open your first new
Citizens Bank checking account
& make a qualifying direct
- Better rates and fewer fees on checking and savings
- Personalized advice to help with your financial planning
- Preferred service from our Platinum service representatives
- Our simplest checking account, one deposit of any amount each statement period waives the monthly maintenance fee
- No minimum balance to open
All our checking accounts come with Online & Mobile Banking – pay bills, deposit checks or use Zelle®- a fast, safe, and easy way to send and receive money. 2
To qualify for a new checking bonus you must open your first new personal checking account, excluding Student Checking, between 1/31/19 and 5/16/19 and have at least one single direct deposit post to your new checking account by the date stated in the table below based on your account open date. Bonus amount and payout date will vary (see tables below for details). Direct Deposit is recurring income electronically deposited into your Citizens Bank checking account and may include salary, pension, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and other regular monthly income. Primary signer on the new account may not be or have been a primary or secondary signer on any Citizens Bank personal checking accounts within the previous six months. The new account must be open and in good standing to qualify for this offer. Offer may be withdrawn without notice and cannot be combined with any other offer.
In order to be eligible to participate in this promotion, the customer must open their first new personal checking account via Citizens Bank's online account opening system accessed by clicking on the link on this page. Customer should print this screen for their records. Customer may only be paid a bonus associated with this program one time.
If you meet all the checking account requirements the new checking bonus will be deposited to your new checking account by the date stated in the table below. If you meet all savings requirements the new savings bonus will be deposited to your new checking account by the date stated in the table below. Bonuses will be labeled as “Balance Builder Bonus” and will be reported to the IRS for income tax purposes.
Account(s) opened in month of: Single $500 Direct Deposit to new checking account: Bonus will be paid by: January 2019 March 31, 2019 April 30, 2019 February 2019 April 30, 2019 May 31, 2019 March 2019 May 31, 2019 June 30, 2019 April 2019 June 30, 2019 July 31, 2019 May 2019 July 31, 2019 August 31, 2019
Variable-rate Annual Percentage Yield (APY) for Green Savings varies by tier. For example, as of 1/31/19, APY by tier for Green Savings is: 0.01% for tiers below $999, $1,000+, $2,500+, $10,000+, $25,000+, $50,000+, $75,000+, $250,000+ and $1,000,000+. Variable-rate Annual Percentage Yield (APY) for Platinum Savings varies by tier. For example, as of 1/31/2019, APY by tier for Platinum Savings is: 0.02% for tiers below $2,500, $2,500+, $10,000+, $25,000+, $50,000+, $75,000+, $250,000+, $1,000,000+ and $3,000,000+. Fees may reduce earnings. Rates subject to change after account opening.
2 Zelle and Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.
*Wireless carrier, text and/or data charges may apply.