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From checking needs to credit needs, Peoples Bank & Trust Co. knows no two businesses are exactly alike. Ask about the best way to manage your operating account. Your success is our business, build a relationship with trust.

Frequently Asked Questions

What documentation is needed in order to open a business account?
Depending on how your business is structured you will need the following documents:

Sole Proprietorship

  • Social Security Number or Business Tax Identification Number
  • Business License showing both business and owner’s name, or
  • Business name filing document, such as a Fictitious Name Certificate or Certificate of Trade Name, showing both business and owner’s name

General Partnership

  • Business Tax Identification Number
  • Partnership Agreement showing business name and name of partners, and
  • Business name filing document, such as Fictitious Name Certificate or Certificate of Trade Name, showing business name and name of partners

Limited Partnership

  • Business Tax Identification Number
  • Limited Partnership Agreement showing business name and name of partners, and
  • Business organizing document filed with and certified by state official, such as Certificate of Limited Partnership, showing business name and name of partners

Limited Liability Partnership

  • Business Tax Identification Number
  • Limited Liability Partnership Agreement showing business name and name of partners, and
  • Business organizing document filed with and certified by state official, such as Certificate of Limited Liability Partnership, showing business name and name of partners

Corporation

  • Business Tax Identification Number
  • Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Incorporation
  • Corporate Resolution identifying authorized signers if officer names are not listed on Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Incorporation

Corporation (Publicly Traded)

  • Business Tax Identification Number
  • Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Incorporation
  • Corporate Resolution identifying authorized signers if officer names are not listed on Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Incorporation

Professional Corporation

  • Business Tax Identification Number
  • Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Incorporation
  • Corporate Resolution identifying authorized signers if officer names are not listed on Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Incorporation

Limited Liability Company

  • Business Tax Identification Number
  • Articles of Organization or Certificate of Formation
  • Corporate Resolution identifying authorized signers if officer names are not listed on Articles of Organization or Certificate of Formation

Unincorporated Association

  • Business Tax Identification Number
  • Organizing document, such as Articles of Association (if available)

Where can I open up the account?
Visit us at any location to open your checking account needs

My business needs to be able to accept Credit/Debit cards, can you help?
From accepting payments and managing inventory to keeping track of your customers and more, our Merchant Processing can simplify your operations and take you where you want to go!

I don’t have time to deposit all the check my business gets, what are my options?
Bank from your desk, with our Business Deposit System! Let’s you deposit and record your check deposits right from your business in a matter of seconds.  We also, have mobile deposits which allow you to deposit your check through your mobile phone.


Peoples Business Checking Community Checking Elite Business Checking
Feature

Sole proprietorships, start-ups and small businesses

Nonprofit organizations and small civic and community organizations.

Businesses that need the ability to maximize their interest income

Min. to open

$100

$100

$5000

Interest Rate

Non-interest bearing

Non-interest bearing

.25% APY*

Service Charge

$10

$5

$10

How to avoid Service Charge

$100 avg. balance per statement cycle

$100 avg. balance per
Statement cycle

$5,000 avg. balance per statement cycle

Requirements

None

None

ACH per statement cycle

Debit Card

Yes, with EMV Security

Yes, with EMV Security

Yes, with EMV Security

ATM

Access to 16,000 ATMs in 14 States with no surcharge

Access to 16,000 ATMs in 14 States with no surcharge

Access to 16,000 ATMs in 14 States with no surcharge

Transactions Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

All Checking accounts come with:

Chip Protected Card with Fraud Guard Security Online Banking with Bill Pay Mobile App Available with Remote Deposit Ability
Balance Insured Up to FDIC Applicable Limits Recieve Text Message Alerts For All Account Activity Online Banking with Funds Manager

For complete information, refer to our Truth in Savings disclosure available at any retail location.

*APY=Annual Percentage Yield is accurate as of 9/01/17. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notification. Interest rate shown is a variable rate that may change after the account is opened. Fees could reduce earnings. No broker deposits. To open Elite Business Checking account, you must open account with $5000 of new money. New money is money that is not already deposited in Peoples Bank & Trust Co.*One ACH debit or credit is required per statement cycle to earn .25% APY interest, if no ACH is conducted in statement cycle interest rate will be .10% APY. 3rd Party internet/data/message fees may apply for test message alerts, online banking, mobile app, bill pay, funds manager.

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