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Put Your Money to Work With Benefit Interest Checking

What's better than an interest-bearing checking account with competitive rates, along with other benefits? Answer: Being overjoyed with our bank and your new account.

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Earn Interest With Ease.

Benefit Interest Checking is within your grasp as long as you have a direct deposit or an external recurring automatic payment, as well as any two of the following: debit card, mortgage loan, personal loan, money market savings account, regular savings account or certificate of deposit (CD).

Pssst. Wanna Qualify for a Premium CD Rate?

Once you open a Benefit Interest Checking account with us, you’ll automatically qualify for an additional perk! Say hello to our premium relationship CD rate.

Benefit Interest Checking Account Rates1

Accurate as of Monday, May 29, 2023
Earning interest with your checking account is simple! You won’t want to miss out on the most competitive rates around. 
Interest Rate Annual Percentage Yield (APY) Minimum Balance to Open Minimum to Earn APY
Interest Rate0.01% Annual Percentage Yield (APY)0.01% Minimum Balance to Open$50 Minimum to Earn APY$0.01

What’s the Best Account for Me? Let’s Compare Options.

All Gate City Bank checking accounts come with exclusive benefits, including:
  • Special gift for new checking customers
  • Check and debit card buyback when you switch to Gate City Bank
  • Instant-issue debit cards at all locations
  • 24/7 mobile and online banking
  • Easy and safe debit card controls
Features Totally FREE2 Checking  Benefit Interest Checking Premium Interest Checking BankOn Checking
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Minimum to Open $50 $50 $50 $25
Monthly Service Charge None None $8 if balance is less than $1,000 $5 for customer age 24+
Earn Interest Not Included. Included. Included. Not Included.
FREE ATMs Anywhere Included. Included. Included. Included.
Debit Card Rewards Included. Included. Included. Included.
FREE Custom Debit Card Designs Included. Included. Included. Included.
FREE Checks Not Included. Included. Not Included. Not Included.
Early Paydays3 Included. Included. Included. Included.
Overdraft Protection Options Included. Included. Included. Included.
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Premium Interest Checking

Earn a higher interest rate simply by maintaining a higher balance with Gate City Bank’s Premium Interest Checking account!

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Money Market Savings

Looking for a savings account with a higher interest rate? Our user-friendly money market savings option features no fees, a great interest rate and a modest minimum balance. 

are cds worth it


Did you know that Gate City Bank’s certificate of deposit (CD) options are safe, secure, insured and offer better interest rates?

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Saving for Retirement Made Simple

Working toward a financially secure future? Our IRA accounts can help you save to be secure in retirement!

1 Maintain the minimum daily balance to maintain the disclosed annual percentage yield. The interest rate and annual percentage yield are accurate as of the effective date shown above only, and are subject to change without notice, at Gate City Bank’s discretion. Fees could reduce earnings on the account.

2 No maintenance or activity fees. Other fees, including overdraft fees, may apply. See fee schedule for details.

3 Gate City Bank will generally make your funds available to spend the same day that we receive a deposit notice from your employer or other payer, up to two days earlier than your scheduled payday. Direct deposit required. Early availability subject to the timing of submission payment file from payer.