Basic Checking Account

"Life is complicated enough. I want a checking account that keeps things hassle-free."
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There's a lot to be said for "basic." Our basic instincts keep us alive. Basic training gets our troops ready to serve. Basic algebra gets us through high school. That bring us to the Basic Checking account from Clearview based in Pennsylvania, which provides everything that's necessary for our Pittsburgh-area neighbors to manage their money without gumming up the works with a lot of rules or high fees.
  • No monthly service fees or minimum balance requirements
  • Free Online and Mobile Banking
  • Free online bill payment (Bill Pay)1
  • Take advantage of an interest rate discount on certain loans2
  • Protect your account against overdrafts with overdraft protection or Extended Courtesy Pay
  • Eight surcharge-free transactions per month at in network, non-Clearview owned ATMs3
  • Earn cash rewards with Debit Purchase Rewards
What's included
  • Contactless debit card
  • 80,000 Surcharge Free ATMs
  • Mobile App with Mobile Deposit and Bill Pay
  • Online Banking with Bill Pay
  • Money Management Personal Financial Management Tool
  • Card Defense®
  • Mobile Payments with Apple Pay®, Google Pay® and Samsung Pay®
  • Paperless eStatements
  • Debit Card Purchase Rewards
  • Instant issue debit cards4
1  A monthly fee of $4.95 will be charged if no payment is made on a Bill Pay account for 90 days.

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 Visit our financial center location pages to see which locations offer instant issue debit cards.


 
Still have questions about Basic Checking Accounts?
Yes, 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.
 
You can use up to $2,500 daily in purchases or cash advances with your Clearview Debit Card in addition to the $500 maximum ATM withdrawal limit.
The routing and transit number is used when you pay bills electronically. Our ABA bank transit number is 243083237.
 
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'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 then select Travel Notifications. If you have multiple cards, you'll have to set the notification for each card individually. You can also contact us 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, for debit cards, call 1-866-985-2273.
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.
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!

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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“Clearview takes the time to understand the customer at a human level instead of as numbers on a paper.” William, Member since 2016
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