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Power Checking


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Power Checking
Minimum balance to open
Minimum daily balance
Monthly service charge3
Free and Required
Paper Statement Fee3
Paper Image Statement Fee3
Earns Interest1,2
Yes - Tiered Rate Structure
No initial setup fee
$10.00 initial setup fee
MidWestOne-owned ATM withdrawals
Non-MidWestOne-owned ATM withdrawals
$1.00/withdrawal.  Refunds up to $15.00 per month#
Additional Benefits & Information
To qualify for the Power Rate and receive ATM fee refunds, each qualification cycle, you must:
1. Receive monthly Online Secure eStatements;
2. Have at least 10 check card transactions post and clear (excludes ATM and PIN-based transactions); and
3. Have at least one direct deposit, automatic debit from a third party, or an online bill payment transaction post and clear.
  # Refunds up to $15.00 per qualification cycle will be made for domestic ATM surcharges paid as well as ATM usage fees.  ATM surcharges greater than $4.99 are not automatically refunded and require the presentation of a receipt for refund.

2016 Power Checking Statement Cycle



JANUARY January 27, 2016
february February 24, 2016
march March 23, 2016
april April 27, 2016
may May 25, 2016
june June 22, 2016
july July 27, 2016
august August 24, 2016
september September 28, 2016
october October 26, 2016
november November 23, 2016
december December 28, 2016
  • Transaction counts for qualification cycle end on this day.
  • Interest is paid on this day.
  • Statement is credit for ATM refunds on this day.

How to Earn the Power Rate

To earn the Power Rate on up to $25,000 and receive domestic ATM surcharge refunds nationwide, follow these 3 simple requirements and helpful tips:

  1. Have at least 10 signature-based check card purchases post and clear each qualification cycle.
  • As a rule of thumb, whenever you swipe your Check Card and don’t enter your PIN, that counts as a signature-based transaction
  • Debit or credit? Choose “credit”
  • Gas pumps, if given a choice, select “Pay Credit Here”
  • Online purchases count as signature-based transactions
  • Qualification cycle always ends the fourth Wednesday of each month, and transactions may take a few days to post (Hint: Try to get your 10 purchases done early in the month).
  1. Have at least one direct deposit, automatic debit from a third party, or a bill payment transaction post and clear each qualification cycle. Such as:
  • Payroll into your account
  • Automatic monthly payment to your insurance company
  • Automatic monthly payment to a utility company
  • Online bill payments do count as automatic debits if you are using MidWestOne Bank’s bill pay service
  • If using another means to make a bill payment, it will count as an automatic debit if you are using our routing number and your account number to make the payment. It will count as a signature-based check card transaction if using your Check Card to make the payment
  • Automatic transfer to loans or other deposit accounts within MidWestOne Bank do not count
  1. Enroll and receive online Secure eStatements
  • Register for Online Secure eStatements
  • OR enroll in Online Banking at MidWestOne.com (under Personal Banking, click through to Personal Online Services, and then click Enroll Now). This automatically registers you for Online Secure eStatements.
  • You must accept electronic delivery with a valid email address. You must also access online banking at least once every 180 days to keep both your online banking account and Secure (electronic) eStatements active.

(1) Daily Balance Method used to calculate interest on account. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the principal balance in the account each day.
(2) Interest rates are variable and subject to change at the bank’s discretion at any time. The annual percentage yield may vary due to the interest rate changes and fees. Please refer to our Deposit Rates for current interest rates and annual percentage yields based on designated balance tiers.
(3) Sales Tax will apply to these items.
(4) This relationship includes personal checking, savings, certificates of deposit, IRAs and current balance on consumer loans.  Excludes residential real estate loans, demand deposit loans, and Fresh Start loans.
(5) The mobile app is free.  The service is free.  Message and data rates may apply from your wireless carrier.

MidWestOne Bank will deem your transactional account inactive if you do not make any deposits to, or withdrawals from, the account for a 12-month period. The statement cycle may also change to semi-annual with June 30 and December 31 statements.