No one should be burdened with the difficult task of finding a safe and secure place for their money. If you’ve ever been denied a checking account from a bank, you know the pain and obstacles it creates. Studies have shown nearly 12 million adults in the country are without a checking or savings account and 25 million rely on fringe financial service, like a payday lender or pawn shop. The high fees and interest rates that stem from these alternative banking services combined with a lack of federal regulations prevent consumers from building savings.
Fortunately, there’s a movement sweeping the country that’s here to help called Bank On. Bank On’s mission is to bring affordable, accessible banking to everyone, and First Commonwealth was eager to get involved with our Fresh Start Checking.
For over sixty years, First Commonwealth has believed in better banking for all. By teaming up with the United Way, local dignitaries, and financial partners, we’ve brought the accessible and inclusive Fresh Start Checking to our community. Fresh Start Checking is Bank On Certified and enables us to offer our membership to a wider range of individuals than most financial institutions.
With Fresh Start Checking, we aren’t interested in your past banking difficulties or credit history. You can easily join today. We even accept the Matrícula Consular Card as primary identification so you can start banking worry-free. That means you can spend without getting hit with an overdraft fee or keeping a minimum balance*. Call us today, and a representative will be waiting to help you in English or Spanish.
610.821.2403 – www.firstcomcu.org/espanol
*A $5 Monthly Maintenance Fee will be applied to all Fresh Start Checking Accounts. Insured by NCUA.