First Niagara Bank has launched a new checking account, called StudentFirst Checking, for college students. The account has no minimum balance requirement , no monthly service fee, no foreign ATM fees, up to five ATM surcharge (imposed by ATM operators) refunds per month and a debit-card rewards program.
“StudentFirst provides a logical option for college students, and gives them access to First Niagara’s best-in-class customers service,” said Avi Patel, First Niagara senior director of product development.
Previously, First Niagara marketed its eChecking account to students. The eChecking account had no monthly fee and limited check-writing to five times per month. There is no ATM-reimbursement perk.