Absolute Checking® Account

"The only checking account that ever made me say, 'Wow.'
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The absolute truth? It's light years beyond the average account.

What's the best Pittsburgh has to offer? If you're talking pizza or pierogies, hot nightspots or hip neighborhoods, you're sure to get a debate. But when it comes to Pennsylvania checking accounts, the discussion ends quickly. Clearview's Absolute Checking® account offers absolutely everything you need to manage your finances. Open a checking account online today!

Absolute Checking® highlights

Identity Theft Monitoring and Resolution

IDProtect® includes identity theft monitoring and resolution services for you and eligible family members, a 3-in-1 credit report**, credit file monitoring***, alerts of any changes with all three major credit bureaus, and up to $10,000 in identity theft expense reimbursement coverage**.

Cell Phone Protection*

Pay your phone bill with your Absolute Checking® account, and you can receive up to $300 in replacement or repair costs if your phone is stolen or damaged.

Travel and Leisure Discounts**

Money-saving discounts from thousands of local and national retailers on everything from theme park and movie tickets to dining. (Available online only.)

Debit Advantage® Buyers Protection* and Extended Warranty*

Buyer's Protection replaces, repairs, or reimburses you for most new items for 90 days after the purchase date. Extended Warranty extends U.S. manufacturer warranties on most retail purchases by up to one full year if the original warranty is less than five years. Items must be purchased entirely with your Absolute Checking® account. View the guide to benefits.

Health Savings Discounts*

Save on prescription drugs as well as vision and dental care expenses.

Shopping Rewards**

Access exclusive offers and discounts at thousands of online retailers. When you shop online using the customized shopping rewards portal, you receive cash back that you can either use towards future purchases or have sent to you as a check.

Additional features

  • Monthly service fee waived when requirements are met each month1
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance*
  • Pay bills swiftly and securely with online Bill Pay
  • Loan interest rate discounts2
  • Access to overdraft protection/extended courtesy pay
  • Eight surcharge-free transactions per month at in-network, non-Clearview owned ATMs3
  • Dividends paid on account balance4
  • Earn 2% cash back with your Premium World® Mastercard® instead of the usual 1.5%
  • Members age 50 or older receive checks at no charge
  • Instant issue cards available at select locations 
What's included
+ IDProtect service is a personal identity theft protection service available to personal checking account owners, their joint account owners and their eligible family members. The service is available to non-publicly traded businesses and their business owner(s) listed on the account and their eligible family members (service not available to employees or authorized signers who are not owners). Service is not available to a "signer" on the account who is not an account owner. Service is not available to clubs, organizations and/or churches and their members, schools and their employees/students. For revocable grantor trusts, the service is available only when a grantor is serving as a trustee and covers the grantor trustee(s) and their eligible family members. For all other fiduciary accounts, the service covers the beneficiary, who must be the primary member, and their eligible family members (Fiduciary is not covered). Family includes: Spouse, persons qualifying as domestic partner, and children under 25 years of age and parent(s) of the account holder who are residents of the same household.

* Special Program Notes: The descriptions herein are summaries only and do not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of the Benefits described. Please refer to the actual Guide to Benefit and/or insurance documents for complete details of coverage and exclusions. Coverage is offered through the company named in the Guide to Benefit or on the certificate of insurance.

** Registration/Activation Required.

*** Credit File Monitoring may take several days to begin following activation.

1. Maintain a $10,000 combined balance among all your Clearview deposits (savings, checking, IRAs and certificates), a $20,000 combined balance of your deposits and loans or deposit $5,000 or more in total direct deposits during the month and the $5.00 monthly fee ($2.00 for members age 25 and under) will be waived.

2. On select loans with automatic payment from any Clearview Checking account.

3. $2.00 charge for each transaction after the indicated free allowed per month (includes withdrawals, transfers and deposits). Surcharges by other financial institutions may apply.

4. View our deposit account rates for current dividend rates on eligible accounts.
Still have questions about Absolute Checking?
eClub provides benefits for added security, savings, and convenience that we bundled with Clearview’s convenient features to provide greater value with your Absolute Checking® account. To enroll and fully experience all the benefits that come with your Absolute Checking® account, go to the ‘eClub’ button in Online Banking. You may also call ​1-866-210-0361 for questions related to any of the benefits or for assistance with registration and activation. You will need your Access Code.
You can use up to $4,000 daily in purchases or cash advances with your Clearview Debit Card in addition to the $500 maximum ATM withdrawal limit.
If you're traveling internationally, please take the following steps:
  • Set travel notifications for your debit and credit card(s) from our Card Defense® app. Within Card Defense®, tap on your card, and select Travel Notifications. If you have multiple cards, you'll have to set the notification for each card individually. You can also contact us at 1-800-926-0003 prior to your departure with the dates and cities you’ll be traveling to so we can notate your cards for travel. We recommend taking more than one form of payment with you when you travel.
  • You'll be asked for a PIN number if you're using your card outside of the U.S., so make sure you have a PIN set up on all cards you'll be taking with you. To set up a PIN for credit cards, call 1-866-576-1342, and for debit cards, call 1-866-985-2273.
Use your Premium World® Mastercard® confidently knowing there are no foreign transaction fees!
The monthly service charge can be avoided altogether if you do at least one of the following:
  • Maintain a $10,000 combined balance per account number among all your Clearview deposits (savings, checking, IRAs and certificates)
  • Maintain a $20,000 combined balance of your deposits and loans
  • Deposit $5,000 or more in total direct deposits to your checking account during the month
We’re excited, too! The Absolute Checking® account offers great value for a minimal monthly service fee. Many members will receive their Absolute Checking® account for free based on their relationship.
Protect yourself by registering for real-time text fraud alerts for your Clearview credit and debit cards. Once registered, you'll receive a text and/or pre-recorded voice call when there's a suspicious transaction on your card.
Register today. It only takes a few minutes!
Yes, all direct deposits from account owners and joint owners will count towards the $5,000 monthly minimum for waiving the fee.
Members who are considered active or retired military personnel will be eligible to use our coin counter machines in branches at no cost. If your military ID was previously noted on your Clearview account or if you had a military checking account, your coin counting fee will continue to be waived without interruption. If you’re a new member with a military ID, or if your military ID has never been added to your account details, feel free to review that with a representative in a Clearview location to redeem or confirm that you will receive the benefit.

You can get a new credit or debit card printed on the spot at some of our financial centers for the following reasons:

  • When your card is lost or stolen
  • When your card is damaged
  • When you open a new checking account at a financial center

Visit our location pages to see which financial centers offer instant issue credit and debit cards.

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