Checking Account Articles

Find checking account information and tips to help you get the most from your accounts

Citizens Bank gives you insightful information and helpful resources to help you get the most from your checking accounts, no matter what stage of life you are in. This collection of checking account information and facts is designed to provide you with everything from a basic comparison of our checking account options, as well as useful checking account information and detailed instructions on how to set up direct deposit, combine bank accounts and more. Use these articles to get to know all of your banking options and empower yourself to make the best decisions for your banking needs.

Basic Checking Account Tips

Learn how to open and manage a checking account.

Checking Account Basics

How to Open a Checking Account

How to Manage a Checking Account

Balance Your Checking Account

High School Checking Account

Learn ways to keep your checking account information secure.

Prevent Check Fraud

Mobile Banking Security

Checking Account Security

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Managing Multiple Checking Accounts

Find checking account tips for managing multiple accounts.

Multiple Checking Accounts

How to Combine Bank Accounts

Joint Checking Accounts

Establishing Separate Checking Accounts

Switching Checking Accounts

Online Banking Options

Discover hassle-free ways to manage your checking account information online.

Online Bill Pay

Automatic Bill Pay

How to Set up Direct Deposit

Order Checks Online

Access Checking Account While Traveling


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