Simple is good! And that’s what you’ll get with this account — simple checking with all the essentials.
- No Minimum Balance Required
- No Monthly Maintenance Fee
- Surcharge-Free ATMs
- Digital Banking
- Basic checking with all the convenience you need
- No monthly maintenance fee
- No minimum balance requirement
- Free digital banking, debit card and telephone banking
- Surcharge-free ATMs available
- Members 13-17 can have a checking account if an adult is listed on the account
- No minimum deposit to open
Use Card Controls on your First Community debit and credit cards to receive real-time alerts any time your card is used, letting you know immediately if there are unauthorized purchases on your card.
See a guide on managing your checking account (PDF).
See this short article on managing your spending to achieve your financial goals — then download and fill out the worksheet!
You are responsible for assuring your available balance of funds meets all your payment and withdrawal needs. Check your account balances periodically by calling us, visiting an ATM, sign up for text alerts, view your accounts online or with mobile banking.
We have standard overdraft practices called Overdraft Privilege* that you may elect to add to your checking account. First Community's Overdraft Privilege service adds a measure of protection to your checking account, so you may avoid the hassle and expense of a returned non-sufficient funds item or a declined transaction due to insufficient funds. The service may pay checks and other transactions made using your checking account number, including ACH items that would not have cleared otherwise due to insufficient funds, up to an approved amount. Additionally, you may elect to extend the service to your ATM and everyday debit card transactions. You will be charged a paid insufficient funds service charge for accessing Overdraft Privilege. If your account(s) are in good standing, you may become eligible for this service after your checking account has been open for at least 60 days.
Please note: Overdraft Privilege is not allowed on any minor account under the age of 18.
We have an overdraft protection service that draws funds from a share/savings account and we also offer an overdraft protection line of credit,** which may be less expensive than our standard overdraft practices that you may choose.
*Overdraft Privilege (ODP) service charge is $27.50 per item paid. This is the same service charge as our insufficient funds fee. If three items are presented for payment in amounts of: $40.00, $150.00, and $150.00 and your account has available funds in an overdraft protection line-of-credit loan, you would pay $3.74 in interest if paid off in thirty days. In comparison, if you opt-in to ODP and ODP is used to pay the same three items, the account would be assessed a service charge of $27.50 per item for a total cost to you of $82.50 in service charges. The full amount of the overdraft balance plus related service charges will be due immediately but in no event later than 30 days from the date of occurrence. We pay overdrafts at our discretion, which means we do not guarantee that we will always authorize and pay any type of transaction. We generally will not pay an overdraft because you have exceeded the overdraft limit or have an outstanding balance that has not been repaid. Please refer to your account disclosure for information on this discretionary overdraft service.
**Overdraft protection line-of-credit loan is 12.95% APR as of 2/15/2018.