Simply extraordinary.

Open a Choice or Premium Checking Account

Earn a $250 Cash Bonus*

What’s your extraordinary? Simplify—and get rewarded for it—here. Simplify your daily spending with Sterling’s Choice or Premium checking solutions—and earn one of our very best bonus rewards.

Earn $250 cash when you open either:

  • Choice Checking, offering virtually all the check-writing conveniences you need – at no monthly balance fee – when you maintain a balance of just $1,500.
  • Premium Checking with all the conveniences of Choice Checking – plus pays interest on your balances – when you keep just $2,500 in your account.

Both come with free conveniences that include online banking and bill pay, mobile banking and mobile deposit, and a debit MasterCard® so you can manage your money your way. Why wait to be rewarded? To open your Sterling checking account—and get your $250 bonus—visit your local Financial Center.

Get the best in personal service from your own Sterling banker.

Whichever solution you choose, you’ll have access to your own Sterling banker. Conveniently located in your local Sterling Financial Center, this experienced professional takes a holistic approach to your financial well-being and acts as your single point of contact to our bank-wide team of experts so you can make smart decisions about your money.

*You will receive $250 as a bonus if you satisfy all three of the following conditions: 1. Deposit at least $15,000 from a source outside of Sterling National Bank (“new money minimum”) into a new or existing Choice or Premium Checking account; 2. Maintain the new money minimum each month for four consecutive months; 3. Set up direct deposit within 60 days and have at least one direct deposit posted to your account each month for two consecutive months.

Cash bonus is paid to your account at the next statement cycle after all three conditions above are satisfied. Your account must be open at the time the cash bonus is credited. This cash bonus cannot be combined with any other cash bonus offer. Cash bonus will be reported as income on IRS Form 1099-INT. Offer can be revoked by Sterling National Bank at any time.