Update 1/4/2021: Deal is back and valid until March 31, 2021.
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $200
- Availability: AL, AR, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, WV, VA, and D.C Only
- Direct deposit required: No
- Additional requirements: Deposit $1,500
- Hard/soft pull: Soft
- ChexSystems: Mixed
- Credit card funding: Personal accounts can be funded up to $1,000, presumably business accounts are the same. Looks like the limit might be $500 for business.
- Monthly fees: Waived for first 12 months for simple business checking
- Early account termination fee:
- Expiration date:
April 30th, 2018 July 31st, 2018 October 15th, 2018 December 31st, 2018 April 1st, 2019 July 1st, 2019 December 31st, 2019 March 31st, 2020 June 30th, 2020 September 30th, 2020December 31, 2020
- SunTrust is offering a bonus of $200 when you open a business checking account and complete the following requirements:
- Make cumulative qualifying deposits of $1,500 or more
The Fine Print
- You must be a new SunTrust business checking client. To be considered a new business checking client, the business cannot have an existing SunTrust business checking account with the with the same Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), including but not limited to an Employer Identification Number (EIN), prior to promotion start. Existing business checking clients are not eligible for this offer. Public Fund and IOLTA accounts are not eligible for this promotion. The business client cannot have closed a business checking account within 180 days of the promotion start date (on or after July 7, 2017). The business account holder must be 18 years or older at time of account opening. The account holder cannot be a non-resident alien. Employee-designated accounts are not eligible for this promotion. The business must be registered within the U.S. with the account’s mailing address in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia and have a valid U.S. TIN or EIN.
- Earn $200. FIRST, open a Simple Business Checking, Primary Business Checking or SunTrust Business Advantage Plus account online or in a branch between January 3, 2018 and April 30, 2018, inclusive, and enroll in the offer by following the Branch Account Opening and Promotion Enrollment Instructions below. THEN, within 30 days of opening the new eligible business checking account, you must make cumulative qualifying deposits (as described in the Qualifying Deposits section below) of $1,500 or more into your new account.
- Qualifying deposits for new business checking accounts exclude debit card (credit) transactions and NSF fee refunds. Deposits can be made on a one-time basis or cumulatively over the 30 days.
- After meeting all qualification requirements, the cash reward will be deposited into the new eligible business checking account in up to 8 weeks after all qualifications are met. If the $1,500 new checking account deposit requirement is not met, you will not be eligible for the reward. When the cash reward is deposited, it will appear in your new business checking account monthly statement as “Q1 2018 Small Business Checking Reward.” This offer is only applicable once per client. SunTrust may report the value of any reward received through any offer to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the recipient.
- The new business checking account must remain open and in good standing with a minimum balance of $0.01 until the reward is processed in order to receive the reward. Reward forfeiture will occur if: (1) the business checking account is changed to an account type not included in this client offer, (2) the business checking account is closed prior to the reward being processed, or (3) the new business checking account has a negative available balance at the time of qualification validation. SunTrust reserves the right to deduct the reward amount from the business checking account at the time of closing if the new business checking account is closed by the client or SunTrust within 180 days after opening.
- All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them
Simple Business Checking
This account has no monthly fee for the first 12 months. After that period you can waive it with 5 or more transactions.
Early Account Termination Fee
Account needs to be kept open for 180 days otherwise the bonus is forfeit.
Last few months they have had a bonus that required merchant services. Last year they had a similar deal but bonus was up to $400. Advantage to this bonus is that there is no monthly maintenance fees to worry about. Bonus seems very easy to qualify for just open the simple business checking account and deposit $1,500. Even better is cumulative deposits count for those that don’t have $1,500. I think I’ll add this to the best business checking bonuses. There is also a a $500 personal checking bonus.
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- Update 10/11/20: Extended until December 31, 2020.
- Update 7/24/19: previously the terms stated:
- The business client cannot have closed a business checking account within 180 days of the promotion start date
- That has now been reduced to 90 days (The business client cannot have closed a business checking account within 90 days of the promotion start date (on or after 04/03/2019). Might be last chance to get it from SunTrust before they merge BB&T
- Extended until September 30th, 2019.