New SunTrust Checking Value Packages Offer More Perks as Life Changes

Aug 03, 2015, 08:30 ET from SunTrust Banks, Inc.

ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To match its checking accounts with ever-changing life circumstances, SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) announced today a simplified set of solutions – Essential, Select and Signature Advantage – that provide specific, tiered rewards and expanded benefits as one's banking relationship grows, including additional cash back when using a SunTrust credit card.

Each checking package offers its own specific perks:

  • Essential Package: includes an Essential Checking account with simple ways to waive the monthly maintenance fee, including ten or more monthly transactions; and no monthly maintenance fee for five years for students.
  • Select Package: includes a Select Checking account (and up to three additional Essential checking accounts with no monthly fee); two monthly fee waivers for non-SunTrust ATM cash withdrawals; $25 annual discount on any safe deposit box; and an introductory promotional savings account interest rate.
  • Signature Advantage Package: includes a Signature Advantage Checking account (and up to four additional Essential checking accounts with no monthly maintenance fee); unlimited non-SunTrust ATM transaction fee refunds; option to participate in Delta SkyMiles® Debit Card program; a small safe deposit box with no annual fee; and an introductory promotional money market account interest rate.

"We encourage people to evaluate whether their checking accounts are keeping up with their lifestyles," said Beverly Ladley, client strategy and solutions executive at SunTrust Bank. "On average, people keep checking accounts years longer than cell phones, jobs or cars. As life's circumstances change, however, people should consider upgrading their checking accounts as well."

According to industry research, people keep checking accounts for an average of 10 years, but cell phones for only two years, jobs for 4.6 years and cars for 7.7 years.

"Life events like getting married, having kids or buying a house can substantially change a person's financial needs," added Ladley. "A married couple might want three checking accounts, for example: two individual accounts and another for the family. SunTrust has options that fit these unique circumstances." 

SunTrust's new lineup of checking packages is available now. To learn more go to, visit a SunTrust location near you or call 800.SUNTRUST.

About SunTrust Banks, Inc. SunTrust Banks, Inc., one of the nation's largest financial services organizations, is dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for its clients and communities. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company serves a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of June 30, 2015, SunTrust had total assets of $188.9 billion and total deposits of $144.9 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic States and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services.  Through its various subsidiaries, the company provides mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust's Internet address is  

SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.