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Whether you want a checking account that’s just as interesting as you, or one that’s just as rewarding as your lifestyle,

AmeriCU’s NEW Checking accounts come with an AmeriCONNECT Visa® Debit Card- and get paid one day early with a qualifying direct deposit!*

High Rate Checking Account from AmeriCU

New! AmeriCU High Rate Checking Account

Earn 4.00% APY on your first $10,0001 – that’s one of the highest dividend rates available!

That means you could earn over $400 in dividends on a balance of $10,000 in just one year!

Rewards Checking Account from AmeriCU

New! AmeriCU Rewards Checking Account

Earn rewards for every $5 spent. Redeem those rewards at checkout, for merchandise, even unlimited cash back!

Plus, members can earn 10,000 bonus reward points when you set up a qualifying direct deposit, recurring bill payment or ACH payment in the first 90 days! 4

All AmeriCU Checking Accounts

Freedom Checking

An economical, convenient, and free checking solution designed for members who use their account primarily to pay bills.

  • No minimum balance
  • No monthly fees
  • Qualifies for direct deposit one day early
  • Debit card and ATM access



High Rate Checking

This dividend-bearing checking account is designed for those members who consistently maintain high balances and are looking to earn more on what they have.

  • Earn 4.00% APY on your first $10,0001
  • No minimum balance to open
  • eStatement enrollment required
  • 12+ debit signature swipes/month required to qualify for dividends
  • ATM rebates available3
  • Qualifies for direct deposit one day early

Rewards Checking

Designed for members who actively use their debit card. Earn rewards for your transactions and use those rewards toward merchandise, cash back, and more.

  • Earn 1 point for every $5 spent2
  • No minimum balance to open
  • eStatement enrollment required
  • 12+ debit swipes/month required to qualify for rewards
  • ATM rebates available3
  • No limit on cash back reward
  • Qualifies for direct deposit one day early

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Enrolled in a High Deductible Health Insurance plan through your employer? You could be eligible to open an HSA for qualifying medical expenses.

  • Make tax-deductible contributions into your single or family account
  • Accumulate tax-deferred earnings and withdraw funds tax-free for qualified medical expenses
  • Earn dividends on account balances of $25 or more
  • Roll over funds from year to year (and help establish a long-term investment alternative)
  • Qualifies for direct deposit one day early
  • Debit card and ATM access

Fresh Start Checking**

Had trouble managing a checking account in the past? This solution is designed to get you back on the road to financial health.

  • Fresh Start Checking, or
  • Fresh Start Basic
  • Qualifies for direct deposit one day early
  • Debit card and ATM access




Compare Checking Accounts

Freedom CheckingHigh Rate CheckingRewards Checking
Monthly Fee
Minimum Balance
Dividend Earning4% APY on balances up to $10,0001
AmeriREWARDS1 pt. for every $5 spent on qualifying purchases2
Refunds on ATM FeesUp to $25/month3Up to $25/month3
AmeriCONNECT Visa Debit CardFREEFREEFREE

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AmeriCU Rewards Checking accountholders qualify for AmeriREWARDS – earn points for your everyday spending, and use those points toward gift cards, cash back, fuel redemption, and more.

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*If you are an AmeriCU Checking, Savings or Money Market accountholder that has set up a direct deposit with a payor, you may qualify for direct deposit one business day early. Whether a direct deposit is eligible is at our discretion and we cannot guarantee that you will always receive the one-day early service.

 

**Fees and restrictions apply. For more information and eligibility requirements, visit your local Financial Center today.

 

AmeriCU High Rate Checking Account Disclosures

 

1   Annual Percentage Yields (APY) are current as of March 12, 2024 and the rate may change after the account is opened. Earn 4.00% APY on balances up to $10,000 and 0.15% to 4.00% APY on balances over $10,000 in your account by meeting the below two requirements:

 

1. Make 12 or more debit signature swipes per monthly statement cycle;

2. Be enrolled with eStatements.

 

If you don’t meet the above requirements, you will earn 0.05% APY on balances up to $10,000, and 0.05% to 0.15% APY on balances over $10,000.

 

We pay dividends earned by your account at the end of each monthly billing cycle. This is a tiered account.

 

3  When requirements are met, we will refund up to $25 of foreign ATM fees each monthly statement cycle in one lump sum.

 

Our monthly statement cycle ends on the last day of each month and statements are generated on the first day of each month. There are no rollover transactions. There is no minimum balance required to open or maintain this account. There is no monthly fee. Fees could reduce earnings. There is a limit of three AmeriCU High Rate or Rewards Checking accounts allowed per member. Member Privilege is available to those who qualify.

 

 

AmeriCU Rewards Checking Account Disclosures

 

2   To earn rewards from AmeriCU’s Rewards Checking account, members must:

 

1. Make 12 or more debit signature swipes per monthly statement cycle;

2. Be enrolled with eStatements.

 

Qualifying debit card sales transactions include each time you use your AmeriCONNECT Visa Debit Card to make a purchase from a vendor or merchant. These transactions must post and clear your account during each monthly payment cycle. ATM and ACH transactions or transfers do not qualify. If you don’t meet the requirements outlined above, you will not earn the rewards.

 

3   When requirements are met, we will refund up to $25 of foreign ATM fees each monthly statement cycle in one lump sum.

 

4 You will receive 10,000 Bonus Reward Points applied to your account when you have at least one recurring direct deposit, bill payment or ACH credit per month in the first 90 days of your account being opened.

 

Our monthly statement cycle ends on the last day of each month and statements are generated on the first day of each month. There are no rollover transactions. There is no minimum balance required to open or maintain this account. There is no monthly fee. Fees could reduce earnings. There is a limit of three AmeriCU High Rate or Rewards Checking accounts allowed per member. Member Privilege is available to those who qualify.