Yes, Wachovia offers free checking accounts. Here is the application page for the account: https://odpsla.wachovia.com/odps/ODPSUServlet
I used to have an Wachovia Essential Checking account. It provided with free access to Online Banking with BillPay, free Balance Alerts, Online Statements, and Wachovia Mobile® note. They had no monthly service charge and no minimum balance. And no direct deposit was required. Now that Wells Fargo merged with Wachovia, they called this grandfathered account Wells Fargo Essential Checking.
All Wachovia Banks offer free checking accounts. They are even offering a $50 bonus for opening a new free checking account. The accounts have no monthly service fee, no minimum balance and no direct deposit requirement.
Some banks that offer free online checking are Bank of America, BBVA Compass and Wachovia.
Wachovia Bank at one point had a $50 sign up bonus for a checking account. However, the offer for that bonus expired back in 2007. Currently, they have no such offers.
Benefits to having a free online checking account is you don't need to worry about possible fees that might be present like a regular account. Also, you can have easy access to your checking account information online.
There are several online banks that offer free checking. Bank of America has a free MyAccess checking when an account is opened online. Huntington Bank also has free checking that features free mobile and text banking.
Suntrust banks offer a free online checking account. You can also customize your account to include features that you would like to use.
The biggest benefit to a free online checking account would be the no extra fees or requirements. Most online checking accounts are available without a minimum balance on the account, and other extra fees.
Yes, Citibank offers free checking accounts across the United States. You can open a free checking account online or at whatever branch is closest to you.
"Free, online banking, a free debit card and free checking accounts are benefits at Chase. Chase also offers free direct deposits for their checking accounts."
Free online checking accounts can be obtained from your financial instution's website. However, some financial institutions may not offer free checking accounts. Be sure to read the fine print for hidden fees.