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Update 3/14/20: Deal is back and available again until 3/30/20. Hat tip to reader Kay. According to this comment you can get an additional $50 by setting up direct deposit, but you need to ask for this promotion in branch.
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $200
- Availability: Nashville banking center only 1211 51st Avenue North, Nashville, TN
- Direct deposit required: No
- Additional requirements: None
- Hard/soft pull: Unknown, hard pull according to rep
- ChexSystems: Unknown
- Credit card funding: Unknown
- Monthly fees: None
- Early account termination fee: Unknown
- Household limit: None listed
- Expiration date: March 31st, 2019
- First South Financial Bank is offering a bonus of $200 when you open a new Fresh Start Checking account and complete the following requirements:
- Open with a minimum deposit of $50
- Make a combined total of 15 purchases and/or payments within 60 days of account opening
The Fine Print
- Offer valid until 03/31/2019 and does not apply to existing First South Financial checking accounts or members who live outside the Nashville MSA.
- Limit one First Start Checking Account per household.
- Checking account must be opened with at least $50 and you must make a combined total of 15 purchases and/or payments with your First South debit card, personal check or a direct debit/payment from the checking account within 60 days of account opening to receive the bonus.
- $200 bonus will be paid 4 to 5 business days after the qualifications are met. Offer is subject to change or withdrawal without notice and cannot be combined with other checking offers.
- On the 13th month your checking account is opened, the monthly minimum balance requirement and service fee will apply.
- All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them
There are no monthly fees for the first 12 months, not sure whatt he fees are after that
Early Account Termination Fee
I wasn’t able to find a fee schedule so I’m unsure if there is any early account termination fee
Always nice to see a bonus with no direct deposit requirement and no monthly fees to worry about. The downside is that it’s only available at one banking center and we don’t know if it’s a hard or soft pull (although you should be able to ask). If it turns out to be a soft pull we will add it to the list of the best checking account bonuses. Normally I’d save this sort of bonus (highly region specific bank bonus) for the weekend but given that there isn’t much time left I thought it best to post sooner rather than later.
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