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Basic Checking

Standard features with no monthly fees

Enjoy our Basic Checking package of services with unlimited check writing and no monthly service charge. Our Basic Checking accounts feature a low minimum to open, plus all the key features of a traditional personal checking account.

East Coast & Midwest availability

Basic Checking is offered in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.

24/7 online access

Get convenient access to banking accounts from your mobile, tablet or computer.

FDIC insured

Get FDIC protection on your account for up to $250,000 per depositor for each ownership category.

Flexible access

Use your debit card to access funds at Cathay Bank ATMs or our surcharge-free ATM network.

Get to know Basic Checking

  • The minimum opening deposit is $10.
  • No monthly maintenance charge.
  • 24/7 online account access including Bill Pay and Zelle®*.
  • Classic debit card.
  • Unlimited check writing.
  • Unlimited teller service.
  • Surcharge-free withdrawals at ATMs within the PULSE Select® / Money Pass® ATM network.

* Zelle and the Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.

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Have a question?

Our team is happy to assist you with all your Personal Banking needs. Please reach out for more information.