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  • Checking Interest Rate: 1.26%
  • Initial Deposit: $6
  • Coverage: 1 State

American Airlines Credit Union

  • Checking Interest Rate: 1.26%
  • Initial Deposit: $6
  • Coverage: 1 State
  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.25%
  • Initial Deposit: $25
  • Coverage: 1 State

State Employees' Credit Union

  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.25%
  • Initial Deposit: $25
  • Coverage: 1 State
  • No Checking Interest Rate
  • Initial Deposit: $25
  • Coverage: 1 State

Desert Schools

  • No Checking Interest Rate
  • Initial Deposit: $25
  • Coverage: 1 State
  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.05%
  • Initial Deposit: $1
  • Coverage: Undisclosed

Randolph-Brooks

  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.05%
  • Initial Deposit: $1
  • Coverage: Undisclosed
  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.05%
  • Initial Deposit: $5
  • Coverage: 2 States

Digital Employees' Federal Credit Union

  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.05%
  • Initial Deposit: $5
  • Coverage: 2 States
  • No Checking Interest Rates
  • Initial Deposit: $5
  • Coverage: 1 State

Redstone

  • No Checking Interest Rates
  • Initial Deposit: $5
  • Coverage: 1 State
  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.50%
  • Initial Deposit: $7.00
  • Coverage: 1 State

Achieva

  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.50%
  • Initial Deposit: $7.00
  • Coverage: 1 State
  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.24%
  • Initial Deposit: Undisclosed
  • Coverage: Undisclosed

Navy Federal Credit Union

  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.24%
  • Initial Deposit: Undisclosed
  • Coverage: Undisclosed
  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.82%
  • Initial Deposit: Undisclosed
  • Coverage: 1 State

First Tech

  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.82%
  • Initial Deposit: Undisclosed
  • Coverage: 1 State
  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.05%
  • Initial Deposit: $5
  • Coverage: 1 State

NASA Federal Credit Union

  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.05%
  • Initial Deposit: $5
  • Coverage: 1 State
  • Checking Interest Rate: 1.26%
  • Initial Deposit: $6
  • Coverage: 1 State

American Airlines Credit Union started more than 75 years ago with a small group of American Airlines employees who wanted to form a financial institution that was dedicated to helping their colleagues. The original plan from 75 years ago has flourished with Credit Union membership expanding to members of the airline transportation industry in general, such as airline employees; government employees including TSA, FAA and others who work directly in administration; regulation or security for airports or airlines; freight and air courier services; baggage; aircraft maintenance; onboard airline food services and more. When you are a member, your family is invited to join as a member as well, including your spouse, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and permanent household members. Once you become a member of the Credit Union, you remain a member as long as you wish, even if you should leave the airline industry for any reason.

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  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.25%
  • Initial Deposit: $25
  • Coverage: 1 State

As a not-for-profit cooperative, State Employees' Credit Union operates solely for the benefit of its membership. Member benefits are typically measured by the cost of financial services provided; by the range of financial products offered and by the convenience of access to those services and products. The credit union way is to continually invests and reinvest in member service. As a federally insured, state-chartered financial institution, State Employees' Credit Union is obligated to meet the rigorous requirements of a highly regulated industry. Safety and soundness in all operations are paramount. As a fiduciary on which membership relies, State Employees' Credit Union must be operated with unquestionable fidelity to the principles of honesty, integrity, prudence and equity. State Employee Credit Union strongly believes that in order to build a sound organization you need the support of the members and community. They truly believe that their credit union organization was built on the principle of "People Helping People." The membership always comes first at the Credit Union! State Employees’ Credit Union, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, it was founded June 4, 1937, with 17 members and $437 in assets. It was initially operated on a part-time basis from the basement of the Agriculture Building in Raleigh. Over the years, State Employee Credit Union has grown in services, membership, and assets. As of March 2012, SECU serves 1.7 million members with just under $25 billion in assets, six Contact Centers open 24/7, a voice response telephone service and an interactive website.

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  • No Checking Interest Rate
  • Initial Deposit: $25
  • Coverage: 1 State

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is a federally insured and chartered credit union that was started in 1939. Today Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has over 300,000 members. They are based in Phoenix, Arizona, and currently operate about 50 branches and service centers throughout Gila, Maricopa, and Pinal counties in Arizona. Desert Schools is the largest credit union in Arizona, managing 3.2 billion dollars in assets as of July 2013. Membership for Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is available to any individuals who live, work, worship, or attend school in Gila, Maricopa, and Pinal counties. Additionally, family members of current or eligible members may join.

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  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.05%
  • Initial Deposit: $1
  • Coverage: Undisclosed

Originally chartered in 1952 to serve personnel at Randolph Air Force Base, Randolph-Brooks has expanded to include employees and associates at more than 2,500 select groups and eight underserved communities in the San Antonio and Austin areas. There are over 30,000 Randolph Brooks ATM’s that are surcharge-free. Randolph Brooks headquarters is located in Universal City, Texas.

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  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.05%
  • Initial Deposit: $5
  • Coverage: 2 States

Digital Employees' Federal Credit Union is a credit union based in Marlborough, Massachusetts. It has over 480,000 members and is the top 20 credit unions in the U.S.A. and the largest credit union headquartered in New England as measured by assets. Digital Employees' Federal Credit Union has over $6 Billion USD in assets. Digital Credit Union is regulated under the authority of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) of the US federal government. They have 22 full-service branches and give full-service branches in New Hampshire, although it has members in all 50 U.S. states. Digital Credit Union has adopted a vision statement that “all members achieve their financial goals." This is accomplished by three principles that guide the decisions and behavior of employees and management at Digital Credit Union which allows the credit union to achieve that vision. These principles known as "The DCU Way" are people come first, do the right thing, and make a difference.

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  • No Checking Interest Rates
  • Initial Deposit: $5
  • Coverage: 1 State

Redstone Federal Credit Union first started in 1951, when the United States Government granted Redstone Federal Credit Union their charter. Redstone originally started with eleven original investors and assets totaling only $55 that was stored in a shoebox. The first Redstone Federal Credit Union branch was located on Redstone Arsenal and so Redstone only served employees of Redstone Arsenal. Today Redstone Federal Credit Union’s headquarters are located in Huntsville, Alabama and has expanded out of a shoebox to service over 50 locations throughout Alabama. Redstone has become the largest credit union in Alabama and the 25th Largest in the nation. Redstone has since expanded their eligibility requirements and after meeting the eligibility requirements, all it takes for someone to become a member is an initial $5 deposit to constitute member ownership in the credit union. Redstone Federal Credit Union takes pride in their business and helping their members succeed. Their mission is to improve the financial well-being of their members and communities by offering trusted advice, choices, opportunities, and solutions. Their core values are respect, integrity, soundness, and excellence.

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  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.50%
  • Initial Deposit: $7.00
  • Coverage: 1 State

Achieva Credit Union was established in 1937 along Florida’s Suncoast. For the last 80 years, Achieva has focused on providing “GOOD” banking experience to people from all walks of life. Unlike a bank, Achieva is not-for-profit credit union, which means they are owned and operated by the members they serve. Currently they have 24 branches and over 140,000 members in the state of Florida. 

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  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.24%
  • Initial Deposit: Undisclosed
  • Coverage: Undisclosed

Navy Federal Credit Union opened its first account back in 1933. Initially starting with just seven customers, the credit union now boasts over five million members 82 years later with more than $78 million in assets. Their vision statement focuses directly on their members, "Be the most preferred and trusted financial institution serving the military and their families."

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  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.82%
  • Initial Deposit: Undisclosed
  • Coverage: 1 State

Fifty years ago a few astute people at Hewlett-Packard and Tektronix had a vision to strengthen financial futures. They saw the potential of uniting human dedication and technological innovation for a greater good. That's the heart of First Tech Federal Credit Union. What First Tech founders recognized many years ago still holds true today. People within technology-driven companies are wired differently. Their passion for innovation has revolutionized the world, and they're making tomorrow's dreams a reality today. From very early on, technical innovation was used and resulted in First Tech's motto of "Think Forward.” They were one of the first in the banking industry that began using computers for online data processing. By 1979,(then: Tektronix) Employees Federal Credit Union had begun the use of ATMs.

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  • Checking Interest Rate: 0.05%
  • Initial Deposit: $5
  • Coverage: 1 State

NASA Federal Credit Union first opened its doors back in 1949, in Virginia. There are several locations statewide. Today, there are 249 employees throughout the many locations in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. It is one of the largest credit unions in the region.

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