Checking account options for every stage of life.

Giving you what you want: options. Choose from five checking accounts that we’ve intentionally designed to be the very best options in Abbeville County. Whether you’re looking for a basic free checking account, or something more robust that will pay you one of the highest interest rates in Abbeville County, we’ve got you covered.

And HopeSouth now offers CardValet, the free mobile app that allows you to control spending and card usage on the go!

Don’t believe we have the BEST checking account options in Abbeville County? We’ve done the research for you! Compare our account with others offered within our community with the side by side comparisons below.

Checking Account Type
Abbeville First BankAbbeville Community FCUSouth State BankFirst Citizens Bank
Free/Basic CheckingNo minimum daily balance, no fees, 1 box of free checks$25 minimum to open, no minimum daily balanceNo minimum balance, no fees, interest paid on balance of $500 or moreNo minimum balance, no monthly fee ($5) if enrolled in eStatements, no interest$50 minimum deposit. Avoid the $8 monthly fee if enrolled in e-statements
Greater Advantage$200 minimum opening balanceMinimum $50 deposit to open and $5 monthly service feeX$25 to open, $3,500 minimum daily balance, $15 fee if monthly requirements not met, earns interest, free checks$100 minimum deposit. Avoid the $50 monthly service fee with average monthly deposit of $100,000 or more
Student CheckingNo minimum, no fees, pays no interest, remote deposit captureXX$3 monthly fee if not enrolled in eStatements, no interestX
Money MarketMinimum of $1,500 to open, 1% APY* up to $15,000, no fees, 1 box of free checks, remote deposit capture, 10 debit card transactions per month and direct deposit to qualify for 1% APY7 free withdrawals per month, $100 daily minimum balance to avoid the $5 monthly service charge, maintain $10,000 daily balance to earn interestX$50 to open account, earns interest, $5,000 minimum daily balance, $15 monthly fee if minimum is not met, 6 checks/withdrawals a month, $10 excess activity fee for greater than 6 withdrawalsX
Fresh StartThe Fresh Start account is for those who are serious about seeking a better financial future. This account does have a monthly maintenance fee.XXXX

(Updated 7/21/20)