Simply Right Checking. Respect is waiving the monthly fee. Use your Simply Right Checking account once a month and there's no Monthly Fee.

Simply Right® Checking

Simply Right® Checking is as easy to use as the name suggests. Just a simple checking account with no hassles, no surprises, and no "gotchas." As long as you make one transaction every month, you can easily avoid the monthly checking account fee. In a nutshell, it's everything checking should be: simple, convenient, and fair.

Learn How to Easily Avoid the Monthly Checking Account Fee

Simply make one transaction – a deposit, withdrawal, transfer, or payment – posted during the calendar month to waive the Monthly Fee of $10.

Useful Links and Documents

How to Open a Checking Account
Product Guide and Fee Schedule
Personal Deposit Account Agreement
Frequently Asked Questions
Get Started Guide
Account Opening Options

 
 
 
 

Simply Right Checking Features

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Easy to Waive the Monthly Fee

Simply make one transaction – a deposit, withdrawal, transfer, or payment – posted during the calendar month to avoid the $10 Monthly Fee.

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Simple
Calendar

No special dates to remember – the service-fee period on your checking account is aligned to the calendar month, every month.

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No Minimum
Balance

Enjoy no minimum balance requirements.

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Savings Account Benefit

This account waives the Monthly Fee for Santander® Savings1 or Santander® Money Market Savings.2

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No Fee Paperless Statements

Choose Paperless in Online Banking to receive Paperless Statements for no fee.

 
 
 
 
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 Online 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.

Not Sure if Simply Right Checking is Right For You?

Banking should be easy, convenient, and tailored to your personal and financial needs. You can choose from several different checking account options at Santander Bank. Whether you’re looking for just the basics or premier benefits, we’ll have something 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.

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Per service fee period.

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.

§ Available for Checking account customers.

¤¤You can withdraw or transfer funds from a savings or money market savings account a total of six (6) times per service fee period (such as by automatic or pre-authorized transfers using telephone, Online Banking, or Mobile Banking, Overdraft Protection, Payments to third parties, Checks, Drafts, and Debit Card purchases). Fees apply if you exceed these limits and, if you repeatedly exceed these limits, we will convert your account to a non-interest bearing checking account.

▲▲▲Santander® Ultimate Cash Back® Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) and Fees: 3% introductory Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for 12 billing cycles on Balance Transfers made within 90 days of opening your account. After the introductory period, a variable APR for Balance Transfers from 16.24% to 25.24% based on the Prime Rate and your creditworthiness. There is no grace period on Balance Transfers. Also if you take a Balance Transfer offer, this means that unless your purchase APR is at an introductory or promotional 0% APR, you will pay interest on new purchases from the date made if you do not pay all balances, including the promotional Balance Transfer, in full by the next payment due date appearing on your statement. Variable APR for Purchases from 16.24% to 25.24% based on the Prime Rate and your creditworthiness when you open your account. Cash advance APR of 26.74%. Minimum finance charge of $1.50. Penalty APR of 31.74%, and loss of any introductory or promotional rate, if any, which may apply indefinitely to your account if you miss or make a late payment or otherwise default. There are no Annual, Balance Transfer, Cash Advance, Foreign Transaction, or Returned Payment fees. Finance charges still apply. Each time we do not receive the Minimum Payment Due in full by the Payment Due Date, we will charge you a Late Fee of $25 for the first late fee in a 6-month period and a $35 fee for each late payment until there are 6 consecutive months with no late payments. However, we will never charge a Late Payment Fee exceeding the Minimum Payment Due that is late. Rates effective as of . Rates are subject to change. 1.5% Cash back is earned on new net retail purchases (qualifying purchases less credits, returns, and adjustments) and can be redeemed for statement credit, gift cards, electronic certificates, or merchandise. Cash back cannot be earned on balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of money orders and other cash equivalents, purchases made by or for a business purpose, fees, interest charges, unauthorized / fraudulent transactions, and certain other charges. Cash back balance does not expire for accounts in good standing. Earn $100 cash back via statement credit after you spend $500 on new net retail purchases within the first 90 days of opening your account, provided the account is in good standing. This credit can take up to 6 weeks to be processed. Other terms and conditions apply. Credit card accounts are subject to approval.

* Bonus Offer Details: Accounts must be in good standing. Applies to net new retail purchases only. Net new retail purchases: qualifying purchases less credits, returns, and adjustments. Balance Transfers, Cash Advances, including purchases of money orders or other cash equivalents, purchases made by or for a business purpose, fees, interest charges, unauthorized/fraudulent transactions, and certain other charges do not earn cash back credit. The cash back balance on your account does not expire for accounts in good standing. Cash Back in the form of statement credit upon your request. Receive the $100 cash back bonus via statement credit: When you spend $500 on net new retail purchases using the Santander® Ultimate Cash Back® credit card, or when you spend $1,000 on net new retail purchases using the Bravo credit card, within the first 90 days of opening your account. $100 cash back is credited to customer account within 6 weeks after spending requirements are met. Other terms and conditions 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.

± ± 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.

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