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Simple Checking

Simplify your everyday banking

Enjoy our Simple Checking package of services with unlimited check writing and a flat monthly maintenance charge. With a low minimum deposit amount and access to advanced online features, opening and managing a Simple Checking account has never been easier.

West Coast & Southwest availability

Simple Checking is offered in California, Nevada, Texas, and Washington.

24/7 online access

Get convenient access to banking accounts from your mobile, tablet or computer.

FDIC insured

Get FDIC protection on your account for up to $250,000 per depositor for each ownership category.

Flexible access

Use your debit card to access funds at Cathay Bank ATMs or our surcharge-free ATM network.

Get to know Simple Checking

  • The minimum opening deposit is $25.
  • $6 monthly maintenance charge, or none with qualifying direct deposit of $100 or more in total each monthly statement cycle1.
  • 24/7 online account access including Bill Pay and Zelle®*.
  • Classic debit card.
  • Unlimited check writing.
  • Unlimited teller service.
  • Surcharge-free withdrawals at ATMs within the PULSE Select® / Money Pass® ATM network.

  1. The monthly maintenance charge will be waived for each monthly statement cycle in which one qualifying direct deposit is received of $100 or more in total. A qualifying direct deposit is an electronic deposit, which may include salary, pension, government payments (such as Social Security) made by your employer or an outside agency using the ACH (Automated Clearing House) network.

*Zelle and the Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.

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