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This Free Checking Offer Has Expired

Simply open a Free Checking Account, and receive a $300 Bonus* with qualifying direct deposit, plus another $100 Bonus for opening and using any Citadel credit card.*

  • Free Checking: A simple, stress-free checking account with no minimum balance or monthly fee. Open the account and set up a qualifying direct deposit to get a $300 Welcome Bonus*. Open now!

Get another $100 Bonus for opening and using ANY Citadel credit card!*

Plus, the banking tools you need:

  • checking accountBank on-the-go with our mobile app
  • checking accountBank stress-free with overdraft protection
  • checking accountEnjoy convenient branches
  • checking accountSave time with online banking

It's easy to claim your Welcome Bonus!

  1. Open your new Free Checking Account (and Citadel credit card for an additional $100 Bonus!)*
  2. Meet the direct deposit requirement within 60 days of account opening (and meet any credit card requirements)*
  3. Once the requirements are met, contact us to claim your bonus. Call us at (800) 666-0191, chat online, or visit any Citadel branch.

Open a Free Checking account today!

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*Agreements and Disclosures

View *Agreements and Disclosures

All Citadel Checking Accounts:


A $5 monthly inactivity fee will apply if there is no activity on any Citadel account for one year – this fee is waived if combined balance of all deposit accounts is $500 or more. Fee does not apply to primary account holders less than 13 years of age. Inactivity is defined as a 365-day period during which there were no customer-initiated transactions on any Citadel account.


All standard account requirements apply. Information accurate as of and subject to change without notice. Offers may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Fees may reduce earnings.


*Up to $400 New Account Cash Bonuses (Cashback Rewards and Free Checking Accounts)


Open a new Checking account and earn a $300 bonus deposit for qualifying direct deposit(s) totaling $500 or more posting to the new Checking account within 60 days of account opening. A qualifying direct deposit is defined as a recurring electronic deposit into Checking account of payroll, pension, Social Security, Government benefits, or other eligible regular monthly income.


To earn an additional $100 cash bonus, Checking Cash Bonus offer requirements must be met, and customer must open a Citadel credit card with a limit of at least $1,000 within 60 days of Checking account opening in same account as Checking and must complete at least one credit card purchase per statement cycle for the first three Credit Card statement cycles.


To claim the Cash Bonus deposit(s), customer must contact Citadel by calling 1-800-666-0191 or visiting the branch after completing the requirements. Bonus deposit(s) must be requested within 60 days of meeting the bonus offer requirements. Checking account must be open for 60 days before Checking bonus will be awarded. Credit Card must be open for three full statement cycles before Credit Card bonus will be awarded. Bonus deposit(s) will be awarded after Citadel confirms the requirements have been met and account has been open for at least 60 days for Checking and at least three statement cycles for Credit Card bonus(es). Account must be in good standing at time of incentive processing in order to receive the bonus. Bonuses may be reported on a 1099-INT.


New Account Cash Bonus offer available to qualified new checking customers only. Customer must not have closed a Citadel checking account within the last 12 months and/or received a checking new account bonus previously. Limit one offer per household per lifetime. Offer may not be combined with any other new account offer. New Account Cash Bonus Offer expires March 16, 2020 and may be modified or withdrawn at any time.


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