Fresh Start

If you've had difficulty opening a checking account at other banks, First American Bank's Fresh Start Checking is the perfect checking account for you.  Plus, you'll save time and money when you eliminate those time consuming trips to the currency exchange to cash checks or get money orders.

Account Features

  • Free First American Bank MasterCard® Debit Card
  • Free mobile and online banking  
  • Free eStatements
  • Access to over 55,000 surcharge-free Allpoint and Presto! ATMs worldwide*
  • Unlimited check writing
  • Free check images online
  • Free Bank-by-Phone
  • No minimum balance requirement ($50 to open account)
  • $9.95 monthly fee

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Speak with an Account Representative today!

(847) 952-3700

Business hours:

8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Central Time
Monday through Friday
(excluding federal holidays)

8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Central Time Saturday

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24 hours a day
7 days a week

*Available to all MasterCard® debit card users with the exception of Health Savings Account customers. Look for the Allpoint and Presto! logos to ensure your transaction will be surcharge-free. The Allpoint ATM may display a surcharge-fee screen. Accept the surcharge and proceed with your withdrawal. You will not be charged the surcharge-fee.

Fresh Start Checking


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