First Merchants Carefree Checking
Great for clients who want a simple, easy account that includes all of our free features.
- Open your account with no opening deposit*
- Loan discounts of 0.25%¹
- Free ATMs nationwide with MoneyPass
- Free Overdraft Protection Transfers from any linked account
- Free Mobile and Text Banking
- Free Online Banking including Bill Pay (must be 18 years of age for Bill Pay)
- Quickly and easily send money to friends and family with Zelle®. Available within our mobile app. 4
- Free Enhanced MasterCard Debit Card with ID Theft Protection
- Samsung Pay and Apple Pay
First Merchants Carefree Checking is FREE for students (under 25)
Additional Student Benefits²
- No monthly maintenance fee
- Free Paper Statements
How to keep it free:
- Make one transaction per month,³ OR maintain $100 minimum combined personal deposit balances. Otherwise, $5 monthly maintenance fee.
Maximize your benefits by pairing this checking account with our Regular Savings account.
See a service associate for more details.
Other service fees may apply. Please see our Banking Fees.
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¹With automatic payments from a First Merchants checking account. Subject to credit approval, excludes first mortgage real estate loans and lines of credit, offer valid for consumer purpose installment loans only.
²Students under age 25. At age 25, must meet account requirements to avoid monthly maintenance fee.
³Excludes bank service fees and charges, transaction must post during statement cycle.
Zelle and the Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.
4Must have a bank account in the U.S. to use Zelle.
*Make a deposit within 60 days to avoid account closure or maintenance fees..