Compare checking accounts and reloadable debit cards from Chicago, IL banks and credit unions for free
Free and basic checking accounts share many of the same qualities. Free checking accounts are really just basic checking accounts that do not charge a monthly service fee. Most free and basic accounts do not earn interest on balances and do not come with advanced account features. Read on...
Mobile Check Deposit is an application that allows you to take pictures of checks with your smartphone or tablet and deposit the funds into your bank accounts. If your bank offers mobile check deposit, you can avoid visiting a branch to deposit checks. Read more...
Most checking accounts come with free debit cards. These cards allow you to make purchases and withdraw money from ATMs. These ATMs ("Automatic Teller Machines") allow you to check your balance, withdraw and deposit money, and transfer money between your accounts. Read more...
How to Close a Checking Account
The actual process of closing the account can be done fairly quickly, but preparation that needs to be completed beforehand. Since checking accounts are usually the center of many consumers’ financial existence, there’s lots of transactions flowing in and out of them. It’s important to take the proper steps to switch your automatic transactions into your new account before closing your old one. Most institutions allow you to close your checking account at a branch or over the phone, but be aware that some charge a fee if an account is closed within a certain period of days of it being opened.
What is mobile check deposit?
Mobile Check Deposit allows you to deposit checks into your bank account by taking a picture of the front and back of an endorsed check with a compatible smartphone or tablet. Most banks do not charge a fee for mobile check deposit. It’s usually included with the institution’s mobile banking application. In some cases, banks pose limits on the check amount or number of checks you can deposit. Some limits are set per check, per day and per month. Banks may also restrict the type of check being deposited. Be sure to check with your bank before making any deposits.
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