SimpleStart Checking Masthead

We all make mistakes.  It’s a fact of life that we learn from our mistakes but sometimes have to pay the consequences for the bad decisions we make in the process. 

If you’ve not handled your checking account with the most diligence and now that’s held you back from having a checking account, let us help.  At Bank of Travelers Rest, we want to give you a simple, new start to your checking relationship.

With a SimpleStart Checking Account at Bank of Travelers Rest, you will once again have the ability to access the convenience of a checking account while learning to manage your better banking experience.  SimpleStart Checking benefits include:

  • FREE Visa® Debit Card
  • FREE Online Banking with Bill Pay
  • FREE myBTRmoney1 with Mobile Deposit
  • FREE eStatements with images
  • FREE 24-Hour Telephone Banking
  • FREE Customer Support Center inquiries
  • FREE ATM withdrawals2
  • Sign up for Direct Deposit, and we'll put $25 into your checking account!3
  • Sign up for eStatements and we'll deposit $10 into your account!4

A SimpleStart Checking Account can be opened with a deposit of $100.  After that, there is no minimum balance requirement and the monthly maintenance fee is $9.50.  So, get a new start on your checking relationship.  Start simple.  SimpleStart Checking!


1. 3rd party message/data rates may apply. Review your contract with your wireless provider for complete terms and conditions.

2. Bank of Travelers Rest foreign ATM fees waived. Other banks' fees apply.

3. Bank of Travelers Rest will deposit $25 into your account after the first direct deposit is received within 90 days of account opening.

4. Bank of Travelers Rest will deposit $10 into each transactional account signed up for eStatements up to three accounts for a maximum of $30 eStatements credit. This excludes HSA accounts.