Your checking account should be readily accessible and easy to use. With features like unlimited check writing, a debit card and OnCommand™ online banking, First Command Bank offers all that — and more. From a teenager’s first account to an interest-bearing checking account for yourself, we have a solution that’s right for you.
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Common Checking Account Questions
How do I order checks?
To place an initial order for checks, call Customer Service at 888-763-7600.
To reorder checks, simply log in to OnCommand and follow these steps. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of check styles:
Click on MyAccounts and select the checking account for which you want to order checks
Click on Account Detail
Click the Check Order button
Checks ordered online may be shipped to U.S. addresses and APO/FPO addresses. If you have a foreign address, call us to place your order.
How do I request deposit slips, envelopes and check book registers?
To request postage-paid deposit envelopes, deposit slips and check book registers, e-mail email@example.com. Be sure to include your name and current mailing address in your message. You can also call Customer Service at 888-763-7600, or send a request by mail to:
First Command Bank PO Box 901041 Fort Worth, TX 76101-2041
How do I set up direct deposit?
Provide the following information to your employer’s payroll or financial service department:
Bank name: First Command Bank Routing number: 111993695 Your Account Name Your Account Number
How do I activate my Debit MasterCard™?
Call the number on the sticker affixed to your card to activate it. The activation process will require you to answer a security question.
How do I find the PIN for my new Debit MasterCard™?
We do not supply your PIN. You may take your card to any ATM to set your PIN. When the ATM requests your PIN, enter any four-digit number you choose.
My Debit MasterCard™ expires soon. When will I receive a new one?
Your new card will be mailed to the address associated to your account several weeks before your current card expires.
What’s the daily purchase limit of my First Command Debit MasterCard™?
You can make purchases of up to $3,500 a day using your First Command Debit MasterCard™, if your account balance allows it. The amounts are deducted directly from your checking account, and the purchase history is detailed on your monthly bank statement and in OnCommand account transactions.
How can I raise the daily purchase limit on my First Command Debit MasterCard™?
You may request that your daily purchase limit be changed by contacting our Personal Bankers M-F 7a-6p @ 888-763-7600 or by sending a service request through OnCommand. When submitted through OnCommand, the Bank will review your request and notify you accordingly.
How much can I withdraw from an ATM using my First Command Debit MasterCard™?
The daily ATM withdrawal limit for your First Command Debit MasterCard™ is $1,000.
I lost my Debit MasterCard™. What do I do?
To report a lost or stolen First Command Bank Debit MasterCard™, call 866-546-8273 within the US, 24/7.
What types of overdraft protection do you offer?
At First Command we encourage responsible financial management, but we recognize that there are times when you need some flexibility. That’s why we offer two types of overdraft protection: Overdraft Program and Coverdraft.
An overdraft occurs when you don’t have enough money in your account to cover a transaction, and we pay it anyway (fees apply). The Overdraft Program provides an Approved Overdraft Limit of $500, subject to credit approval. The Overdraft Program is not available on the Teen Checking account.
Coverdraft automatically transfers funds directly from another First Command Bank Deposit account when there are insufficient funds in your checking account at the time of the withdrawal/transaction.
Note: We reserve the right not to pay an overdraft if your account is not in good standing, if you aren’t making regular deposits, or if you have too many overdrafts. To learn more about overdraft protection, please reference your Depository Agreement and Disclosures booklet.
Are there fees for the Overdraft Program and Coverdraft?
There is no fee for the Coverdraft transfer. You have the option to set a predetermined amount for transfers (such as $250, $100, etc.). With this option, the specified lump sum will transfer when a Coverdraft is needed, helping to reduce the number of potential transfers. If you choose not to set a predetermined amount, only the amount needed to cover the transaction will be transferred for each separate transaction. Coverdraft transfers from a First Command Money Market Savings Account are included in the federal limit of six withdrawals/transfers per month. Withdrawals exceeding the limit will incur a fee.
How will I know if I have used the Overdraft Program?
eStatement users will receive a notification email detailing the transaction(s) and fee(s) for the items paid under the Overdraft program. If you’re not an eStatement user, we’ll send you a notice by mail.
How can I avoid overdrafts on my account?
Ideally, by paying a little extra attention to your account you won’t even need overdraft protection. Here are a few ways to avoid overdrafts on your account:
Know your current balance and keep track of your spending.
Use OnCommand Account Alerts to monitor your account activity.
Review your account statements monthly with eStatements.
Schedule your bill payments in OnCommand or MobileCommand to get more control over when funds move out of your account.
Take action quickly to deposit funds when needed: easily transfer funds between your accounts using OnCommand and MobileCommand.
Deposit a physical check in minutes using the MobileCommand app on your iPhone or Android smartphone.
When will my deposit be credited to my account?
We post mail and in-person deposits until 3 p.m. Central time M-F (except holidays). For funds availability on Mobile Deposits, please see our Funds Availability Policy in our Depository Agreement.