Open your new account online or at a branch. To talk with one of our membership experts, call us at (800) 237-7288 or email Account and Transaction Inquiries.
Checking is easy and rewarding with us. We don't require a
minimum opening deposit or balance. You'll earn dividends when you
maintain a balance of $2,500 or more. We don't assess any monthly
service fees or per check fees. As with all of our deposit
accounts, your money is federally insured.
Our VISA® Debit Card is the perfect companion to our Rewards Checking Account. For every qualified non-ATM or PIN-based transaction, we'll pay you 5-cents every time you use your card. That means every time you use your card as "credit" at a point-of-sale location or online, you'll earn cash back. Rebates are posted to your Rewards Checking Account monthly.
You may have a checking account at age 13 providing a parent or guardian is on your account. At age 18, you may have an account on your own.
Overdraft protection is designed to help you avoid being overdrawn and paying excessive fees. You may elect to sign up for overdraft protection when you open your Rewards Checking Account. This will allow us to automatically transfer money from one of your designated accounts to your checking account. Overdraft protection may be drawn from your:
According to federal regulations regarding electronic transfers, you may have up to 6 overdraft transfers per calendar month from your Savings, Supplemental Savings, or Money Management Account (MMA). Transfers made using our automated phone service (EZ Call) and those you make using Members 1st Online (home banking) are subject to this regulation. Once you reach your six electronic transfer limit, checks may be returned unpaid and a returned fee would be charged for that situation.
When you have overdraft protection from a line of credit (Personal Line of Credit or Home Equity Line of Credit) you have an unlimited number of electronic transfers up to your approved credit limit.
Use the following tools to help you manage your checking account:
Interactive Checking Account Coach
Use our interactive checking account coach to give you lessons and advice on how to use your checking account to its fullest.
Checking Account Reconciliation Form
Who Can I Talk To If I Have Questions?
TeleBranch (Customer Service) - (800) 237-7288