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3.04% Reward Checking Account at ELGA Credit Union in Michigan

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ELGA Credit Union
Update 9/19/09: The balance cap is scheduled to fall to $50,000 effective October 1, 2009. Refer to the bottom of the post for the rate history.

ELGA Credit Union is offering a reward checking account called e.Rewards Checking which pays 3.04% APY on balances up to $50,000 (1.0% for above) and refunds ATM fees up to $25 per cycle if the following monthly requirements are met:
  • 10 signature-based check card purchases
  • one direct deposit
  • access online banking
  • receive electronic statements
If these are not met, the rate falls to 0.20%. There is no minimum balance requirement or monthly fee.

There is an online application for this account at CheckingFinder.com at this link.

Membership is open to those who live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school within Genesee, Saginaw, Lapeer, Shiawasee, Oakland, and Livingston Counties. Refer to the above CheckingFinder page for more membership details.

Branches are located in the Michigan cities of Burton, Clio, Montrose, Flushing, Lapeer, Fenton, Waterford and Flint.

The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 61797).

Other Reward Checking Accounts

You can find other reward checking accounts with similar caps at my High Yield Checking website.

Rate History:
10/01/09: 3.04% APY up to $50K
07/01/09: 3.04% APY up to $100K
02/06/09: 3.56% APY up to $100K
01/16/09: 4.07% APY up to $100K; 1.0% over $100K; 0.20% if requirements not met

Edit 6/27/09: Added signature-based requirement for check card usage.
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Comment #2 by Anonymous posted on
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The top rate has fallen to 3.56% APY. Other rates remain same.

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Comment #3 by Anonymous posted on
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Debit card MUST BE signature based. PIN does NOT qualify.

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Comment #4 by Anonymous posted on
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Just learned that they are dropping the account maximum that will be eligible for the 3.04% top rate from $100K to $50K. This change will become effective 10/1/09.

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Comment #5 by Anonymous posted on
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The rate is no 1.76% for account balance up to $25,000, and .25% APY on any amount exceeding $25,000.

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