With a bank account there is no need to buy money orders, worry about carrying cash or pay a check cashing store part of your hard-earned money. Let’s face it, having a bank account is just more convenient. You can write checks to pay your bills, have a place to build wealth and enjoy other services like direct deposit, online banking and automatic bill pay. If you are living without a bank account due to prior negative account history with a financial institution, open a new account at a Maryland Non-ChexSystems Bank.
Online Options for Maryland No-ChexSystems Banks
BBVA Compass ClearConnect Checking
The BBVA Compass ClearConnect Checking Account does not use ChexSystems to screen customers. With the BBVA ClearConnect checking account customers not only enjoy free checking, mobile deposits, online banking, free bill pay, check writing and a Visa debit card but also a team of dedicated, professional relationship advisors – at no extra cost to you. If you are not eligible for the FREE checking account you will be offered the Second Chance Checking Account. The Second Chance account comes with the same features as the free checking account including a Visa debit card but there is a $13.95 monthly service fee. You can request to upgrade to the Free ClearConnect Checking after a year of positive activity on your Second Chance account. There is a minimum deposit of $25 required to a BBVA account that can be funded with a credit or debit card. Apply online today.
BBVA Compass ClearChoice Money Market
ANYONE can open this account! BBVA Compass ClearChoice Money Market Account is a No-ChexSystems bank account. There are great features with the ClearChoice Money Market Account like mobile check deposits, direct deposit, bill payment and ATM banking at BBVA Compass ATMs. The account requires a deposit of $25 to open. A money market account is like your basic savings account – the higher your balances, the greater your interest-earning possibilities. Open today.
Washington Savings Bank
The Rewards Card Checking offers deposit of payroll or government benefit with a monthly fee of $4.95 and $7.95 per month without direct deposit, you’ll receive a checkbook and Mastercard® debit card with no overdraft fees or ATM fees! Free nationwide ATM access at over 55,000 Allpoint®.
Maryland Second Chance Banks and Maryland No-ChexSystems Branch Options
(Note: This list is not exhaustive and in no way represents all banks in Maryland that do not use ChexSystems. You must visit the bank in-person to open an account)
Central Credit Union of Maryland
If you’ve had trouble with checking accounts in the past, the “Renew Checking” can help you get back on track. Renew Checking can give you a renewed opportunity to handle your personal finances. You must be established with net pay direct deposit and there is a monthly service fee. After 12 months of proper usage, you may reapply for a free CENTRALchecking account.
Clear Mountain Bank
Clear Mountain Bank offers two accounts. The “StartFresh First Step Account” requires a $50 minimum opening deposit and features a free Visa check card, free onine bill pay, online and mobile banking, a $9.95 monthly fee, $3.00 monthly discount with regular payroll direct deposit and after 12 months in good standing with a StartFresh First Step account, you may qualify and apply for a standard StartFresh Checking account. The “StartFresh Checking Account” offers the same features but after 18 months in good standing with a StartFresh Checking account, you may qualify and apply for a traditional checking account.
Greenbelt Federal Credit Union
Greenbelt Federal Credit Union uses Telecheck to open accounts. They offer a wide variety of financial products and services including a Share Draft Checking and Savings Account.
PNC Bank offers the “Foundations Checking” for customers that are entering or re-establishing themselves in the banking system. The account is eligible for upgrade to a regular account in 6 months with good account management. There is a monthly service fee of $7 and a fee for a paper statement is $2 per month.
Security Plus Federal Credit Union
The “Revive Checking Account” is for members with past issues that prevented you from opening a checking account. The account features a minimum opening deposit of $25, a monthly service fee of $5.00 unless you have at least one ACH credit per month, access to a Visa debit card 30 days after you’ve opened your account and free smartphone and tablet apps.
United Bank offers several checking accounts and they do have a free account for everyone. The “United FREE Checking offers No minimum balance; No monthly service charge; No per check charge; Unlimited check writing; United VISA® Check Card*; FREE Online Banking; FREE Bill Pay and eStatements. They do not use ChexSystems. The minimum opening deposit is $50.
Woodforest offers a “Second Chance” account. The minimum opening deposit is $25.00. There is a monthly service charge which breaksdown as follows: $7.95 with direct deposit(3); $9.95 without direct deposit and a $9.00 one-time account set up fee.