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Looking For An Affordable Checking Account to Help Manage Your Money? Forward Checking Has You Covered!

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Certified by Bank On for meeting the National Account Standards as a low-cost, low-fee account.

Features of Forward Checking:

Checkless Account

Easily Bank on the Go with our digital account services. This account does not support check writing

No Overdraft Fees or Services

Manage your money knowing you can only spend what you have in your account1

No Minimum Balance Requirement or Monthly Maintenance Service Charge

With no minimum balance requirement or monthly maintenance service charge, our Forward Checking Account keeps it simple

Open At 13 Years Or Older With A Parent Or Guardian2

Accounts for minors must be opened in branch

Enroll In Free eStatements3

When you enroll in Online Banking and consent to receive your statements electronically, there is no charge. If you wish to receive a paper statement, there is a $2 statement print service charge

Bank On The Go4

All of our accounts come with free access to online and mobile banking, online bill payments, digital wallets, and more

[1] Overdraft services are not offered on our Forward Checking account. We may return or reject items when there are insufficient funds in your account or when there is not a sufficient balance due to a pending item or hold. In the event an item puts your account in an overdrawn status, you will not be assessed a fee by Columbia Bank, but will be asked to bring your account balance positive. You may be subject to a returned item charge by the merchant.

[2] Anyone can open this account. However, if opened by a minor between the ages of 13 and 17, provided the account is a joint account, this account can be opened with a parent or legal guardian as the secondary owner.

[3] The Forward Checking Account must be registered for Online Banking and be enrolled in electronic delivery of statements (eStatements). Online statements for the Columbia Bank Forward Checking Account are free. Paper statements are available for a charge of $2 (Statement Print Service Charge) which will be automatically deducted from your Columbia Bank Forward Checking Account per month.

[4] Message and data rates may apply from your wireless carrier.


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