Earlier this year, People's Bank of Bridgeport, Conn., joined the small but growing number of banks offering low-minimum-balance deposit accounts that appeal to electronically savvy consumers. But the accounts have a catch: Customers will be charged for using tellers.

People's "e.plus checking" account offers free monthly checking services and free, unlimited automated teller machine transactions at People's Bank ATMs for a minimum monthly balance of $750, or $1,500 in a savings account.

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