteed price protection and privileged access to the MasterCard® Savings Plus program.
  • Fifth Third Preferred Card℠5,6 with double rewards on dining, travel, gas and groceries8,9, waived annual fee for Preferred Program members9, and waived international transaction fees10 when traveling abroad.
  • Complimentary Fifth Third custom checks (standard-size). 25% discount on other styles.
  • Complimentary checks, notary services, cashiers checks, and Travelers Checks (Excludes Checks for Two and Gift Checks).

Plus, All the Essentials

Additional Premium Benefits of the Preferred Program:


No monthly service charge if:

You achieve a combined monthly total balance of at least $100,000 across your deposit and investment accounts one time per month.15

Otherwise, it's $25 per month.



Please take a quick look at the application checklist before you get started–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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