That’s right, free. Free to open, free ATM transactions at nearly 30,000 ATMs in our nationwide CO-OP network and a free debit card, which you can get instantly at any of our convenient branch locations. Free also means no service fees and no monthly balance requirements. With a CommunityAmerica free checking account, you’ll also have access to a robust Online Banking platform, our top-rated Mobile App, and a tap to pay debit card. Which, you guessed it, are also free. Plus, a checking account with us may help you increase your share of Profit Payout.* Check out all of our checking options below to find the free checking account that’s right for you.
Ever heard of a checking account that makes you proud to be a local? We love our Chiefs so much, we made an account worthy of fandom. When you flash your exclusive Chiefs Visa® Debit Card featuring MVP Patrick Mahomes, you’ll earn more than just admiration—you’ll also get 1% cash back on the first $500 of monthly purchases, and 15% off Chiefs gear at the Pro Shop.
Contactless technology debit cards for fast and secure transactions.
Open a Checking Account
Opening a free checking account is a great way to start your CommunityAmerica membership. It’s quick and easy to fill out your application online. Or, if you have questions, visit one of our branch locations, where one of our friendly team members would be happy to help.
Absolutely love my relationship with CommunityAmerica Credit Union! The best financial institution I have ever belonged to. Since I first opened my accounts, I have not regretted it. The service is great; the personnel are great; the perks and benefits are great. Keep up the fantastic work.
As a not-for-profit credit union, we return our profit to those who bank with us in many ways—like better rates, lower fees and our Profit Payout. This year we gave back a record-breaking $9.5 million to our members.
At CommunityAmerica, we have no minimum balance required to open any of our checking accounts.
If you aren’t already a CommunityAmerica member, you’ll need to also open a savings account, with $1 in it, but this can be done at the same time you open your checking account using the same information.
It’s a free checking account that earns you cash back on your purchases, exclusive to CommunityAmerica Credit Union. Perks include:
We offer checking accounts to all ages. However, those under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian as a joint owner on the account.
There is no cost to open, no maintenance fees, and no minimum balance required for any of our checking accounts.
Each CommunityAmerica debit card has contactless technology built-in to help speed up and secure your transactions. Every chip and contactless transaction contain a one-time code that gets transmitted each time you make a purchase, helping to protect against fraud.
The contactless symbol is four curved lines that get bigger from left to right that looks like a Wi-Fi symbol.
How to Use Your Contactless Card
Look for the contactless symbol on the payment terminal
Tap your card on the front of the point-of-sale terminal
Remove your card when prompted – you may need to enter your pin
Chiefs/Cashback Free Checking. Earn 1% cash back, up to $5 per month, on monthly point-of-sale debit card transactions posted to a Chiefs Checking account or a Cashback Free Checking account when ‘Qualifications for cash back’ are met. Qualifications must be met under a single membership account on the day before the last day of the month to receive benefits for that same month. Cash back will be deposited into the Chiefs Checking or Cashback Free Checking account by the 5th calendar day following the month qualifications are met. Cash back will not be calculated for month(s) in which the qualifications are not met. Cash back earnings rate accurate as of 03/31/2023 and may change without notice after account opening. Contact us at 800.892.7957 to find out the current cash back rates. Limit one Chiefs Checking or Cashback Free Checking account per membership account number. Business accounts not eligible for this product. Cannot be opened in conjunction with Premier, Interest, Investors, or Loan Advantage. Qualifications for cash back: The membership account number tied to the Chiefs Checking or the Cashback Free Checking account must complete the following: Enrolled in eStatements; one direct deposit of $250 or more per month, not aggregated; 15 posted point-of-sale debit card transactions per month to a single checking account; OR enrolled in eStatements; 25 posted point-of-sale debit card transactions per month to a single checking account. Transactions exclude refunds, credits, fees, pre-authorizations, and ATM transactions.
Student Checking. Must be age 13-24 to qualify. Must be age 18 to open account online. Automatically converts to a Free Checking account at age 25.
High Interest Savings. First Tier: 5.00% APY from $1.00 – $2,500, if First Tier qualifications are met. Second Tier: 0.03% APY on $2,500.01 or more, and on balance if First Tier qualifications are not met. The account requires a $1 minimum opening deposit. The Annual Percentage Yield (APY) shown is effective as of 05/01/2023, unless otherwise noted, and assumes interest is reinvested and rate continues for a year. Rates are variable and may change without notice after the account is opened. Fees could reduce earnings on this account. Balances up to $2,500 will earn first tier APY when ‘Qualifications for cash back’ are met. Each statement period that Qualifications are met after the account opened, the first tier APY will be applied at the end of the statement period. Due to compounding, interest earned may push balances into next rate tier, causing an APY change. Please see rate page for range. If Qualifications not met, the first tier APY will discontinue and will revert to the credit union’s base rate for Savings accounts until ‘Qualifications for cash back’ are reestablished. Balances of $2,500.01 or more will earn the credit union’s current applicable base rate for Savings accounts. Limit one High Interest Savings account per member. Business, IRA, and Minor accounts not eligible for this product. Qualifications for cash back: The membership account number tied to the High Interest Savings account must complete the following: Enrolled in eStatements; Monthly direct deposit of at least $250 posted to one deposit account; 15 posted point-of-sale debit card transactions per month to a single checking account; OR Enrolled in eStatements; 25 posted point-of-sale debit card transactions per month to a single checking- account. Transactions exclude refunds, credits, fees, pre-authorizations and ATM transactions.
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