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Green Checking Account

Go paperless and get more cash in the process.

Earn interest and, for a limited time, a $300 bonus.

Green works in various ways with this account. For new customers not currently banking with FBT, you have to enroll in eStatements, which means you're reducing paper waste. And this account is structured to help you earn more interest with tiered rates. Plus, we'll deposit $300 in your account when you establish and maintain direct deposit1

  • Open with a minimum deposit of $100 not already on deposit with FBT
  • Tiered rates mean higher balances earn more interest
  • Unlimited check-writing, ATM2 and debit card transactions
  • Includes a VISA® debit card
  • Manage money through online banking, mobile banking3, online bill payand First Bank by Phone

Monthly Service Charge

A $12 monthly charge applies, which you can avoid by maintaining a $1,500 average daily balance.
For our customers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, Green Checking is the checking account of choice to get more for your money.


Online Payment Options

With FBT, you have several ways to send and receive money, transfer money between financial institutions, and pay your bills...all from your FBT account.

Bill Pay

FBT's Personal Bill Pay is a free service4 for our checking account customers. Online Bill Pay allows you to pay your bills easily from your Online Banking or Mobile Banking account. It's fast, secure, and a great way to schedule, pay, and track your bills.


TransferNow is a quick and convenient way to immediately transfer money back and forth between your FBT account and accounts you may hold at other financial institutions. With TransferNow, money is available to use virtually with no waiting period.


Zelle is a fast, safe and easy way to send money directly between bank accounts in the U.S., typically within minutes5. With just an email address or U.S. mobile phone number, you can send money from your account through FBT Online Banking or Mobile Banking to people you trust, regardless of where they bank6,7.


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

1To receive $300 Account Opening Bonus, Primary Signer must be a new checking account customer and (1) open the account with at least $100 of new money not currently on deposit with FBT; and (2) establish and maintain a direct deposit from an employer or the government in the form of an electronic (ACH), from a paycheck, pension, or government benefit of at least $500 per statement cycle within 60 days of opening. Direct deposits do not include deposits or transfers made by an individual via online banking or payment provider. Bonus will be paid by credit to the account after 90 days if direct deposit has been established and deposits have been made and verified. One cash bonus per household. If the account is closed or Direct Deposit is discontinued within the first six months (180 days), a $25 service charge plus the Bonus will be deducted at account closing. E-statements are required. Bonus payment is considered interest and reported on IRS form 1099-INT. Bonus will not be paid with any other special offer or promotion. In the event the account becomes dormant with no activity for 18 months, a $5 monthly dormant fee will be assessed as long as there is no activity. An overdraft fee may be imposed for overdrafts created by check, in-person withdrawal, ATM withdrawal, or other electronic means. 

2 FBT offers totally free access to our network of ATMs in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Mississippi, and Florida. Find an ATM.
3 Mobile Banking is offered at no charge.

4 Online Bill Pay is provided at no additional charge unless you choose expedited processing which is billed at $14.95 per transaction. Please consult your enrollment agreement or an account representative about charges that may apply for special payment processing.

5 Transactions typically occur in minutes when the recipient's email address or U.S. mobile number is already enrolled with Zelle.

6 Must have a bank account in the U.S. to use Zelle.

7 Mobile carrier fees may apply.