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Building stronger financial futures for Charleston residents

Affordable financial products and services.
Bank On Charleston is a coalition of local organizations, financial institutions, and the City of Charleston to financially empower the citizens of Charleston. We try to meet this goal in two ways, one by guiding unbanked individuals through the process of opening a safe and affordable checking account and two by providing financial education workshops to Children and Adults alike. It’s never too late to become the master of your finances and at Bank On we’re here to make that a reality.
19.4%
Underbanked Households

19.4% of Charleston households are underbanked, relying on some alternative financial services.
6.7%
Unbanked Households

6.7% of Charleston households do not have a banking account
$40K
Unbanked cost per family

Being unbanked can cost $40K over a lifetime due to use of costly alternative financial services for routine financial transactions
Our Coalition
Join us in our mission of providing financial stability to all Charleston residents by guiding them to safe and affordable banking services, and arming them with the financial knowledge they need to become a success!
Bank On Charleston coalition members work together to ensure that all Charleston residents have access to safe and affordable bank accounts that meet their needs and encourage financial growth and stability. Our coalition banks achieve this by creating accounts that have zero unexpected fees, adding overdraft safety nets and providing you with free deposits, free withdrawals, and free bill payments, Bank On is here to help you find success!
BANK ON CERTIFIED ACCOUNTS ARE…
Safe

These accounts do not allow overdraft or non-sufficient funds fees, so you’ll never be hit with a surprise fee.
Low Cost

Certified accounts are $5 or less per month, with no unpredictable fees.
Functional

Certified accounts always allow free deposits, free withdrawals, and free bill payments.

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