checking account


Definition of checking account

: a bank account against which the depositor can draw checks

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There is no application or origination fee and a 0.5 percent discount is offered with automated payments from any savings or checking account. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Students aren't the only ones crushed by school debt," 11 July 2018 For this data, JPMorgan looked at 39 million Chase checking accounts between 2012 and 2018. Rani Molla, Recode, "Uber drivers and other gig economy workers are earning half what they did five years ago," 24 Sep. 2018 To sweeten the deal, T-Mobile is offering up to 4 percent APY (annual percentage yield) on balances up to $3,000 in a T-Mobile Money checking account that deposits at least $200 monthly. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "T-Mobile just launched its own checking account service," 29 Nov. 2018 Related Some lenders already allow their customers to snap a picture of their license when opening a checking account on a mobile app. Emily Glazer, WSJ, "Banks Have a Solution for Their Identity-Fraud Woes: The DMV," 12 Nov. 2018 The social media giant has reportedly had talks with JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and US Bancorp to discuss proposed features including fraud alerts and checking account balances via Messenger. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Facebook: We’re not asking for financial data, we’re just partnering with banks," 6 Aug. 2018 To pay its employees, buy mailing materials, have a website, accept donations and membership dues, etc., the group needs basic checking account services. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "The National Rifle Association, America’s most powerful lobby, claims it’s in financial crisis. What?," 3 Aug. 2018 The San Francisco startup began offering customers a SoFi checking account and debit card in June. Maureen Farrell, WSJ, "Under Noto, SoFi Trying to Raise Money for Deals," 2 July 2018 The high-end creamy powder highlighters are at the top of several beauty must-have lists (for good reason) and the makeup brand just gave us another reason to dip into our checking accounts. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Becca’s Tangerine Highlighter Gives the Perfect Summery Glow," 23 Apr. 2018

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circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of checking account was circa 1909

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English Language Learners Definition of checking account

US : a bank account from which you can take money by writing checks

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Kids Definition of checking account

: an account in a bank from which the depositor can draw money by writing checks

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