Safe Check

City National’s Safe Check Account is an alternative to a traditional checking account, designed to help you avoid spending more than you have in your account. Safe Check offers a low monthly maintenance fee with no minimum balance requirement.

Access features of the Safe Check account include a debit card for day-to-day or ATM transactions, online banking with Online Bill Payment through City National Online and mobile banking, which includes FASTdeposit® to deposit checks using your smart phone or tablet.

To help you manage your account:

  • We won’t authorize an ATM or one-time debit card transaction when there is not enough money in your account at the time you use your card;
  • We won’t pay a check or other debit* if it would cause an overdraft in your account, and no NSF or overdraft fee will be assessed;

For more information view the Frequently Asked Questions.


  • No NSF or overdraft fees assessed on the account
  • Unlimited transactions with your City National Check Card
  • Online Banking and Bill Payment through City National Online
  • Mobile Banking, which includes FASTdeposit
  • Paperless statements available

Rates & Fees

  • Required Opening Deposit:$25
  • Monthly maintenance fee: $5
  • Monthly maintenance fee waived with Direct Deposits totally $250 or more per statement period
  • Per-Item fee: $1.00 per Online Bill Payment draft** (after the first 5 per month)