As of September 2015, benefits of a Preferred Checking Plus account at MetaBank include free eStatements and a photo on the customer's debit card for additional security, according to the bank. Twenty free checks come with the account, which also earns interest.
MetaBank waives the $7 monthly service fee on the Preferred Checking Plus account if the customer meets certain qualifications, the bank states. These qualifications include use of direct deposit and at least 15 debit card transactions per month.
MetaBank also offers the Free Checking account, which does not offer interest but also does not charge a monthly maintenance fee, reports the bank. Benefits of this account include a free debit card and free statements. All MetaBank customers can conduct banking business anytime by Internet, phone and mobile app.