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Bank Mutual Unveils Premier, "Customizable" Account: Checking By You

Bank Mutual is the first financial institution in the State to offer a completely "customizable," Checking by You account - built entirely by the customer.

MILWAUKEE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank Mutual is pleased to announce its highly anticipated premier Checking by You account, now available to the public. Checking by You is an innovative account that allows customers to literally build a checking account with the features and enhancements they want. This account is the only one of its kind in Wisconsin, and one of four across the United States.

The process in which Checking by You works is simple. Customers start with a fully-loaded base account that includes:

  • Bank Mutual MasterCard® CheckCard;
  • Mobile Banking with an app for both phones and tablets;
  • e-Mail alerts;
  • Online Banking with Online Billpay;
  • e-Statements;
  • Nationwide access to over 22,000 surcharge-free Pulse / Select MoneyPass ATMs; and
  • CardCash™ Rewards (which pays up to 1% cash-back on debit card purchases).

Bank Mutual customers can then choose from a variety of checking add-on options which will build a tailor-made account. The possibilities are truly endless. The current list of enhancements to choose from include:

  • Paper statements;
  • Unlimited check supply;
  • ATM surcharge rebates (five per cycle);
  • Overdraft Protection (with deposit link);
  • Unlimited check writing;
  • Money Orders, Official Checks; and
  • Safe Deposit Box (where available).

Terry Anderegg, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking at Bank Mutual says, "We're excited to be the first financial institution in the Midwest to offer an account as flexible, unique, and specific to our customers' needs, as Checking by You. At Bank Mutual, we're always looking for ways to better meet the needs of our customers. In this case, we simply listened to the market. Checking by You is the outcome of what our customers want: complete control over their checking account and finances."

Customers can build their own account simply by visiting and make their selections from a variety of features; the process is estimated to take only a few minutes. Individuals can then have their customized account emailed to their address or printed. Once complete, they can quickly open their account at any one of our 76 Bank Mutual locations.

Bank Mutual is the third largest banking institution headquartered in the state of Wisconsin. Bank Mutual was founded in 1892 and operates 75 offices in the state of Wisconsin and one office in Minnesota. Bank Mutual offers the advantage of local decision making, and provides financial solutions for personal, small business and commercial clients that add value above and beyond traditional banking.

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