|CharterBank||Bank of America||Wells Fargo||Regions Bank||BBVA Compass||Chase Bank|
|Bank Free with Online Statements*||Core Checking®||Everyday Checking||LifeGreen||
|Chase Total CheckingSM|
|Monthly service charge:||$0||$12||$10||$10||$7||$12|
|Minimum balance required to waive fee:||NONE||$1,500||$1,500||$1,500||$1,500||$1,500|
|FREE gift for opening a new account?||YES!||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|FREE gift (with no strings) when you refer a friend?||YES!||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Cash back for your checks and check card?||YES!||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
Competitive information was obtained directly from banks' websites during the week of 1/12/15. Some banks have additional options for waiving the monthly fee such as setting up direct deposits, combined balances in other accounts.
*Bank Free with Online Statements accounts that have not signed up for online statements within 60 days of account opening will be converted to Bank Simple.