Basic Checking is a debit account that comes with all of the features that you will need to feel secure. It includes standard benefits such as a mobile app and optional mobile check deposit, a debit card, free Fraud Analytics Protection, free eStatements with check images, online bill pay, Apple Pay® and much more.

With our free mobile app and online bill pay, we make it easy to track your spending, pay bills online, send money and deposit checks. Our Basic Checking is a non-interest account that requires no minimum monthly balance and no monthly service charge!

No gimmicks or hidden fees, just an easy to use basic checking account to take care of all of your needs. See the comparison below of two of our Checking Account options, and apply today!

Personal Checking Accounts

ACCOUNT FEATURESBASIC CHECKINGULTIMATE® CHECKING
Monthly Service Charge$5.95
Minimum Balance to Open$100.00$100.00
Minimum Daily Average Balance Required¹
Refunded ATM Fees²Yes!
Callaway Bank Rewards + 2,500 Bonus Points for Opening Your AccountYes!
One Waived Overdraft Fee Annually³Yes!
Bank Logo Checks Included with Account⁴
No Fees on Checks Written or Items Deposited✔
Debit Mastercard®
Fraud Analytics Protection
Online Banking & Bill Pay
Mobile Banking App with Mobile Check Deposit⁵
Apple Payᵀᴹ, Google Pay®, Samsung Payᵀᴹ ⁶
24hr Telebanking
eAlerts
Auto Transfer to Prevent Overdraft Fees⁷
eStatement with Check Images
Other FeesCommon Fees
OPTIONAL ACCOUNT FEATURES
Courtesy Pay Overdraft Protection⁸$800.00 Limit$1,200.00 Limit
Paper Statement$3.95 Per CycleNo Charge
FavCard (Custom Debit Card)$5.95$5.95
FavCard (Choose From Our Library)$1.95$1.95

¹If your account reaches a zero balance, it will automatically be closed. ²To get ATM fees refunded notify The Callaway Bank within 60 days of the statement date when the fee(s) were posted. Applies only to ATMs within the United States. ³Contact The Callaway Bank to waive (one) $32.50 overdraft fee per rolling 12 month period. ⁴Bank logo checks are included one box at a time for this account. ⁵Mobile Check Deposit available after a 30 day waiting period and approval. ⁶Apple, the Apple logo, iTunes, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Pay and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc. Google Pay is a trademark of Google Inc. Android, Android Pay, and the Android Logo are trademarks of Google Inc. ⁷Set up a Callaway Bank account to prevent overdraft fees. ⁸Courtesy Pay Overdraft Protection charges $32.50 per item overdrawn. The fee may be imposed for covering overdrafts created by check, in-person withdrawal, ATM withdrawal or other electronic means. ATM and everyday debit card transactions will be covered only if prior authorization is on file with the bank. Negative balances must be made current within 30 days, but will be subject to a $3.00 per day fee beginning on day three the account is negative. Overdrafts are paid at the sole discretion of the bank. Overdrafts may not be paid if your account is not in good standing.

 

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Digital Wallets FAQs

What if I get a new card?

Let’s say you get a new card because your old one is expiring. You will need to load your new card into your wallet and go through the authentication process by calling the bank again. Then you can delete your old card from your wallet.

Are all mobile devices capable of using their respective digital wallets? (i.e. Can all iPhones use Apple Pay?)

No. Older phones are not compatible. Below are general rules of thumb to use:

iPhones have to be iPhone 6 or newer.
Samsung phones have to be Galaxy 6s or newer.
Android Pay is available on all non-rooted Android devices (KitKat 4.4+).
See your device manufacturer for more specific details.

Will the transaction appear differently on my statement?

No. It will look like any other debit or credit card transaction.

How is it secure?

Your card numbers are not stored on the phone. The wallet app assigns each credit and debit card a virtual card number, sometimes referred to as a token, that is only associated with the digital wallet and mobile device you use.
When you use your device to pay, the wallet doesn’t send your actual credit or debit card number with your payment. Instead, it uses the virtual card number to represent your account info. Your card then is never exposed and neither is your checking account.
The apps require authorization via your fingerprint, passcode, or another security measure before completing the transaction. Additionally, to just have a card loaded the app will require the user to have their device security setup. Therefore if someone found your phone they couldn’t access your wallet without unlocking your phone.

What is the cost to use a digital wallet?

$0. Nothing. Nada. The purchase will be the same amount as if you paid with your card.

Please note that wireless data charges may apply and you should consult with your wireless carrier for more information.