Snag a $900 Bonus for Opening a Checking Account

Want to get a bonus for opening a checking account? Just make sure you read the fine print.

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You might as well get a bonus for opening a checking account these days. To lure customers, many banks and credit unions dangle cash bonuses for those who open an account and meet certain requirements. Just be sure you understand the terms of the bonus and any hidden fees or other downsides of the new account. 

Get a bonus for opening a checking account 

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Ellen Kennedy
Personal Finance Editor,

Ellen writes and edits personal finance stories, especially on credit cards and related products. She also covers the nexus between sustainability and personal finance. She was a manager and sustainability analyst at Calvert Investments for 15 years, focusing on climate change and consumer staples. She served on the sustainability councils of several Fortune 500 companies and led corporate engagements. Before joining Calvert, Ellen was a program officer for Winrock International, managing loans to alternative energy projects in Latin America. She earned a master’s from the U.C. Berkeley in international relations and Latin America.