Access Smart Rewards®

As a current or former member of the United States Armed Forces, open a Bank Smartly® Checking account and you'll automatically be enrolled in the Smart Rewards® Plus tier,1 at a minimum, regardless of your account balance. These are just some of the added benefits you’ll enjoy:

  • $0 monthly maintenance fees: Waive the fee as a member of the military2
  • $0 overdraft protection transfers made from an eligible linked U.S. Bank deposit account3
  • $0 overdraft fees when overdrawn $50 or less4
  • $0 ATM transaction fees at U.S. Bank ATMs and on first four Non-U.S. Bank ATM transactions per statement period (Non-U.S. Bank ATM transaction fees apply after four)56
  • First Non-U.S. Bank ATM Surcharge charged by ATM Owner reimbursed per statement period
  • Overdraft Fee Forgiven7 program
  • Free cashier’s checks*, personal money orders* and stop payments*
  • Ability to earn interest on your checking account8


* A Bank Smartly® Checking account and/or Smart Rewards® enrollment are not required to qualify for these benefits.

Benefits beyond checking

Your Plus tier benefits don’t stop with your Bank Smartly® Checking account. You’ll also enjoy:

  • A mortgage loan closing cost credit of 0.25% on your new first mortgage loan amount, up to a maximum of $1,0009
  • A Monthly Maintenance Fee waived on all Standard Savings or Elite Money Market accounts
  • A Standard Savings Interest Rate Lift of 10% of the standard interest rate10
  • A waiver on your IRA annual fee11

Take control of your financial wellness.

Bank Smartly® with U.S. Bank by tapping into an array of tools, programs and resources that work together to put you - and keep you - on the road to financial wellness. Download the U.S. Bank Mobile App and explore ways to manage cash easily, move money safely and save and spend wisely.

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The verdict is in…. Our app is #1.

More than one million clients have given the U.S. Bank Mobile App an overall rating of five stars. Industry experts ranked us #1 for:

  • Best mobile app12
  • Best digital mortgage tools13
  • Best customer service features14
  • Best mobile check deposit15
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Rest easy. We’ve got you covered.

Your money and data are protected with:

  • Zero fraud liability16
  • The industry's strongest available encryption
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More resources for our military members and veterans

Learn more about our specialized benefits for veterans, how we support the military community and our military-friendly workplace culture.

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  1. All regular account opening procedures apply. $25 minimum deposit required to open a U.S. Bank consumer checking account. Members of the military (requires self-disclosure) and clients ages 24 and under and those 65 and over pay no monthly maintenance fee.

  2. Members of the military (requires self disclosure) and clients ages 24 and under and those 65 and over pay no monthly maintenance fee. All others can have it waived by meeting any one of the following criteria: Have combined monthly direct deposits totaling $1,000 or more; or keep a minimum average account balance of $1,500 or more; or presence of an eligible personal U.S. Bank credit card; or qualify for one of the four Smart Rewards® tiers (Primary, Plus, Premium or Pinnacle).

    The average account balance is calculated by adding the balance at the end of each calendar day in the statement period and dividing that sum by the total number of calendar days within the statement period. Other fees may apply.

    Please refer to the Consumer Pricing Information (PDF) disclosure for more details.

  3. If you have linked eligible accounts and the negative Available Balance in your checking account is $5.01 or more, the advance amount will transfer in multiples of $50. If, however, the negative Available Balance is $5 or less, the amount advanced will be $5. The Overdraft Protection Transfer Fee is waived if the negative Available Balance in your checking account is $50 or less.

    Note: If you have Overdraft Protection and your account becomes overdrawn, Overdraft Protection funds will be accessed before the account is eligible for U.S. Bank Overdraft Fee Forgiven.

    Refer to Your Deposit Account Agreement (PDF) section titled Overdraft Protection Plans for additional information.

  4. In the event the Available Balance at the end of the business day is or would be overdrawn $50.01 or more and the transaction paid is $5.01 or more, an Overdraft Paid Fee may be assessed for each item. In the event the Available Balance at the end of the business day is or would be overdrawn $50.00 or less, a fee will not be assessed. U.S. Bank limits the number of charges to a daily maximum of three Overdraft Paid Fees per day, no matter how many items we pay on your behalf.

  5. ATM Transaction FeeU.S. Bank will assess this fee for each ATM Transaction conducted at the Non-U.S. Bank ATM.  Non-U.S. Bank ATMs are defined as any ATM that does not display the U.S. Bank logo in any manner, physically on the ATM or digitally on the screen.

    ATM Surcharge.  Non-U.S. Bank ATM owners may apply a surcharge fee on ATM transactions at their ATMs. U.S. Bank participates in MoneyPass®, an ATM surcharge free network. To find MoneyPass ATM locations, select “visit the MoneyPass locator” at the bottom of our ATM locator search results to be taken to the MoneyPass website. If you use an ATM that uses the MoneyPass® Network and are charged a surcharge fee, please call us at 800-USBANKS (872-2657) for a refund of the surcharge fee.

    Please refer to the Consumer Pricing Information (PDF) disclosure section titled Miscellaneous Checking, Savings or Money Market Fees for a summary of ATM transaction fees.

  6. When changing checking account types, corresponding Non-U.S. Bank ATM transaction fee waivers will become available on the first day of the next statement cycle. ATM transaction fee waivers are only applicable for your U.S. Bank Smartly® Checking accounts.

  7. Consumer checking accounts (excluding Safe Debit accounts) assessed an Overdraft Paid Fee may qualify for a fee waiver. The Overdraft Fee Forgiven period starts the first day your Available Balance becomes negative and you were charged an Overdraft Paid Fee(s). U.S. Bank will review your account at the end of the Overdraft Fee Forgiven period (11 p.m. ET) and if your Available Balance (excluding the Overdraft Paid Fees and including immediate and same day deposits), is at least $0 we will waive Overdraft Paid Fee(s) charged. Deposits that generally will qualify for Overdraft Fee Forgiven include: ACH and electronic deposits, cash deposits, wire transfers, ATM deposits at U.S. Bank ATMs, check deposits in branch and internal transfers from another U.S. Bank account. Deposits that generally will not qualify for Overdraft Fee Forgiven include: Mobile check deposit, extended hold placed on a deposit and deposits into new accounts opened less than 30 days where funds are generally made available the fifth business day after the day of your deposit. Refer to the Determining the Availability of a Deposit – All Accounts section of Your Deposit Account Agreement (PDF) for full funds availability details.

  8. Variable rate account – Interest rates are determined at the bank’s discretion and may change at any time. Speak to a banker for current deposit rates, disclosures on rates, compounding and crediting and other balance information.

  9. For purchase or refinance transactions, the maximum credit is $1,000. Certain mortgages may not be eligible for stated credits. Offer may not be combined with any other mortgage offers and can only be applied once per property within a 12-month period. To receive the U.S. Bank client credit, a U.S. Bank Smartly® Checking account must be established prior to final loan approval, or must have either an existing U.S. Bank Personal Checking Package or first mortgage with U.S. Bank. A minimum of $25 is required to open a U.S. Bank Smartly® Checking account.

    For a comprehensive list of account pricing, terms and policies, see the Consumer Pricing Information (PDF) disclosure and Your Deposit Account Agreement (PDF). These documents can be obtained by contacting a U.S. Bank branch or calling 866-758-8655.

    Loan approval is subject to credit approval and program guidelines. Not all loan programs are available in all states for all loan amounts. Interest rates and program terms are subject to change without notice. Visit to learn more about U.S. Bank products and services. Mortgage, home equity and credit products offered by U.S. Bank National Association and are subject to credit approval. Deposit products offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Member FDIC

  10. Variable rate account. Interest rates are determined at the bank’s discretion and can change at any time. Speak to a banker for current deposit rates, disclosures on rates, compounding and crediting, and other balance information. The interest rate Lift is calculated by taking your current interest rate and multiplying it by the interest rate Lift. This gets the interest rate Lift amount, which is added on top of the current interest rate. The interest rate Lift applies to standard rates only, it is not applicable for special or promotional rates. Savings interest rate Lift applies to Standard Savings only.

  11. Maintaining an open U.S. Bank Smartly® Checking account enrolled in the Smart Rewards® Plus tier, at a minimum, is required to waive the IRA annual fee. The IRA annual fee waiver does not apply to Personal Trust IRAs.

  12. Digital financial services benchmarking firm Keynova Group ranked U.S. Bank #1 for mobile banking apps in its Q3 2023 Mobile Banker Scorecard.

  13. The 2021 Kiplinger Best Financial Customer Service rankings gave U.S. Bank the highest score among mortgage lenders in its survey for best mortgage digital capabilities.

  14. In Business Insider Intelligence's fourth annual US Mobile Banking Competitive Edge Study in 2020, the U.S. Bank Mobile App was ranked No. 1 in customer service features.

  15. In its 2021 Mobile Deposit Benchmark report, Cornerstone Advisors rated the U.S. Bank Mobile App check deposit feature as number one in the industry for customer experience based on factors including deposit limits, error prevention, real-time status updates, auto-capture functionality and more. 

  16. Zero fraud liability – U.S. Bank provides zero fraud liability for unauthorized transactions. Cardholder must notify U.S. Bank promptly of any unauthorized use. Certain conditions and limitations may apply. See the Electronic Fund Transfers section in Your Deposit Account Agreement (PDF)  for details.

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