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3.25% Reward Checking Account at US Federal Credit Union in Minnesota

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US Federal Credit Union
Upate 9/07/09: The top rate has fallen to 3.25% APY. Refer to the bottom of the post for the rate history.

US Federal Credit Union is offering a reward checking account called Amplified Checking. It pays 3.25% APY on balances up to $25,000 (1.01% for above) if the following monthly requirements are met:
  • 10 check card purchases (excluding PIN-based)
  • direct deposit or automatic payment
  • receive electronic statements
If these are not met, the rate falls to 0.10%. The minimum opening deposit is $20. There are no monthly service fees and no minimum balance requirements.

Membership is open to those who live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington County. Please refer to the credit union's Membership Page for the full details. Membership requires a $5 minimum balance in the share savings account.

Branches are located in several Minnesota cities including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park and Northfield. The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 24297).

Other Reward Checking Accounts

To find reward checking accounts in other areas of the nation or to learn more about these accounts, please refer to my High Yield Checking website.

Edit 5/31/09: Fixed URLs. Added note on PIN-based debit card purchases.
Edit 3/13/09: Added automatic payment as an alternative to direct deposit.

Rate History:
09/01/09: 3.25% APY up to $25K
08/01/09: 3.50% APY up to $25K
03/27/09: 3.80% APY up to $25K
02/04/09: 4.05% APY up to $25K
11/02/08: 4.30% APY up to $25K; 1.01% over $25K; 0.10% if requirements not met

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Comments
5 Comments.
Comment #1 by Anonymous posted on
Anonymous
The top rate has fallen to 4.05% APY. Other rates remain same.

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Comment #2 by Anonymous posted on
Anonymous
Revise requirement to read "direct deposit or automatic payment"

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Comment #3 by Anonymous posted on
Anonymous
Caution: Products and Services page states check card purchases should be non-PIN....but the Promotions page makes no distinction.

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Comment #4 by Banking Guy (anonymous) posted on
Banking Guy
Thanks. I've added this exclusion in the post.

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Comment #5 by Tallion (anonymous) posted on
Tallion
This CU does not have the ability to select your own PIN number. Whatever number they give you is the one your stuck with.

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