First Niagara Announces Simple Checking

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BUFFALO, N.Y., July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG) today introduced First Niagara Simple Checking. First Niagara Simple Checking is designed for customers who don't want to worry about maintaining a minimum average balance or doing a certain number of transactions every month in order to avoid fees.

First Niagara Simple Checking features include:

  • One monthly deposit (of as little as a penny) required to waive the monthly maintenance fee
  • Mobile banking with One-Swipe BalanceTM and Mobile Check Deposit

As well as standard checking benefits which are available at no charge:

  • MasterCard Debit Card
  • Online Banking
  • Bill Pay
  • Unlimited check writing
  • Unlimited use of First Niagara ATMs
  • Access to eStatements

"Our goal is to create checking solutions that are fast, easy and simple for our customers," said First Niagara Director Deposit Product Management, Justin Morcelle. "Simple checking is an option which should appeal to customers who are looking for an easy solution for their checking needs."

About First Niagara

First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 410 branches, $38 billion in assets, $28 billion in deposits, and approximately 5,800 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information, visit

CONTACT: First Niagara Media Contact Oliver Hays Communications Manager 716-819-5923

Source:First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.