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Checking Account Options

Our suite of accounts is designed for businesses with a modest volume of monthly transactions. Compare your options and see which business checking account best meets your needs for managing your finances flexibly, quickly, and easily. 

Primary Business Checking Accounts

Business Inspire Checking

Keep your business moving with a checking account built to make your banking simple.

Opening Deposit

$50

Monthly Transaction Volume

  • Conduct up to 50 deposit or withdrawal transactions per month at no charge1
  • Deposit up to $3,000 in cash per month without a fee2

    Can the Monthly Service Fee Be Waived?

    Yes,3 by maintaining a $1,000 minimum balance4 or by conducting $1,000 or more in transactions (debits or credits) each month.5

    Monthly Paper Statement Fee

    No charge, if you opt out of paper statements in favor of eStatements6

    Features and Benefits

Business Growth Checking

Keep your business growing with more generous monthly transaction and cash deposit limits.

Opening Deposit

$50

Monthly Transaction Volume

  • Conduct up to 250 deposit or withdrawal transactions per month at no charge11
  • Deposit up to $15,000 in cash per month without a fee12

    Can the Monthly Service Fee Be Waived?

    Yes,13 with a $2,500 minimum daily balance14 or $10,000 in business loan15 /credit card16

    Monthly Paper Statement Fee

    No charge, if you opt out of paper statements in favor of eStatements17

    Features and Benefits


Business Interest Checking

Earn interest on business checking balances while enjoying generous transaction limits.

Opening Deposit

$50

Monthly Transaction Volume

  • Conduct up to 250 deposit or withdrawal transactions per month at no charge22
  • Deposit up to $15,000 in cash per month without a fee23

    Can the Monthly Service Fee Be Waived?

    Yes,24 by maintaining a minimum daily balance25

    Monthly Paper Statement Fee

    No charge, if you opt out of paper statements in favor of eStatements26

    Features and Benefits

    • Earn interest on your checking account balance27
    • Earn premium interest rates on eligible Savings and Money Market accounts28
    • Use Business Online Banking and Business Online Bill Pay to manage finances on your time through a mobile phone, tablet, or computer29
    • Skip the branch deposit checks through your mobile device with Mobile Deposit30
    • Get cash when you need it with no ATM charges at any California Bank & Trust ATM31
    • No monthly service fee for additional Savings and Money Market accounts linked to your relationship32
    • Call our U.S.-based customer service 7 days a week
    • Make purchases anywhere Visa® is accepted with your California Bank & Trust Business Debit or Credit card33

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Business Connect Checking

Give your business an edge with access to our expert banking team and a variety of tools designed for efficiency.

Opening Deposit

$50

Monthly Transaction Volume

  • Conduct up to 400 deposit or withdrawal transactions per month at no charge34
  • Deposit up to $15,000 in cash per month without a fee35

    Can the Monthly Service Fee Be Waived?

    Yes,36 by maintaining a combined business deposit account balance37 of $10,000, a business loan38 /credit card39 balance of $50,000, or by paying a minimum amount of $150 for other qualified banking services during the month40

    Monthly Paper Statement Fee

    No charge, if you opt out of paper statements in favor of eStatements41

    Features and Benefits

    • Earn premium interest rates42 on eligible Savings and Money Market accounts43
    • Make up to two (2) outgoing Domestic Wire Transfers each month with no fee when you submit the wire request through Business Online Banking44
    • No monthly service fee for additional Savings and Money Market accounts linked to your relationship45
    • Add an optional Business Money Market Sweep account46 to help maximize your earnings
    • Access optional treasury management services that focus on simplifying payments, reducing fraud, and moving money more efficiently47
    • Use Business Online Banking and Business Online Bill Pay to manage finances on your time through a mobile phone, tablet, or computer48
    • Get cash when you need it with no ATM charges at any California Bank & Trust ATM49

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Specialty Business Checking Accounts

Community Checking

Manage the complexity of your nonprofit organization with an account designed for 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) charitable organizations dedicated to improving our community.

Opening Deposit

$50

Monthly Transaction Volume

  • Conduct up to 350 deposit or withdrawal transactions per month at no charge50
  • Deposit up to $15,000 in cash per month without a fee51

    Can the Monthly Service Fee Be Waived?

    Yes,52 by maintaining a minimum daily balance53 of $1,000 or a combined business deposit/loan54 /credit card55 balance of $10,000, or by paying a minimum amount of $150 for other qualified banking services during the month56

    Monthly Paper Statement Fee

    No charge, if you opt out of paper statements in favor of eStatements57

    Features and Benefits

    • Earn premium interest rates58 on eligible Savings and Money Market accounts59
    • Make up to two (2) outgoing Domestic Wire Transfers each month with no fee when you submit the wire request through Business Online Banking60
    • Access optional treasury management services that focus on simplifying payments, reducing fraud, and moving money more efficiently61
    • Use Business Online Banking and Business Online Bill Pay to manage finances on your time through a mobile phone, tablet, or computer62
    • Skip the branch and deposit checks through your mobile device with Mobile Deposit63
    • Get cash when you need it with no ATM charges at any California Bank & Trust ATM64

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Attorney Client Checking

This account enables California attorneys to protect and conveniently deposit and distribute their clients' trust funds while interest is paid to the California Bar Association.

Opening Deposit

$200

Monthly Transaction Volume

No additional transaction fees are charged to this account.

Can the Monthly Service Fee Be Waived?

No monthly service fee is charged to this account.

Monthly Paper Statement Fee

No monthly paper statement fee is charged to this account.

Features and Benefits

  • California Bank & Trust is an approved depository of IOLTAs
  • Interest earned on this account is remitted to the State Bar of California in accordance with statutory requirements
  • Attorneys must maintain a separate operating account with California Bank & Trust. The operating account will be charged service-related fees that cannot be assessed to the Attorney Client Checking account. 

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Please refer to the Deposit Account Agreement, Account Disclosure, Deposit Rate Sheet and Business Account Schedule of Fees, or speak with a banker for more details.

1, 11, 22, 34, 50. Monthly Transaction Limits Transaction: A transaction is a combination of debited items (withdrawals) credited items (deposits) and deposited items per statement cycle, and includes the following: Credits – any deposit into the account. Debits – any withdrawal such as check, draft, ACH or other debit against the account. Deposited items – each individual item that comprises a deposit such as a check or other item deposited.

2, 12, 23, 35, 51. Cash Deposit Limits – There is a charge per $100 cash deposited over your allowance. Please refer to the Service Charge Information schedule and account disclosure for additional details. 2. To avoid the Paper Statement Fee, the account must be enrolled in either Direct Business or Direct Business Plus Internet Banking, and have opted out of receiving paper statements through those applications, or must meet the balance requirements of that account.

3, 13, 24, 36, 52. Waived Fees – Service fee waivers will only apply to the primary account.

4, 14, 25, 37, 53. Minimum Balance/Combined Balance Requirements – In order to avoid a monthly service fee, the minimum balance or combined balance requirement must be met. The monthly service fee amount is provided as part of the disclosures upon account opening. Minimum Balance: If your daily balance drops below the minimum balance requirement, then a monthly service fee will be assessed. Combined Deposit Balance: The combined deposit balance is calculated on the day prior to the statement date for the following linked business accounts: Checking, Savings, Money Market, CD, and IRA. The primary owner of the checking account must be an owner on all linked accounts. Combined Loan Balance: The combined outstanding loan balance is calculated on the business day prior to the statement date for the following business loans: term loans, lines of credit, overdraft line of credit, credit card and SBA loans. Mortgage loans are not included. The business listed as the primary owner of the checking account must be a borrower on all linked accounts. If a customer has two or more different checking accounts, credit for combined balances will only be given to the account with the highest monthly service fee.

5. Activity-Based Waivers – For the Business Inspire checking account, monthly Service requirements may be met by conducting $1,000 in transactions, defined as debits and credits. Debits and credits may come in the form of cash deposits or withdrawals, ACH, checks, online transfers, or debit card transactions.

6, 17, 26, 41, 57. eDocuments – To avoid the Paper Statement Fee of $3, you must enroll in Online Banking, and opt your account out of receiving paper statements. You may opt to receive either electronic or paper account notices and tax documents at no additional cost. If multiple accounts are linked in a combined statement, you must have opted your primary account out of receiving paper statements.

7, 18, 29, 48, 62. Business Online Banking & Mobile Banking – Mobile Banking requires download of the smartphone or tablet version of CBT Business Mobile Banking from the Apple® App Store, Google Play®, or Samsung Galaxy® App Store. Message and data rates from your wireless provider may apply. Requires enrollment in Online Banking. Please see the Service Charge Information schedule for applicable fees. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Business Online Banking services agreement.

8, 19, 30, 63. Mobile Deposits – Take a picture of your check deposit and submit through your mobile phone. Limits apply: see table here. Message and data rates from your wireless provider may apply. Requires download of Mobile Banking App enrollment in Mobile Banking and a separate contract.

9, 20, 31, 49, 64. ATM Charges – An ATM charge of up to $2 applies to transactions conducted at ATMs not owned or operated by ZB, N.A. In addition, ATM operator fees may be assessed.

10, 16, 33, 39, 55. Credit Cards – Credit cards subject to credit approval. Certain terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. Visa® is the registered trademark of Visa International Service Association and California Bank & Trust does not claim any ownership or exclusive rights to the use of this trademark.

15, 38, 54. Loans – All loans are subject to credit approval; terms and conditions apply. See a California Bank & Trust professional banker for details.

21, 47, 61. Business Management Solutions – Includes Positive Pay (fraud protection), Remote Deposit Web Client, Direct Business Online Banking, and Direct Business Plus Online Banking. See treasury management for product details and schedule of fees. Certain treasury management services may require credit approval; contract may also apply.

27, 42, 58. Please refer to the Deposit Account Agreement, Account Disclosure, Deposit Rate Sheet, and the Service Charge Information schedule, or speak with a banker for more details.

43, 59. Premium Rate Tier – Premium rate tiers are applied automatically to business savings and business money market accounts when the primary owner of the checking account is also an owner of the linked interest bearing account. For rate information please see the Deposit Rate Sheet.

32, 45. Linked Account Benefit – Monthly maintenance fees are waived on linked business savings and business money market accounts when the primary owner of the Business Connect or Business Interest checking account is also an owner on the linked account.

40. Service Fee Alternative – In addition to the balance-related minimums, the Service Fee Alternative will waive the monthly service fee on the Business Connect, and Community Checking accounts if the qualified banking services (those billed through Account Analysis) fees charged to your account total an amount greater than $150 during a monthly statement cycle. Contract may be required.

44, 60. Wire Transfer Waivers – For specific accounts, two outgoing online banking wire transfer fees will be automatically refunded each service cycle. Other financial institutions’ fees are not refunded. Any additional incoming or outgoing wire fees will apply. Additional outgoing and incoming wire fees, domestic and international, will apply. See the applicable fee schedule for details.

46. Sweep Accounts – Please see your California Bank & Trust professional banker for details.

This information is not intended to be the entire disclosure associated with these accounts. Complete disclosure of terms and service charges are available at any CB&T branch office and will be provided at account opening. For current rates or more account information, please ask a Financial Services Representative at any branch office.