Eastern Premier Checking

Get the checking account that rewards you with our highest level of benefits.

With Eastern Premier Checking, you'll enjoy no account fees, waivers on fees for related services and preferred rates on deposit accounts and loans.

Plus, for a limited time eligible customers get up to $350 when they open an Eastern Bank checking account by October 17, 2022 and qualify.*

  • $500 opening deposit
  • Get preferred rates on deposit accounts and save with discounted loan rates and on select loans with autopay2
  • No monthly fee
  • No fees for overdrafts, stop payments, wire transfers, and other services3
  • $25,000 combined monthly balance required1
  • Free non-Eastern ATM transactions and full reimbursement of other banks' surcharges


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*A minimum opening deposit of $25 is required for Eastern Free Checking, $50 for Eastern eZ Checking or $500 for an Eastern Premier Checking account. To qualify for the incentive, you must open an Eastern Bank personal checking account between 09/10/2022 and 10/17/2022 and have two or more payroll, pension or government direct deposits totaling the amounts noted in the table below post to your new checking account within the first 90 calendar days of the account opening date. Electronic credits other than payroll, pension or government benefits, such as person-to-person payments, transfers between your accounts at Eastern Bank and other institutions or brokerages, and payments through third parties such as PayPal or eBay do not qualify as a direct deposit. Incentive amount will vary. See the table below for details.

The amount of the incentive paid will be based on two or more qualifying direct deposits, totaling the amounts listed below, posted to your account within the first 90 calendar days of the account opening date:

Cumulative direct deposit amount:

Incentive will be:



$4,000 or more


This offer is valid for new consumer checking account customers only. New customers are primary signers who have not had a consumer checking account with Eastern Bank or any bank merged into Eastern Bank since September 10, 2021. The account must also meet the following requirements 90 calendar days after the account open date to receive an incentive (if the 90th calendar day falls on a non-business day, the requirements must be met on the following business day): (a) Primary signer must reside in MA, NH, ME or RI; (b) Primary signer must be age 18 or older; (c) Account must be open and have a positive balance. Incentives for qualified accounts will be deposited into customer’s account no later than 30 calendar days after confirmation that the account has met all the requirements. No incentive will be paid if the account is closed on the date, we attempt the deposit. The Bank may, at its discretion, pay the incentive earlier if all the qualifying requirements have been met. Only one incentive per customer and one incentive per household as defined by a common address. Customer will receive a 1099 form for this incentive. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the tax implications of this offer. Other qualifications and restrictions may apply.

1 The combined balance is required for Eastern Premier Checking. There is no monthly service fee, but the account will be changed to Free Checking if the combined balance requirement is not met. The combined balance includes balances in checking, savings and money market accounts, CDs, IRAs and consumer loans (excluding mortgages).

Preferred rates available on select deposit accounts and select loan accounts with autopay. All loans are subject to credit approval.

3 See the Personal Deposit Account Fees Disclosure and the Personal Deposit Account Agreement for details. 

4 You may be assessed fees by your financial institution if there are insufficient funds to cover a transfer of funds into your Eastern Give for Good feature.

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Zelle and Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and used herein under license.

Eastern Give For Good, a charitable giving account, is powered by Pinkaloo Technologies. Pinkaloo is a third-party service provider and not an affiliate of Eastern Bank.