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SIU Saluki Student Checking Cash Bonus

Receive $100 Cash Bonus              With Saluki Debit Card

Welcome back, SIU Salukis! Show your Saluki pride and open a new Saluki Student Checking Account by Tuesday, November 30, 2021 and you'll receive a cash bonus1 up to $100.  

Plus, contribute to SIU Scholarships With Every Debit Card Purchase

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Unleash benefits like:

  • No monthly fees
  • No Banterra ATM fees2  - At 55,000 ATMs through Banterra and Allpoint network or up to eight free non-Banterra ATM transactions per statement cycle
  • No overdraft fees3
  • Perfect product for customers 25 years old4
  • Only $25 to open account

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Checking Account Includes:

  • Free Banterra-SIU Saluki Visa® Debit Card
  • Digital Wallet Compatibility – Apple Pay®, Google Pay® or Samsung Pay®
  • Convenient Digital Banking – Person-To-Person Payment, Mobile Check Deposit
  • Transaction Activity Contributes To A Banterra-SIU Scholarship Fund5
  • Unique Saluki Fan Experiences, Ticket Offers and Discounts At SIU Athletic Events6
  • Banterra-Saluki Checks Available To Show Your Saluki Pride7
Banterra Bank® – Proud Sponsor of Saluki Athletics and Banterra Center®

1Cash Bonus: $100 Cash Bonus With Saluki Student Checking: Receive $100 bonus when you complete eight (8) Banterra-Saluki Visa Debit Card transactions within the first statement cycle of account opening. Bonus will be credited to your account in the statement cycle following this completion and will be reported as income on Form 1099-INT. Limit one bonus per student.  Bonus offer is not available for existing Banterra checking customers. Accounts must be opened by November 30, 2021 to receive bonus offer. Cannot be combined with other checking offers. Checking offer is not available to existing Banterra checking customers or previous customers whose accounts have been closed within the last 90 days or closed with a negative balance. Must be 18 years or older and agree to maintain account in good standing for a minimum of six months. Subject to bank approval. Employees are not eligible for this offer.

Account Closing: If your Saluki Student Checking account is closed within six months after opening, the bonus amount you received for that account will be deducted at closing.

2ATM Fees:  ATM fees charged by owners/operators of non-Banterra ATMs will be reimbursed on up to eight (8) non-Banterra ATM transactions, or up to $25 per statement cycle.

3Overdraft Fees:  Overdraft fees will be avoided by Banterra automatically declining any withdrawal or purchase that would be a result in insufficient funds to your account.  Customers who prefer to not have these transactions declined can link their account to a Banterra Overdraft Protection funding account; certain restrictions apply.

4Student Checking:  This account is only available to customers 25 years or younger.  At age 26, this account will automatically be converted to Saluki Interest Checking and must meet the specified account terms in order to avoid monthly fee.

5Banterra-SIU Scholarship Fund is facilitated by SIU.  To apply or learn more, go to

6Saluki Fan Offerings:  For complete details on unique Saluki fan experiences, ticket offers and discounts at SIU Athletic Events, go to

7Saluki checks and other check designs are available, prices vary per style.