How do I avoid being charged monthly maintenance fees for my Premier e-Checking account?

The $25 monthly maintenance fee will be waived if you maintained a minimum average monthly balance of $2,500 in your Premier e-Checking account during the current statement cycle, or a $10,000 average combined balance in your owned East West Bank consumer accounts during the prior month. 

As applicable, the $10,000 combined balance calculation includes funds in your checking and certificate of deposit accounts.  If you have a secured credit card, the security deposit is included in the checking account balance as well.