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Checking Accounts Compare and Decide

Compare Checking accounts to find your perfect fit

An Associated Bank Checking account is a good decision, no matter which one you choose.

We know you like to do your research before making a big decision, so we're giving you the scoop on both of our great checking account options. Now you can decide which option is right for you.

Either way, you're getting a checking account that offers flexibility, with online and mobile banking, as well as access to hundreds of locations and over 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs. Plus, you'll be sure to get some great perks, no matter what.

You'll have access to our 24/7/365 Customer Care Center for help whenever you need it most. Need more perks? How about our Cash Back Perks, earning you rewards for using your debit card.

Associated Bank Checking Accounts

Associated Checking

Associated Forward Checking

Key benefits
Overview A straightforward account that will meet your day-to-day banking needs. All of the benefits of Associated Checking, with next-tier perks like a World Debit Mastercard®, ATM fee refunds, overdraft grace zone and more.
Preferred CD, money market and savings rates1
Overdraft Protection Transfer Service from another linked account
Associated Bank Mobile
Cash Back Perks
Access to 30,000+ surcharge-free ATMs
Free personal checks (any style)
Earns interest2
No Associated Bank ATM fee when using an out-of-network ATM, and two out-of-network ATM owner surcharge fee refunds.
Waived Overdraft Protection Transfer Service fees
Up to four linked savings accounts—with no minimum balance3
Free cashier's checks and money orders
Overdraft grace zone up to $50 without incurring a fee
$500* off mortgage closing costs
Card options
Debit card designs available

Only Associated Bank offers accounts that reflect your favorite teams and interests—and offer exclusive fan discounts!

Associated Bank Platinum Debit Mastercard®

personal checking affinity cards

Associated Bank World Debit Mastercard®

personal checking affinity cards
Security option of Zero Liability Fraud Protection
Premium Peace-Of-Mind Benefits**
Premier ID Theft Protection
Mastercard Cellular Protection Plan up to $600 to cover damage, lost or stolen
Global WiFi access with Boingo


To activate: Go to to register and set up your free Wi-Fi account.

Account fees
Monthly maintenance fee $11 $25
Ways to avoid the monthly service fee
Hold $2,500 in combined deposit accounts with same statement cycle date or the presence of either an HSA or investment account4 OR
  • Direct deposit a total of $500 or more per statement cycle OR
  • Maintain a $1,000 minimum daily balance OR
  • Be under the age of 24 and go paperless with eStatements eStatements
Hold $10,000 in combined deposit accounts with same statement cycle or the presence of either an HSA or investment account4

See Bank Disclosures and Information for Consumers for details.

Compare and Decide

Use this tool to compare Associated Bank's personal checking accounts side-by-side and find the one that best suits your needs.

(02/19) 13282

$175 BONUS


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