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$100 Checking Account Bonus at a NJ/PA/DE Bank (The Bank/Fulton) - Update

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The Bank is again offering a $100 checking account bonus. The first $50 is given when you open your account. The second $50 is given when you activate direct deposit. The Bank has a free checking account with no minimum balance requirements or monthly service fees.

I first reported on this promotion last November. When I called at that time, I was told that accounts can only be opened for those in New Jersey. You can apply online or by phone for the checking account, but you have to visit a branch to sign the signature card. The CSR didn't know if there's a hard credit pull.

The Bank is part of Fulton Financial Corporation which also has Fulton Bank in Pennsylvania and Delaware National Bank in Delaware. This same checking account promotion is listed at both of these banks' websites and seem to have the same terms as The Bank. I haven't contacted these banks to see if these also require a branch visit.

The Bank has been FDIC insured since 1989 (Certificate # 27614).

Thanks to hans who mentioned this bonus in the comments.
  Tags: The Bank, Pennsylvania, Delaware National Bank, New Jersey, Delaware, checking account

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7 comments.
Comment #1 by Anonymous posted on
Anonymous
I Looked at the Delaware bank and Fulton bank websites, but did not see the promotion you referenced. There was a $50 Simply Switch promotion on the Fulton bank site, but no $100 deal.

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Comment #2 by Anonymous posted on
Anonymous
"The Bank" -- what a stupid name.

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Comment #3 by Banking Guy (anonymous) posted on
Banking Guy
The worse thing about the name is trying to find it in the FDIC database.

For the other two banks, each home page has a small image ad on the bottom right that mentions the Simply Switch promotion with the $100 bonus.

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Comment #4 by Hans (anonymous) posted on
Hans
Another Fulton subsidiary, Skylands Bank (central/northern NJ), is offering a $75 Visa gift card for turning in unused checks from your former bank.
www.skylandscombank.com

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Comment #5 by zjts (anonymous) posted on
zjts
did anyone find this $100 bonus offer avail to do online or over the phone? Is a branch visit still required?

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Comment #6 by Anonymous posted on
Anonymous
All of Fulton Financial affiliate banks are shown here: http://www.fult.com/AffiliateLocations.html

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Comment #7 by Anonymous posted on
Anonymous
"I authorize the bank to obtain a copy of my current credit report as a condition of acceptance of this application and for the purpose of extension or renewal of credit. "

This looks like it's a hard pull. I answered "no" to this question. I'll keep you posted as to the outcome.

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