Freedom Checking

Our most flexible checking account with eStatements gives you the freedom of unlimited transactions, no minimum balance requirements, and no monthly fee*. The Freedom Checking account takes just $50 to open. All with the friendly service that only SouthWest Bank can provide.
*eStatements (Electronic Statements) enrollment required to avoid $5.00 paper statement fee except for individuals 21 years of age and younger and 62 years of age or older.

Personal Checking

When you’re ready to keep more money in your account, a Personal Checking account from SouthWest Bank is the secure, convenient solution. Open your own account with a $50 deposit, still have the freedom of unlimited transactions, and keep a minimum daily balance of $1,000 to avoid fees. If you fall below the $1,000 threshold, conservative monthly service charges will apply. See below for details:

  • $499.99 or less – $12.00
  • $500 to $699.99 – $9.00
  • $700 to $999.99 – $7.00

Star Checking

What if your checking account could do more? At SouthWest Bank, it’s always been our goal to serve the holistic needs of our customers. Which is why we’re proud to offer the Star Checking account. With just $50 to open an account, you’ll have complete peace of mind thanks to unlimited transactions and $10,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D). No minimum daily balance required and a small monthly service charge means you can keep more of your hard-earned money while protecting yourself and your family.
Membership Fee:

  • $10,000 AD&D and $20,000 Common Carrier Insurance – $10.00 per statement cycle*.
  • $20,000 AD&D and $40,000 Common Carrier Insurance – $11.00 per statement cycle**.
  • $30,000 AD&D and $60,000 Common Carrier Insurance – $12.00 per statement cycle***.
    Fees for active military, veterans, teachers, first responders, and customers age 62 or older are $5.00*, $5.50**, and $6.00*** respectively.
    Additional Features:
    Shopping/Travel/Attractions Discounts
    Cell Phone Protection
    CyberScout ID Theft Assistance
    Roadside Assistance
    Personal Estate Guide
    Prescription & Health Discounts

Elite Checking

Want the flexibility of a checking account and the interest-benefits of a savings account? With a SouthWest Bank Elite Checking account, you’ll enjoy unlimited transactions with this interest bearing account. Open an Elite Checking account today with $1,500 and maintain the same minimum daily balance to avoid a $12.00 monthly service charge.

Compare Personal Checking Accounts

Account Type

Freedom Checking

Personal Checking

Star Checking

Elite Checking

Minimum to Open $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $1,500.00
Account Details Unlimited transactions Unlimited transactions Unlimited transactions and $10,000.00 Accidental Death & Dismemberment. Unlimited transactions and interest bearing account*
Interest Paid No No No Yes
Minimum Daily Balance to Avoid Service Charge No Minimum Balance Required $1,000.00 No Minimum Balance Required $1,500.00
Monthly Service Charge eStatements (Electronic Statements) are required, paper statements will have a $5.00 fee per statement. The paper statement fee will not be charged to customers 62 years of age or older or 21 years of age or younger. $499.99 or less – $12.00 $500 to $699.99 – $9.00 $700 to $999.99 – $7.00 $1,000 or greater – No Service Charge $10,000 AD&D and $20,000 Common Carrier Insurance – $10.00 per month $20,000 AD&D and $40,000 Common Carrier Insurance – $11.00 per month $30,000 AD&D and $60,000 Common Carrier Insurance – $12.00 per month (fees for active military, veterans, teachers, first responders, and customers age 62 or older are $5.00, $5.50, and $6.00 respectively) $12.00
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