If you have poor financial credit, many banks will consider you a risk. Risky behaviors include when you have bounced checks, kited checks, accrued NSF fees, or even had a negative balance for a specific amount of time. Oftentimes, once your poor credit has been noticed you will no longer be extended the opportunity to bank with ChexSystems banks.

Approximately 80% of US banks subscribe to ChexSystems, however, every state has what are sometimes called ‘last chance banks’ or ‘non-ChexSystems banks’ which provide services to customers with bad credit.

These financial institutions accept you, knowing that you are a risk. This can mean that they may require a deposit to be held in reserve, in case of NSF fees, etc. or it may mean that they require some form of collateral. Either way, you are able to rebuild your credit by using these alternative banks or credit unions.

If you are a customer with bad credit, this is your way to have somewhat of a normal banking experience. It is impossible to survive without a bank account, so these financial institutions can be a saving grace. Once you have survived five years, your name will be removed from the ChexSystems list and you can get into a normal bank.

New Jersey has several financial institutions that are Non ChexSystems Banks. You may want to start with these and see if they can provide the services you are looking for.

Please note that the information about non chexsystems banks changes each year (even month). We cannot guarantee any of the banks listed won’t do a non chexsystems check (though at the time of compiling, these banks don’t require a chexsystems check). You will have to call the banks to see.

We recommend trying to apply for the BBVA Compass ClearConnect Checking Account. This bank account can be applied for nationally and they have a reputation for giving accounts to customers with bad banking history — like you.

Even better, if you get your application rejected, they will offer you their Second Chance ‘BBVA Compass Easy Checking‘ Account. So either way, you should be able to get an account.

You can also see our list of Best Second Chance Accounts, which are accounts for people with EWS, Telecheck or our updated list of Non ChexSystems banks.

Non Chexsystems Banks in New Jersey

Armed Forces Bank (888) 929-2265

Susquehanna Bancshares

Atlantic Federal Credit Union                    Second Chance Checking

Credit Union of New Jersey                       Right Turn Checking

Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union          Fresh Start Checking

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