Relax ... be young (and smart).
Our SmartStart Account is designed for young adults, 17-25 years old, in technical colleges, universities or just starting out.
No Minimum Balance
Keep as much or as little money in your Checking Account as you need.
No Monthly Fees1
Sign up for free eStatements to have a Checking Account with no fees. Paper statement recipients are charged a $2 statement by mail fee.
Visa Debit Card
Free with every Checking Account. Choose from regional collegiate Debit Card designs!
24/7 Account Access
Check your balance anytime, anywhere with Founders Online.
ATMs located on many college campuses throughout our membership area.
Founders & Collegiate Debit Cards
- Show your team spirit with our Clemson™ University Debit Card or University of South Carolina Debit Card options or opt for our traditional Founders Debit Card design.
- Available through Instant Issue at any Founders location or by mail when calling 1-800-845-1614.
1 Requires credit evaluation. Teens under the age of 18 are required to have an adult sign as joint owner. Accounts without eStatements will be charged $2 for periodic statements by mail.