Our History

Nearly 100 years ago, Synovus opened our first office at Fort Benning. We’re committed to fostering a banking experience that’s truly personal, every step of the way, to meet the unique needs of our military service members.

Today, we’re proud to offer products and services founded in gratitude, because we’re grateful for the sacrifices made for our country. We support our initial entry training soldiers at Sand Hill Ft. Benning by providing checking accounts and debit cards that many maintain throughout their military careers. Our customers stick with us at Synovus because of the service we provide, regardless of where their military career takes them.

Military checking

You've sacrificed a lot to serve our country. Making it easier to manage your money is the least we can do to say thank you, which is why we've created two options for military checking accounts.

With a $100 minimum deposit required to open, we offer Military Basic Checking and Military Interest Checking. The $7 monthly fee for each account is waived with a direct deposit of $1 or more from a Defense Finance and Account Services (DFAS) paycheck.1 If your monthly service fee isn’t waived, receive a $2 convenience credit if you’re registered for My Synovus digital banking and paperless statements.

Military Basic Checking


  • No minimum balance requirement.
  • Get your first box of standard wallet-style checks for free.
  • No minimum balance requirement.
  • When you’re away from home, receive a refund of our fees for use of a non-Synovus ATM; at your request, we’ll also refund the fees the other bank charges for using its ATM, up to 5 times per month (up to $1.50 per transaction).5
  • Get your first box of standard wallet-style checks for free, and write unlimited checks.

Other ways we support you

We sponsor many of Ft. Benning’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation events on base throughout the year, including The Independence Celebration, Oktoberfest, Best Ranger Competition, and Sniper competition. At these events throughout the year, we look forward to connecting with our military families at Fort Benning and the Columbus community.

We’re here for you whenever you need us

We have a full-service branch location and ATM on post at Ft. Benning, as well as branch locations and ATMs throughout Columbus. We’re conveniently located where our military customers live, dine, and shop in town, and have a wide network of branches and ATMs located throughout the Southeast.

Even outside of the Southeast region, you can still count on us. With My Synovus digital banking, telephone banking, and refunds on foreign ATM transactions,5 we’re with you wherever duty may take you. Synovus is also a member of the Publix® Presto! ATM network, giving you surcharge-free 24/7 access to hundreds of ATMs located across the Southeast.

Important Disclosure Information

For active duty, retired, and reserve military personnel including Department of Defense (DOD) civilians. All accounts are subject to approval.

  1. A Direct Deposit is the electronic deposit of your salary, pension, Social Security or other regular monthly income by your employer or another agency. Transfers from one account to another and deposits made at a branch or ATM are not considered Direct Deposits.

  2. An automatic transfer must be established and maintained from the Military Basic checking account to the Signature Personal Savings account. There must be at least $25 or more transferred per bi-monthly pay period or at least a $50 or more transferred per monthly pay period. Bi-monthly transfers are made on the 1st and the 15th of each month; monthly transfers are made on the 1st of each month.

  3. The $5 monthly maintenance fee for this account will be waived for the first six months. After six months, the $5 monthly maintenance fee can be waived by maintaining a minimum daily balance of $200 for the month.

  4. To obtain the applicable Annual Percentage Yield (APY), you must maintain a minimum balance of $1,000 in your account each day of the statement cycle. The interest rate on the entire balance of your account will be paid on the applicable daily balance tier. Account has variable interest rate subject to change after account opening and without notice. Interest is earned on daily balances of $1,000 or more, compounded daily, credited monthly and paid on the collected balance, using the daily balance method. Back
  5. We will refund the fees we charge you when you use an ATM owned by another bank.  At your request, we will also refund the fees they charge for using their ATM up to five times per month (up to $1.50 per transaction). Back

Interested in military banking options?

Call us at 1-800-641-2268

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If you like the flexibility and convenience of online banking, we’ve got you covered—anytime, anywhere.

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