Building stronger financial futures for Charleston residents

Affordable financial products and services.
Bank On Charleston is a coalition of local organizations, financial institution, and the City of Charleston to bring financial empowerment to the citizens of Charleston. We provide information and assistance in opening a safe and affordable checking account. Bank On Charleston also provides financial educational opportunities. It is never too late to learn about and join mainstream financial institutions. Everyone is welcome!
Underbanked Households

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

6.7% of Charleston households do not have a banking account
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 connecting Charleston residents to better banking products and making our community a safer, more accessible place to bank.
Bank On Charleston coalition members are working together to ensure that all households have access to safe and affordable bank accounts that meet their needs, allows them to increase assets, and strengthen their financial stability.

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.

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