SunTrust Bank Essential Savings Account
SunTrust Bank Essential Savings Account
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SunTrust Bank Essential Savings Account

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Minimum Balance to Earn APY $0.01

SunTrust Bank Essential Savings Account Review

SunTrust Bank Essential Savings Account is offered by SunTrust Bank, a bank founded in 1865 and based in Atlanta, GA. SunTrust Bank Essential Savings Account are available in 11 states (and Washington, DC).

Key Takeaways

  • Low interest rate. The maximum annual percentage yield for this account is only 0.01%.
  • $0 monthly fee. This account does not charge any monthly account fees.
  • No minimum initial deposit. There is no minimum balance required to open an account online.
  • No ATM fees. SunTrust Bank Essential Savings Account does not charge fees on ATM transactions.

SunTrust savings account Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
  • Interest-yielding account.
  • Access to physical branches.
  • No signup bonus.
  • Does not provide access to a nationwide ATM network.
  • Does not come with a debit card
  • Only available in 11 states.
  • Higher than average wire transfer fees.

SunTrust savings account FAQ

Are savings accounts from SunTrust Bank federally insured?

Yes, your SunTrust Bank savings 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.

Does SunTrust Bank offer a signup bonus?

SunTrust savings account doesn't offer a signup bonus.

What is the minimum initial deposit for SunTrust savings account?

There is no minimum deposit to open a SunTrust savings account.
SunTrust Bank Essential Savings Account Minimums
Minimum Balance to Earn APY $0.01
Minimum Opening Deposit Starting at $0

What APY does SunTrust Bank Essential Savings Account offer?

SunTrust savings account offers an APY of 0.01% (APY stands for annual percentage yield, rates may change).

The interest rate on a savings account or checking account can change based, in part, on what the Federal Reserve does. Note that the APY of a savings account is the amount of interest you will earn if you keep your money in the account for a full year expressed as a percentage. The difference between an APY and an interest rate is that the APY takes into account how often your money earns interest (or compounds). The more often your money compounds, the more it will earn. Savings accounts with an interest rate that compounds daily, for example, will earn a higher return (and therefore a higher APY) than savings accounts that compound annually.

What fees does SunTrust savings account charge?

SunTrust savings account does not charge a monthly service fee. See the fee breakdown section below to view all fees.

  • Outgoing domestic bank transfers come with a $25 fee.
  • Outgoing international bank transfers come with a $50 fee. You can save a ton of money in fees if you use use a nonbank money transfer service.
  • SunTrust savings account charges a $25 fee for an early account closure. Contact SunTrust savings account for more details on what is considered an early closure.
  • SunTrust savings account charges $3 every time you request a paper statement.

What features and perks does SunTrust savings account offer?

This savings account includes the following features:

  • Check images with monthly statement - Reconciling your accounts and complying with document retention standards is easier when you have access to a copy of your checks for each statement period.
  • Fraud monitoring - SunTrust savings account monitors transactions for potentially fraudulent activity, such as when a debit card is unexpectedly used in a different location, or you make a sudden string of costly purchases.
  • Free Online Bill Pay - Online Bill Pay allows you to pay bills easily from your account.
  • Mobile Banking Services - SunTrust savings account allows you to manage your money online or with a mobile app. This includes depositing checks in your account with a mobile app on your smartphone.

Can you set up a direct deposit to SunTrust savings account?

Yes, you can typically set up a direct deposit to this account. However, it depends on the direct deposit program your employer uses. Most direct deposit programs allow you to send your paycheck to a savings or checking account. In some cases, you can even split your paycheck between the two.

What is the customer support email for SunTrust savings account?

The customer support email for SunTrust savings account is

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  Available in 11 states and Washington, D.C.
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Washington, DC
  • West Virginia

Feature Breakdown

Minimum Balance to Earn APY $0.01
Minimum Opening Deposit Starting at $0
Monthly Fee $0
International ATM Surcharge $5
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Outgoing) $25
Wire Transfer Fee - International (Outgoing) $50
Paper Statement Fee $3
Returned Deposit Fee (Domestic) $36
Early Account Closure $25
Immigration Status Considered
  • U.S. Citizen
  • U.S. Permanent Resident
Verification Documents Required
  • Driver License (or other photo ID)
Bauer Financial A+/A Rating
Account Features
  • No ATM Fees
  • Free Bill Pay
  • Mobile Check Deposit
  • No Monthly Maintenance Fee
  • Interest Bearing Account
  • Check Images with Statement
  • Mobile Banking
  • Fraud Monitoring
  • Automatic Transfers
  • Bauer Financial A+/A Rating
  • Branch Access
APY (Annual Percentage Yield) 0.01%

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