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America's Best Checking is worth the switch!

We haven't found a free checking account in America that beats all the frees we give our customers. That's why it's America's Best!

You'll still get all those frees if you choose an interest checking account, too. You can't go wrong.

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At Bell Bank, you can always count on real people with real expertise. You’ll feel good about your local, independent bank that’s here when you need us.

America's Best Checking

Enjoy all the frees, with no sneaky fees!

  • No minimum balance
  • No service charge
  • $50 minimum deposit to open

Technology & Security

Convenience & Savings

1 All the convenience of mobile check deposit, standard bill pay, person-to-person payments and more.
2 CardValet is a registered trademark of Fiserv, Inc.
3 Use any ATM nationwide, and we'll refund their fees (first 4 on your monthly bank statement).
4 Bell matches 5% of your purchase “round-ups,” up to $250 a year.
5 Buy up to 10 every year with no fee. Monthly fee of $2.95 after 12 consecutive months of inactivity.


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Choose from these convenient ways to open your America’s Best Checking account:


America's Best Interest Checking

Get all the frees of America's Best checking, and earn interest with this account.

  • Minimum $500 balance to earn interest and avoid service fee
  • $50 minimum deposit to open

Technology & Security

Convenience & Savings

1 All the convenience of mobile check deposit, standard bill pay, person-to-person payments and more.
2 CardValet is a registered trademark of Fiserv, Inc.
3 Use any ATM nationwide, and we'll refund their fees (first 4 on your monthly bank statement).
4 Bell matches 5% of your purchase “round-ups,” up to $250 a year.
5 Buy up to 10 every year with no fee. Monthly fee of $2.95 after 12 consecutive months of inactivity.


Switching banks is easier than you think! Learn how


Choose from 3 convenient ways to open your America’s Best Checking account:



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America's Best Premier Interest Checking

Earn interest on higher checking balances with this account, plus enjoy all the frees of America's Best checking.

  • Minimum $5,000 balance to earn interest and avoid service fee
  • $50 minimum deposit to open

Technology & Security

Convenience & Savings

1 All the convenience of mobile check deposit, standard bill pay, person-to-person payments and more.
2 CardValet is a registered trademark of Fiserv, Inc.
3 Use any ATM nationwide, and we'll refund their fees (first 4 on your monthly bank statement).
4 Bell matches 5% of your purchase “round-ups,” up to $250 a year.
5 Buy up to 10 every year with no fee. Monthly fee of $2.95 after 12 consecutive months of inactivity.


Switching banks is easier than you think! Learn how


Choose from 3 convenient ways to open your America’s Best Checking account:



View today's rates

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