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A checking account that gives back to the planet.

Enjoy no minimum balance and simple options to waive the monthly service chargefootnote2. This account gives back to environmental nonprofits through the 1% for the Planet organization, at no cost to you.

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Added benefits


We donate 1% of our net revenuefootnote4 from the account to environmental nonprofits through the 1% for the Planet organization (at no cost to you)


View the estimated carbon impact of your debit card purchases right in the mobile appfootnote5

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Mobile app with over 100,000 5-star ratings

  • Secure biometric loginfootnote6
  • Deposit checks anytimefootnote6
  • Use Zelle® for free to send or request money
  • Tap to view monthly cash flow

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Collaborating for the greater good

1% for the Planet helps businesses make an impact by donating 1% of their revenue to environmental nonprofits.

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