Meet Your Ideal Checking Account

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Checking Account Basics

Opening a checking or savings account at any financial institution requires the same type of information:


Photo Identification:  Government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.


Social Security Number:  It’s wise to bring your physical SSN card, so a photocopy can be kept with your account.


Other personal information:  Date of birth, address, and phone number.


Initial deposit:  Minimum amounts vary, but costs prove to be more affordable at your credit union.  $5 opens your account and goes straight into savings.


Did you know that you have options when it comes to selecting a checking account?

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American Eagle Credit Union wants our members to feel comfortable knowing they have options when it comes to their checking accounts.


Free Checking

This account provides unlimited check writing with no minimum balance requirement, no monthly service charges and no per-check fees.  Open your Free Checking account today.


Interest Checking Plus

If you plan to keep a higher balance, it’s time to have an account that earns interest.  At American Eagle Credit Union, all it takes is an average daily balance of $500*.  Open your Interest Checking Plus account today.


Eagle Advantage Checking

An exclusive account for members age 55 or better, the Eagle Advantage Checking account is the best of both worlds, earning interest on funds and has no minimum balance requirement.  You’ll also receive a free box of checks every year.  Open your Eagle Advantage Checking account today.


myFit Account

Not quite ready to open a checking account?  The myFit account is a reloadable Visa card and ideal for parents, students, or anyone looking to build a financial relationship with AECU.


Enjoy easy access to add funds from any local branch to your AECU account via OnlineAccess or MobileAccess+.  Or set up direct deposit to your myFit account.**


Open your myFit Card today.


For more details of our checking benefits and offers, visit our Checking page.


For a complete deposit account disclosure or service charge schedule simply click the links, stop by a local branch or call our Member Contact Center at 877-325-2848. A monthly service fee applies. Click here for a complete description of benefits. *A $5/month service fee is charged if balance drops below minimum. Your savings federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency.  **A $5 monthly fee applies for the myFit Card account.

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