Simple Checking Account

"I don't want to get too fancy, but a checking account that lets me earn a little money sounds pretty awesome."
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Get down to what you really want in a checking account.

There's enough for you to think about and do everyday. Where your checking account is concerned, it's nice to rely on an account that's low cost and low maintenance, but high-impact. That's Clearview's Simple Checking account. You can earn dividends and cash back rewards, and you always have access to digital banking tools. But you don't need to worry about a lot of rules and restrictions.

  • $3 monthly fee waived with $500 in monthly direct deposits or five monthly transactions1
  • Free online bill payment (Bill Pay)
  • Earn cash rewards with Debit Extras and Debit Purchase Rewards
  • Take advantage of an interest rate discount on certain loans2
  • Protect your Simple Checking account against overdrafts with overdraft protection or extended courtesy pay
  • Get eight surcharge-free transactions per month at in-network, non-Clearview owned ATMs3
  • Earn dividends on deposits4
  • Request instant issue debit cards at select locations
What's included
1. Contribute $500 or more in total direct deposits during the month, or have an active Simple Checking account with at least five combined transactions within a 30 day period, and the $3.00 monthly fee 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.

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Nationwide Access

20 locations in southwest PA, 5,000+ co-op shared branches, and 80,000+ free ATMs nationwide

Digital Banking

Manage your accounts anytime from your computer or our banking app.

ClickSWITCH

Move direct deposits and automatic payments to your Clearview account with a few clicks

Clearview Live®

Bank face-to-face with our staff from a phone, computer, or our VTMs

Cash Back

Earn 5% cash back at select local shops with your Mastercard® debit and credit cards

Card Defense®

Get real-time control of your debit or credit cards from your phone with our Card Defense® app

Money Management

See your complete financial picture with our award-winning budgeting tool

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Still have questions about Simple Checking Account?
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.
You can apply for a Simple Checking account by using our online application, starting a video call with Clearview Live®, or visiting your local financial center.

Make sure to have the following documents during the application process: 
  • Government ID
  • Phone number, email address, and physical U.S. address
  • SSN and date of birth for the owner of the account
You can order checks in online banking. After logging in, select Order checks from the Manage account menu. At this time, checks aren't able to be ordered within our mobile app. If it's your first time ordering checks, you'll be asked to verify your account, name, and address information. If you need to update this information at a later date, please contact us at 1-800-926-0003.

If you don't use online banking, you can order checks directly from Harland Clarke. You will need to enter Clearview’s routing number (243083237), your checking account number (from the bottom of your check) and other personal information.
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!
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!
Please contact us at 1-800-926-0003 to update your name or address on your checks. Name and address aren't able to be updated during an online check order.

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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