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First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking

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First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking

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Highlights
Monthly Fee $0 - $12
ATM Fee: Out-of-Network $3
Minimum Balance to Avoid Monthly Fee $2,500
APY (Annual Percentage Yield) 0.01% - 0.03%

First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking Review

First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking is offered by First Midwest Bank, a bank founded in 1933 and based in Chicago, . First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking is available in 4 states across the USA.

Key Takeaways
  • Low APY. The maximum annual percentage yield for this account is only 0.03%.
  • Charges a monthly fee. This account charges a monthly maintenance fee of up to $12, but the fee is waived if you keep a minimum balance of $2,500 or have a monthly direct deposit of $1,000.
  • Large minimum initial deposit. You need a minimum deposit of $100 to open an account. This is a relatively large minimum initial deposit when compared to the other accounts that we track.
  • Free bill pay. Pay your bills to practically anyone in the United States through First Midwest Bank.
  • Hard credit pull. First Midwest Bank may require a hard pull on your credit report to open a checking account.
First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking Pros & Cons
Pros Cons
  • $150 mortgage closing cost rebate with this account.
  • 0.25% discounts on all secured consumer installment loans.
  • 20% discount on Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Interest-yielding account.
  • Access to physical branches.
  • Free debit card
  • Access to a nationwide network of ATMs.
  • Avoidable monthly maintenance fee on an account with a very low APY
  • No signup bonus.
  • Not FDIC-insured.
  • Only available in 4 states.
  • Higher than average wire transfer fees.
  • Monthly service charge (if minimums are not met).
  • Charges a higher than average fee on out-of-network ATM transactions.
First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking FAQ

Are checking accounts from First Midwest Bank federally insured?

Yes, your First Midwest Bank checking accounts are insured up to $250,000 per person by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The FDIC is an independent agency of the United States government that protects you against the loss of your insured deposits if an FDIC-insured bank or savings association fails. FDIC insurance is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.

What APY does First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking offer?

First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking offers an APY starting at 0.01% and ranging up to 0.03% (APY stands for annual percentage yield, rates may change).

First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking Rates and Terms
Rates Amount
APY (Annualized Percentage Yield) 0.01% - 0.03%

What are the account minimums for First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking?

First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking requires a minimum initial deposit of $100 to open an account.

First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking Account Minimums
Description Amount
Minimum Initial Deposit $100
Minimum Direct Deposit to Avoid Monthly Fee $1,000
Minimum Balance to Avoid Monthly Fee $2,500

What fees does First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking charge?

This account charges a monthly maintenance fee of up to $12.

First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking Fees
Description
Monthly Fee $0 - $12
Paper Statement Fee N/A
ATM Fee: In-Network $0
ATM Fee: Out-of-Network $3
NSF Fee $36
Overdraft Protection Fee (per transfer) $10
Overdraft Item Fee $36
Early Account Closure $25
Returned Deposit Fee (Domestic) $36
Debit Card Replacement Fee $5
Bank Teller Fee N/A
Check Cashing Fee N/A
Online Bill Pay Fee $0
Stop Payment Fee $37
Check Image Service N/A
Check Copy N/A
Foreign Transaction Fee (Debit Card) 3%
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Outgoing) $30
Wire Transfer Fee - International (Outgoing) $50
Wire Transfer Fee - International (Incoming) $15
Returned Deposit Fee (International) $36
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Incoming) $15
ATM Reimbursement Monthly Limit N/A

What features and perks does First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking offer?

This account includes the following features:

  • Free Bill Pay - Bill Pay allows you to pay bills easily from your account.
  • Mobile Banking Services - First Midwest Bank Midwest Checking allows you to manage your money online. This includes depositing checks in your account with your smartphone.
  • Nationwide ATM network - Conveniently transact at a nearby ATM.
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Availability

  Available in 4 states
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Wisconsin

Feature Breakdown

Minimum Direct Deposit to Avoid Monthly Fee $1,000
Minimum Initial Deposit $100
Minimum Balance to Avoid Monthly Fee $2,500
ATM Fee: In-Network $0
Online Bill Pay Fee $0
Debit Card Replacement Fee $5
Early Account Closure $25
Foreign Transaction Fee (Debit Card) 3%
Monthly Fee $0 - $12
NSF Fee $36
Overdraft Item Fee $36
Overdraft Protection Fee (per transfer) $10
Returned Deposit Fee (Domestic) $36
Returned Deposit Fee (International) $36
Stop Payment Fee $37
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Incoming) $15
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Outgoing) $30
Wire Transfer Fee - International (Incoming) $15
Wire Transfer Fee - International (Outgoing) $50
ATM Fee: Out-of-Network $3
Bank Account Features
  • Check Writing
  • Branch Access
  • Debit Card
  • Free Bill Pay
  • Fraud Protection
  • Mobile Banking
  • Nationwide ATM Network
  • Interest Bearing Account
  • Mobile Check Deposit
APY (Annual Percentage Yield) 0.01% - 0.03%

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