• Pinnacle Checking

    Enjoy preferred checking packed with extra features you deserve

  • Find out if Pinnacle Checking is right for you

    Pinnacle Checking offers unlimited non-First Niagara ATM transactions in the U.S., including unlimited rebates of these other banks' surcharges. So if you travel often or prefer to run to the closest convenience store, Pinnacle Checking saves you time and money.

    Plus, there’s no monthly service fee if you have at least $25,000 in combined balances in deposits, consumer loans (excluding mortgages), credit card balances, and investments1 with us, or if you are able to maintain a daily minimum balance of at least $1,000.

    See our At-A-Glance Fees, Terms & Conditions (PDF) and the Retail Account Disclosure Booklet (PDF) for more information.

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    Choose your Pinnacle Checking options

    Let’s talk convenience and peace of mind. Pinnacle has lots of ways to help you bank around your busy life.

    Overdraft Protection: Add overdraft protection to your Pinnacle account in case an accidental need occurs (restrictions and fees may apply). Complete list of Overdraft Protection options

    eStatements & Online Banking: Sign up for eStatements and avoid a cluttered desk. You’ll get an email alert whenever your statement is ready to view online. Access up to 24 months of eStatements through our Online Banking service, and monitor and manage your account 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    Free Bill Pay: Save stamps and time when you set up regularly scheduled payments for monthly bills — and one-time payments for other goods and services. Each payment will be sent automatically on the date you choose. Learn more about Online Bill Pay.

    Checks: Sometimes you just need to write a check. If you prefer to use traditional paper checks, you'll enjoy unlimited orders of Pinnacle-style checks and 50 percent off all other check styles.

    Discover the benefits of Pinnacle Checking

    With Pinnacle Checking All 425,000 ATMs in the US are free, period. When you can’t make it to one of our branches or use one of our convenient ATMs, you’ll enjoy full reimbursement of other banks’ ATM fees across the nation.

    Other great benefits include:

    • Free First Niagara Pinnacle-style checks and 50 percent off all other check styles
    • Earn Interest
    • Free First Niagara Mobile Banking app with Mobile Check Deposit (available to eligible customers)
    • Free money orders
    • Free annual financial check-up
    • Earn competitive rates on connected Pinnacle Money Market
    • Up to $30 a year off safe deposit box rental with autopay
    • Provides a discount of .50% on loans and lines of credit with (excluding mortgages) autopay
    • Optional Overdraft Protection (restrictions and fees apply)

    It’s an easy way to simplify your banking and earn more benefits by consolidating your accounts. 

    Understand Pinnacle Checking terms and conditions

    We want to help ensure you understand the details of your account. So keep in mind that: 

    • In order to pay no monthly service fee on your Pinnacle Checking Account, you must maintain a minimum daily balance of $1,000, or a combined balance of at least $25,000 in deposits, loans (excluding mortgages), credit cards and investment1 accounts.
    • Each month that you are unable to maintain either of these balances, you will be charged a $15 fee.
    • Using any of the ATMs in the U.S. is free, and we will reimburse the cost of using other U.S. ATMs outside of our network. Rebates are credited to your account at the end of each statement cycle.
    • First Niagara charges $5 for use of International ATMs and surcharges may apply for non-First Niagara ATMs outside of the United States and Canada, which are not rebated.

    You can review complete details of this account in our Retail Account Disclosure Booklet

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  • Account Rates

    Balance APY
    > $1 0.010%
    > $3k 0.010%
    > $10k 0.010%
    > $100k 0.010%
  • Access your accounts 24/7 with convenient Online Banking and Mobile Banking.

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1Securities and investment advisory services are offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC and an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. First Niagara Bank, N.A. and First Niagara Investment Services are not registered broker/dealers, are not affiliated with LPL Financial and do not offer tax advice. Please consult a tax advisor.

2Rebates are credited to your account at the end of each statement cycle. First Niagara charges $5 for use of International ATMs and surcharges may apply for non-First Niagara ATMs outside of the United States and Canada, which are not rebated.

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Set something aside for the future and enjoy even more benefits and flexibility when you link your Pinnacle Money Market Account with Pinnacle Checking.