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Santander Basic Checking Account

Want a basic checking account where you don’t have to keep up with requirements? Then check out Basic Checking from Santander Bank. No gimmicks, and no minimum balance requirements. Just an easy-to-use basic checking account with a low, fixed Monthly Fee of $3. So, go ahead: pay your bills, deposit money however and whenever you like. Take advantage of easy online checking account access. Relax and enjoy a dependable, uncomplicated solution for managing your money.

Santander Basic Checking Account Features

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No Minimum Balance

Enjoy no minimum balance requirements.

predictable monthly fee

Predictable Monthly Fee

Monthly Fee remains the same, regardless of activity in account.

no annual or transaction fees

No Fee Paperless eStatements

Enroll in Online Banking to receive Paperless Statements for no fee or receive paper statements for $3 per statement.

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Savings Account Benefit

This account waives the Monthly Fee for Santander® Savings1 or Santander® Money Market Savings2.

Benefits of Banking with Us
Convenience
Convenience
  • Over 600 branches and more than 2,000 Santander ATMs across the Northeast, including many CVS/pharmacy® locations.
  • Use your Debit Mastercard® for everyday on–the–go purchases.§
  • Bank day or night with our highly rated Mobile Banking App.
  • Enjoy convenient features like Mobile Check Deposit, Quick Balance, and Apple Pay®.
Security
Security
  • Bank online with the confidence of Santander PROTECHTION, using digital controls for cards, alerts, and more.
  • Put misplaced cards on hold, until you find them, with Santander® Instant Card Hold.
  • Rest easier with our Digital Banking Guarantee.§
  • Rely on FDIC Insurance coverage up to applicable limits.
Service
Service
  • Call a toll-free number to speak to a Personal Banking Representative.
  • Use telephone banking at your convenience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Expect to be treated with respect during every customer service interaction.
  • Enjoy products and services that are simple, easy-to-understand, and easy to use.

Compare Basic Checking to our other Checking Accounts

Banking should be easy, convenient, and tailored to your personal and financial needs. That's why we offer several different checking options from which to choose. Use the table below to find the one that works best for you. Click here for a printable version of this chart.

  Student Value
Checking
Santander® Basic
Checking
Simply Right®
Checking
Santander® Premier Plus Checking
What is it An account designed for Students. An account with a low, predictable Monthly Fee. A simple and intuitive account that makes it easy to waive the Monthly Fee. An account that rewards you for your total banking relationship.
Monthly Fee $0 $3 $10 $35
How to waive the Monthly Fee
(per service fee period)
N/A Cannot be waived. Simply use the account each month.

Any transaction (deposit, withdrawal, transfer, or payment) posted to the account.
$75,000 in combined balances in deposits and eligible investments held with Santander Investment Services
-- or --
$6,000 in Direct Deposits.± ±
Interest Earning - - - Yes
Minimum Opening Deposit $10 $25 $25 $50
ATM Withdrawal Fee3
(domestic non-Santander ATM)
$2 $3 $3 $0
Free Paperless Statements
(selected in online banking)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Paper Statements
(per statement)
$3 $3 $3 $0
Savings Account Benefit Account waives Monthly Fee on Santander® Savings1 and Santander® Money Market Savings.2 Access to Santander® Premier Plus Money Market Savings.

May We Also Suggest?

Per service fee period.

§ Available for Checking account customers.

§Please refer to your Digital Banking or Personal Deposit Account Agreement for details on your responsibility for promptly reporting unauthorized transactions

± ± Santander considers Direct Deposits to be automatic electronic deposits made to your account by someone else, such as an employer issuing payroll or a government paying benefits. It may not include deposits to your account that are made by an individual using online banking or an internet payment provider.

1 No Monthly Fee for Santander® Savings with any personal Santander checking account or with $100 average daily balance in the Santander® Savings account (otherwise, $1.00). All other fees apply.

2 No Monthly Fee for Santander® Money Market Savings with any personal Santander checking account or with $10,000 average daily balance in the Santander® Money Market Savings account (otherwise, $10.00). All other fees apply.

3 Domestic ATMs are ATMs in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. ATM owner may charge a separate fee.

¤No Monthly Fee for Santander® Savings with any consumer Santander checking account or with $100 average daily balance in the Santander® Savings account (otherwise, $1.00). All other fees apply.

Santander® Instant Card Hold will block most types of transactions, including purchases made with your card. Please note that some types of transactions will continue to process, including recurring debit/credit transactions presented to us by certain merchants for monthly membership or subscription fees.

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