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Happy Birthday USA! Anchor Bank is open on Friday, July 3.  As our country celebrates its independence on Saturday, July 4, Anchor Bank and the Federal Reserve will be closed in observance of the holiday.

 

Personal Checking Accounts

When you work hard for your money, you want it to be accessible at a moment’s notice to handle all of life’s expenses—both planned and unplanned. At Anchor Bank, we offer flexible Personal Checking Account Services at low or no cost to you so that your money is there when you need it, wherever you need it.  

Checking Accounts

Our Personal Checking Accounts have competitive features to suit the needs of all of our customers, no matter where you are in your financial journey.  The options below provide detailed information about the features and fees of our products.  We welcome you to stop by one of our 15 locations or call to speak with any of our friendly staff to help you determine which account is best for you.

Open an account with your local Anchor Bank

 

  Anchor Checking Reward Checking Interest Checking Merit Plus Checking
  A flexible
no-minimum balance account.
An account designed for our customers 62 and up.2 An account for individuals who want to earn interest. An account that pays interest and has additional benefits.
Free Platinum Debit Card X X X X
Free Online Banking X X X X
Free Direct Deposit X X X X
Free Email Account Alerts X X X X
Free Bill Payment X X X X
Free Mobile Banking X X X X
Interest rate discount on new installment loans5 X X X X
Earns interest1   X X X
Monthly Service fee $0 with eStatement or $2.00 with paper statement $0 $0 with eStatement or
paper statement or $6.00 with image statement3
$0
Check Printing Discount   Exclusive
Specialty checks free
or $5 credit
Exclusive
Specialty checks free
or $5 credit
Exclusive
Specialty checks free
or $5 credit
Free access at all MoneyPass ATMs X X X X
ATM fees at non-MoneyPass ATMs4 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 Free
Free Cashier’s Checks and Traveler’s Cheques   X   X
Free Gift Cards       X
Balance requirement None None Minimum balance of $1,500 or average ledger balance of $5,000 in total deposits Average ledger balance
of $10,000 in total deposits
or $25,000 minimum
balance in total loans
Monthly Service Fee if balance requirement is not met None None $13.00 $20.00

 

1Variable interest earned on the daily collected balance and paid monthly.  For current rate information on our interest bearing checking accounts, please contact a banker at one of our locations.

2Must be 62 or older to qualify for this account.

3An image statement has images of the front of your cancelled checks printed on your bank statement.

4Does not include any applicable ATM fees charged by ATM owner.

5Available on some when payments are automatically debited from your Anchor Bank checking account and installment loans are subject to credit approval.

 

Debit Cards

The Platinum Debit Card gives you the convenience of a credit card without the finance charges and monthly bills. Unlike a credit card, payments for purchases are automatically deducted from your primary checking account, so it's a safe and easy way to access funds you need without keeping a lot of cash in your wallet.  You can even access up-to-the-minute transaction information via online banking.

Simply present the Platinum Debit Card at the time of purchase (anywhere MasterCard® cards are accepted). In most cases, you can select the credit (signature) option to make your purchases.  You may need to select the ‘credit’ or ‘cancel’ button for this option.  Some merchants may require a debit (PIN) for purchases.  If this occurs, you simply enter your PIN number to compete the transaction.  This PIN is the same four-digit code as your ATM PIN. If you are using the Platinum Debit Card at an ATM, simply enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access your account.  You can even choose your own PIN. You may use all MoneyPass ATMs to withdraw cash surcharge free. The MoneyPass network offers tens of thousands of ATMs coast to coast located where you live, work and travel.  To locate a MoneyPass ATM go to www.moneypass.com.

Contact your local Anchor Bank to learn more

 

ATM/Debit Card Overdrafts

What You Need to Know about Overdrafts and Overdraft Fees
An overdraft occurs when you do not have enough money in your account to cover a transaction, but we pay it anyway. We can cover your overdrafts in two different ways:

1. We have standard overdraft practices that come with your account.
2. We also offer overdraft protection plans such as a link to a savings account, an
Overdraft Protection Line of Credit, and a link to a Home Equity Line of Credit which may be less expensive than our standard overdraft practices. To learn more, ask us about these plans.

What are the standard overdraft practices that come with my account?
We do authorize and pay overdrafts for the following types of transactions:

• Checks and other transactions made using your checking account number
• Automatic bill payments

We will not authorize and pay overdrafts for ATM transactions or everyday transactions unless you ask us to (see below).

We pay overdrafts at our discretion, which means we do not guarantee that we will always authorize and pay any type of transaction.

If we do not authorize and pay an overdraft, your transaction will be declined.


What fees will I be charged if Anchor Bank pays my overdraft?
Under our standard overdraft practices:

• We will charge you a fee of $35 each time we pay a check, ACH or other item not listed below.
• We will charge you a fee of $35 each time we pay an ATM or everyday debit card transactions.
• There is a daily limit of $180 on the total fees we can charge you for overdrawing your account.
• There is no fee if your total overdrawn balance is less than $5.
• There is a daily fee of $5 on an account continuously overdrawn for 5 business days. The fee will be assessed starting on the 6th business day.

What if I want Anchor Bank to authorize and pay overdrafts on my ATM and everyday debit card transactions?
If you also want us to authorize and pay overdrafts on ATM and everyday debit card transactions, either call a banker or complete this Opt-in Opt-out form and present it at one of our locations or mail it to:

Anchor Bank,
14665 Galaxie Ave., Suite 330
Apple Valley, MN 55124

 

Anchor Advantage

Anchor Advantage is a special service for your checking account. At times, unanticipated expenses or unforeseen problems can leave you with too little cash in your checking account. Having a check returned due to insufficient funds can be a costly, inconvenient and potentially embarrassing experience. At Anchor Bank, we do not encourage overdrafts. As always, we encourage you to manage your finances responsibly. However, we want to save you from the additional merchant fees and possible damage to your credit history that might result if a check is returned. That’s why we provide Anchor Advantage, a special overdraft service for Anchor Bank’s customers.
 

What is Anchor Advantage?
Anchor Advantage is a discretionary overdraft service requiring no action on your part that provides you a safety net up to an automatically assigned overdraft limit. Your Anchor Advantage limit may be available for checks and other transactions made using your checking account number or automatic bill payment and recurring debit card payment. Also, at your request, we may authorize and pay ATM transfers or withdrawals and everyday debit card purchases using your limit.
 
How does Anchor Advantage work?*
As long as you maintain your account in “good standing,” we may approve your overdraft items within your current available Anchor Advantage limit as a non-contractual courtesy. For overdraft privilege consideration, your account is in “good standing” if you (1) make sufficient deposits to bring your account to a positive end-of-day balance at least once every 30 calendar days (including the payment of all bank fees and charges); (2) avoid excessive overdrafts suggesting the use of Anchor Advantage as a continuing line of credit; and (3) there are no legal orders, levies or liens against your account.  Please note that the amount of the overdraft plus our paid item overdraft fee of $35 for each item and any continuous overdraft fees of $5.00 per day after 5 business days will be deducted from your overdraft limit. If the item is returned, the returned item non-sufficient funds fee of $35 will be deducted from your account. No interest will be charged on the overdraft balance. If your account is overdrawn and continues to have a negative balance after 5 business days a continuous overdraft fee of $5 per day will be charged.

* Please refer to the Anchor Advantage Program for additional details. 

What does my Anchor Advantage cost?
There is no additional cost associated with this privilege unless you use it. You will be charged our paid item overdraft fee of $35 for each overdrawn item created by a traditional paper-based check, a teller withdrawal, an automatic payment (ACH) transaction, or a recurring debit card payment. Also, if you have requested us to do so, we may authorize and cover ATM transfers or withdrawals and everyday debit card purchases.  For example, three paid items in one day will result in $105 in paid item overdraft fees. If your account is overdrawn and continues to have a negative balance after 5 business days a continuous overdraft fee of $5 per day will be charged. To help you manage your account, the total fees you have paid for items (both paid and returned) during the current month and for the year-to-date will be reflected on your monthly checking statement. 

How quickly must I repay my Anchor Advantage?
You should make every attempt to bring your account to a positive end-of-day balance as soon as possible, and must do so within 30 calendar days. If you are not able to do so, you will receive a letter from Anchor Bank informing you that your Anchor Advantage limit has been suspended and additional items will be returned.

How do I know when I use the overdraft limit?
You will receive an overdraft notice each time items are paid, including fees. You will need to subtract the total fees when balancing your checkbook.

What is my Anchor Advantage limit? If I have two checking accounts, can I get Anchor Advantage on both?
Locate your account type below and make note of the corresponding limit. If you have multiple accounts for your household, you may have a limit on all eligible accounts.

Anchor Checking $300
Interest Checking $900
Reward Checking $600
Merit Plus Checking $900


The chart below shows the different ways you can access your Anchor Advantage limit and indicates whether or not this limit will be reflected in the balance provided.

Access Points Is my Anchor Advantage available? Does the balance provided reflect
my Anchor Advantage limit?
Teller Yes No
Writing A Check Yes NA
Debit Card (recurring) Yes NA
Debit Card (everyday) No** NA
ATM Withdrawal No** No
ACH-Auto Debit Yes NA
AnchorLink® Online Banking Yes No
Bill Pay Yes NA
AnchorLine® Telephone
Banking
Yes No
Mobile Banking Yes No

 ** Anchor Advantage service will be made available for ATM or everyday debit card transactions upon your request. Visit one of our banks to arrange for your ATM and debit card coverage or call a banker at one of our locations.

How do I know when I use the overdraft limit?
You will receive an overdraft notice each time items are paid, including fees. You will need to subtract the total fees when balancing your checkbook.

What if I go beyond my Anchor Advantage limit?
Overdrafts above and beyond your established Anchor Advantage limit may result in checks or other items being returned to the payee. The returned item non-sufficient funds fee of $35 will be charged per item and assessed to your account. A non-sufficient funds notice will be sent to notify you of items paid and/or returned.

How soon can I use my Anchor Advantage?
If you are a new customer, you may be able to use the Anchor Advantage service 30 days after your account is opened, assuming your account is in “good standing” as defined in this brochure.

What if I do not want to have Anchor Advantage on my checking account?
The best way to avoid overdrafts and fees is to keep track of your account balance by entering all checks, debit card purchases and ATM withdrawals in your check register, reconcile your check book regularly and manage your finances responsibly. However, if a mistake occurs, Anchor Bank offers additional ways to cover overdrafts in addition to Anchor Advantage.

What are some other ways I can cover overdrafts at Anchor Bank?
The best way to avoid overdrafts and fees is to keep track of your account balance by entering all checks, debit card purchases and ATM withdrawals in your check register, reconcile your check book regularly and manage your finances responsibly. However, if a mistake occurs, Anchor Bank offers additional ways to cover overdrafts in addition to Anchor Advantage.

 

Ways to cover overdrafts
at Anchor Bank
Example of associated fees
Good account management $0
Overdraft Protection 18% APR1
Link to savings account2 $11.00 transfer fee
Anchor Advantage Paid item overdraft fee of $35 for each item

1 Annual Percentage Rate subject to change without notice. 18% APR applies to outstanding balances on the line.
2 During any calendar month you may not make more than six withdrawals or transfers to another account of yours or to a third party by means of a preauthorized or automatic transfer or telephone order or instruction, computer transfer, or by check, draft, debit card or similar order to a third party.

Anchor Advantage Program
An insufficient balance can result from several events, such as (1) the payment of checks, electronic funds transfers or other withdrawal requests; (2) payments authorized by you; (3) the return of unpaid items deposited by you; (4) bank service charges; or (5) the deposit of items which, according to the bank’s Funds Availability Policy, are treated as not yet available or finally paid. We are not obligated to pay any item presented for payment if your account does not contain sufficient funds.

As long as you maintain your account in “good standing,” we may approve your overdraft items within your current available Anchor Advantage limit as a non-contractual courtesy. For overdraft privilege consideration, your account is in “good standing” if you (1) make sufficient deposits to bring your account to a positive end-of-day balance at least once every 30 calendar days (including the payment of all bank fees and charges); (2) avoid excessive overdrafts suggesting the use of Anchor Advantage as a continuing line of credit; and (3) have no legal orders, levies or liens against your account.

In the normal course of business, we generally pay electronic transactions first and then checks in serial number order, per the bank’s policy. We reserve the right to change the order of payment without notice to you if we suspect fraud or possible illegal activity affecting your account. Also, please be aware that the order of item payment may create multiple overdraft items during a single banking day for which you will be charged our paid item overdraft fee of $35 for each overdraft item paid. If your account is overdrawn and continues to have a negative balance after 5 business days a continuous overdraft fee of $5.00 per day will be charged. There is no overdraft fee if your total overdrawn balance is less than $5. 

You may opt out of the privilege at any time, but you are responsible for any overdrawn balances at the time of opting out. Normally, we will not approve an overdraft for you in excess of the predetermined amount assigned to your account type. So as not to exceed your limit, please note that the amount of the overdraft plus the bank’s paid item overdraft fee of $35 per item and any continuous overdraft fees of $5 per day after 5 business days will be deducted from the overdraft limit.

We may refuse to pay an overdraft item at any time even though we may have previously paid overdrafts for you. For example, we typically do not pay overdraft items if your account is not in good standing as defined above, or, if based upon our review of your account management, we determine that you are using Anchor Advantage excessively or seem to be using Anchor Advantage as a regular line of credit. You will be charged a returned item NSF fee of $35 for each item returned.

You will be promptly notified of any non-sufficient funds items paid or returned that you may have; however, we have no obligation to notify you before we pay or return any item. The amount of any overdraft including our paid item overdraft fee of $35 and/or a returned item non-sufficient funds fee of $35 that you owe us shall be due and payable upon demand, but if no demand is made, no later than 30 calendar days after the creation of the overdraft. If there is an overdraft on an account with more than one owner on the signature card, each owner and agent, if applicable, shall be jointly and severally liable for all overdrafts inclusive of fees.

Anchor Advantage should not be viewed as an encouragement to overdraw your account. To avoid fees, we encourage you to keep track of your account balance by entering all items in your check register, reconcile your check book regularly, and manage your finances responsibly. If you would like to have this service removed from your account, please call a banker at one of our locations.

Please note that your Anchor Advantage limit may be available for each item paid under the limit created by checks and other transactions made using your checking account number, such as a teller withdrawal, an automatic payment (ACH) transaction, or automatic bill payment and recurring debit card payment. Also, at your request, we may authorize and pay ATM transfers or withdrawals and everyday debit card purchases using your limit. The limit will not be included in the balance provided during an inquiry.



Limitations
Anchor Advantage is a non-contractual courtesy that is available to individually/jointly owned accounts in good standing for personal or household use. Anchor Bank reserves the right to limit participation to one account per household and to suspend, revoke or discontinue this service without prior notice.

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Overdraft Protection

Personal Overdraft Protection delivers a simple and convenient way to manage your checking account fluctuations. Save yourself the worry of bouncing a check or encountering unexpected expenses with the safety net of overdraft protection on your Anchor Bank checking account. Your overdraft protection is activated only when your checking account balance falls below zero. Funds will be transferred from your overdraft protection line into your checking account, and small monthly payments will be deducted from your checking account when you carry a balance on your overdraft protection line.

How it works for you
• Talk to a Personal Banker to set up your account with overdraft protection
• Funds automatically transfer into your checking account
• Make small, automatic monthly payments to paydown the overdraft protection line 

Key Benefits to you
• Activates only when you need it to
• Flexible repayment scheduling
• Available to use in case of emergency expenses
• Loan amounts available up to $10,000

 

Subject to credit approval.

Gift Cards

The perfect gift for a special occasion or a great reward for a job well done at the office.  A fast and convenient gift idea, you can purchase your Gift Card at any of our Anchor Bank locations throughout the Twin Cities.

Our Gift Cards work like a credit card-you can use them wherever MasterCard is accepted in the United States. Simply swipe your card (or hand it to the merchant) and select the "Credit" option. As long as your card balance is equal to or greater than the expense, you're all set.  If the balance is less, inform the merchant of your current balance and request a split transaction to combine payment options.

To check your balance anytime, log on to www.myprepaidbalance.com.

You can also check your balance, report a lost or stolen card, or report fraudulent or unauthorized transactions by calling Customer Service at 800-827-6227.

Gift Cards are issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.  Purchase fee up to $4.00.  Monthly inactivity fee of $2.95 after 12 consecutive months of inactivity. Lost/stolen replacement card fee of $5.

Safe Deposit Box

With Safe Deposit Boxes from Anchor Bank, you can rest assured knowing that your valuable possessions are in a secure location. We offer varying sizes to suit the many needs of our customers.

Size Price*
2" x 5" $34.00
3" x 5" $38.00
4" x 5" $48.00
5" x 5" $57.00
5" x 8" $63.00
3" x 10" $67.00
5" x 10" $88.00
10" x 10" $175.00
10.5" x 11" $185.00
10" x 15" $200.00

 

*Prices are per year and reduced $5.00 when payments are automatically debited from an Anchor Bank account. Prices are doubled for customers who do not have a deposit or loan account with Anchor Bank. Sizes vary by location.

 

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