Alliant Credit Union


Overview / Commentary
800-328-1935
11545 W Touhy Ave
Chicago, IL 60666

Alliant Credit Union is an Illinois-based financial cooperative that offers personal banking products and loans to a wide membership consisting of hundreds of thousands of members. The credit union offers depository banking products, retirement and investing services, and various types of mortgage and personal loans.

In the way of depository banking products, Alliant offers checking, savings, Certificate (CD), and IRA accounts. The free checking account option has no monthly service fee, no minimum balance requirement, no check writing fees, and comes with a free Visa debit card and free checks. The teen checking account similar to the free checking but comes with optional parental and spending controls for joint owners to use to provide account management help. Savings account options feature competitive dividend rates, and a children’s savings account provides a way for parents to help their kids under age 12 to start saving early. Education savings accounts are also available and provide tax incentives to save for educational costs. Certificates (CDs) and IRA accounts are offered in term lengths ranging from 12 to 60 months and come with fixed dividend rates.

On the lending side, the credit union offers student, mortgage, home equity, vehicle, and various personal loans to provide financial assistance to members for various needs.

Alliant Credit Union online banking provides personal financial management capabilities for members to digitally perform tasks like transferring money, paying bills, electronically depositing checks, creating account alerts, and integrating account transactions into financial management software for budgeting and planning purposes. Mobile banking is also available through smartphone apps that are capable of mobile deposit as well as all of the aforementioned online banking functions.

Alliant Credit Union was originally established in 1935 by a group of United Airlines employees, who named it United Airlines Employees’ Credit Union. It opened its field of membership up to organizations outside of the airline in 2003, and has expanded its criteria considerably since then. The credit union is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and operates branch locations all across the United States.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Alliant Credit Union is open to anyone through membership in Foster Care to Success ($10 donation). Membership is also open to those who live or work in Niles, Northlake, Norridge, Park Ridge, River Grove, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Rosemont, Wood Dale, or Schiller Park, Illinois and to employees and members of select organizations.
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Alliant CU Savings Remains At 0.55% - 7/1/2021

For the 8th consecutive month, the savings APY continues to be 0.55%. This acct has not had a rate cut in 2021. https://www.alliantcreditunion.org/bank/high-yield-savings

Alliant CU Savings Holds At 0.55% - 5/1/2021

Looks like the rate bottomed out when it dropped to 0.55%, which is somewhat competitive. I don't think they've had a rate cut in 2021. https://www.alliantcreditunion.org/bank/high-yield-savings?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=savings-0421-hero#features

Good News - Alliant Savings Remains At .55% - 2/1/2021

https://www.alliantcreditunion.org/bank For the 3rd straight month, Alliant's savings acct continues to pay 0.55%

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12/1/18 - Alliant CU Savings FINALLY Back At 2%
11/1/18 - Another Small Rate Increase At Alliant CU
10/1/18 - Alliant Credit Union Has Raised Its High-Rate Savings APY
10/1/18 - Another Small Rate Increase From Alliant
9/17/18 - Alliant Credit Union Ups 12-17 Month CD Rate
9/16/18 - Alliant's 12 Mth CD Now 2.65% APY
9/2/18 - Raise Savings Rate To 1.80%
8/1/18 - Another Small Savings Account Rate Increase From Alliant CU
7/1/18 - Rate Increase On Savings To 1.7% APY on 1 July 2018
6/1/18 - Small Rate Increase At Alliant CU
4/1/18 - Somewhat Disappointing Rate Increase At Alliant CU
3/1/18 - Increase In CD Rates
2/2/18 - Alliant Credit Union Ups Savings Account Rate
2/1/18 - Alliant's Savings Rate Now 1.45% APY
2/1/18 - Nice Savings Rate Increase At Alliant CU
1/1/18 - Alliant Credit Union Increases High Rate Savings Rate By 5 bps
12/1/17 - Small Rate Increase At Alliant CU
10/26/17 - Alliant Credit Union Increases CD Rates - Still Not Close To The Rate Leaders
10/9/17 - No More HSAs At Alliant Credit Union
10/2/17 - Alliant CU Savings APY Up To 1.16%. Quick Look.
7/1/17 - Alliant Credit Union Raises Savings Account Rate
7/1/17 - Slight Savings Rate Increase
6/1/17 - Alliant Credit Union Increases CD Rates
4/26/17 - Alliant Credit Union CD Rate Increases
4/3/17 - Alliant CU (Easy Membership) Increases Savings Account APY
4/1/17 - Alliant Savings Rate Increase
9/27/16 - Alliant Credit Union Starts Same-Day Incoming ACH
7/17/16 - Alliant Drops 5-Year CD Rate
4/8/16 - Alliant CU Raises Savings Rate .05%
3/7/16 - Alliant Credit Union Promotes High Interest Checking Bonus
11/3/15 - Rate Hike at Alliant CU, But Lower ACH Transfer Limit
11/1/15 - Alliant Credit Union Savings Rate Bump To 1.00% From 0.95% APY
8/4/15 - Savings Account Rate Hike at Alliant Credit Union
8/1/15 - Alliant Credit Union Savings Rate Bump
5/14/15 - Alliant CU Raises Rates on Short-Term CDs To Competitive Levels
4/6/15 - Certificate Rate Drop
2/2/15 - Savings Account and CD Rate Hikes at Alliant Credit Union
1/30/15 - Alliant Credit Union Savings Account Bump
12/9/14 - Alliant CU Tax Information
11/7/14 - Alliant Checking Rebates Up To $20 Per Month In ATM Fees
10/1/14 - Alliant CU Savings Account Rate Bump
8/27/14 - Alliant Credit Union Transfer Capabilities Are Unavailable
8/15/14 - Alliant Now To Charge For Paper Statements
8/11/14 - Alliant CU Paper Statement Fee Begins 9-30-14
8/4/14 - Big CD Rate Increase at Alliant Credit Union
8/1/14 - CD Rate Increases
7/8/14 - Alliant Credit Union, Paper To Estatement $5 Incentive
7/8/14 - Alliant Credit Union $5 Debit Card Reward Offer For July
9/24/13 - Alliant Credit Union Checking Account Bonus and Updated Checking Review
8/13/13 - National Education Program Computer Gift Card Award
6/6/13 - Alliant FCU Cuts HSA Rates Again -- To Same Level As Normal Savings Rates
4/4/13 - Alliant CU Scheduled Outage Saturday 4-6-13
2/20/13 - Alliant CU Money Transfer Is Down
2/1/13 - Rate Cuts: Alliant Credit Union's Savings And Checking Accounts
5/23/12 - Alliant Credit Union Rate Cuts Scheduled For June 2012
4/2/12 - Rates Fall But Are Still Competitive at Alliant Credit Union
2/25/12 - Alliant Credit Union New Deposits And Payments Address
2/8/12 - Alliant Credit Union Rates Missing From CD Rates List
1/17/12 - Alliant CD Rate Drop
1/1/12 - Alliant CU Drops Savings Rate From 1.15% To 1.0%
11/29/11 - Top Savings & Checking Account Rates Continue at Alliant Credit Union
11/17/11 - Alliant Credit Union Cuts CD Rates By 20 BPS
11/1/11 - Does Alliant Credit Union Waive The Overdraft Fee For The First Time Each Year?
10/27/11 - Update on Alliant Credit Union - Top Rates Continue
9/24/11 - Alliant Credit Union's Savings Account Rate Holding For October 2011
8/22/11 - Alliant Credit Union's Savings Account Rates Holding For September 2011
7/26/11 - Alliant Credit Union Savings Account Rates Holding For August 2011
5/20/11 - Higher Long-Term CD Rate at Alliant Credit Union - Available Nationwide
2/17/11 - Alliant Credit Union's New Branches In TX, AZ & NJ
1/25/11 - Alliant CU Downtime 1/28-1/31, May Impact Debit Card Transactions
1/25/11 - Update on Alliant Credit Union's Savings and Checking Accounts
12/28/10 - Alliant Credit Union Cuts CD Rates By 20 Basis Points
12/17/10 - Alliant Savings Account Yield To Fall To 1.15% In January
12/17/10 - Alliant Credit Union's Savings and Checking Rate Scheduled to Drop in January
12/14/10 - Any Online Credit Union Suggestions Open To Anyone To Qualify For Sprint Discount
11/22/10 - Rates Remain The Same
10/25/10 - Alliant CU Checking And Savings Account Rate Will Remain 1.35% In November
10/20/10 - CD Rates Fall But Still Competitive at Alliant Credit Union
8/26/10 - Alliant Credit Union Cuts CD Rates
8/23/10 - Alliant Credit Union To Cut Savings And Checking Yield To 1.35% In September
7/21/10 - Alliant CU Checking And Savings Accounts Rates Will Remain 1.5% In August
7/19/10 - Alliant CU Credit Inquiry And Displayed Credit Score
6/30/10 - Watch Out For This BAD Practice By Alliant Credit Union
6/21/10 - Alliant Credit Union's Savings & Checking Rates For July
6/9/10 - Alliant Credit Union's Competitive CD Rates - Available Nationwide
5/26/10 - Alliant Credit Union's $50 High Rate Checking Bonus
5/25/10 - Alliant Credit Union's Savings & Checking Rates for June
4/25/10 - Alliant Credit Union Savings and Checking Account Rates for May
4/15/10 - Alliant Credit Union Is Improving Its ACH Transfer Service
3/25/10 - New Alliant Credit Union CD Rates - One Bit of Good News
3/23/10 - Alliant Credit Union Reducing Savings Account Yield to 1.50%
3/23/10 - Alliant Credit Union Makes It Easier To Join
3/21/10 - I Was Right Down To The "I Authorize" Button When The Hard Pull Question Entered My Head
3/11/10 - Check Out Bank Tracker Link
3/6/10 - Was Searching For Good Rates And Alliant Credit Union (Chicago) Does Have Excellent Rates
3/1/10 - PenFed, Alliant & Melrose Continue Top CD Rates into March
2/23/10 - Alliant Credit Union Will Keep Its Savings Rate At 2
2/22/10 - Alliant Credit Union's Savings Account Yield to Remain 2.00% for March
1/24/10 - 2.00% Savings Account to Continue in February at Alliant Credit Union
11/25/09 - Alliant Credit Union's Savings Account Rate to Remain 2% Through December
11/25/09 - Update on Alliant Credit Union - Competitive Savings Account and CD Rates
10/24/09 - Alliant Credit Union Increases CD Rates, Holds Savings Account Rate Steady - Available Nationwide
8/25/09 - Update on Alliant Credit Union's Savings Account and Checking Account
7/1/09 - Update on Alliant Credit Union's Checking, Savings and CDs
3/28/09 - Alliant Credit Union's Free High Rate Checking Account & Updates on its Savings Account, HSA and CDs
3/15/09 - Health Savings Account Overview and Finding the Best HSA
11/24/08 - Update on Alliant Credit Union's Savings Account and CDs
6/4/08 - Update on Alliant Credit Union Rates
3/22/08 - 5.40% 24-Month / 5.40% 12-Month CD at an Illinois CU - easy membership (Alliant).
1/25/08 - Update on Alliant Credit Union and its 5.40% CDs
1/25/08 - Update on Alliant Credit Union and Their Field of Membership
1/19/08 - 5.15% 24-Month / 5.15% 12-Month CD at an Illinois CU - easy membership (Alliant).

Overall Very Good!

Not sure why Alliant Credit Union gets low marks in some reviews here. They have always been very helpful when I contact them. Their rates are competitive and their website and mobile app are top notch. ACH transfers move very quickly with Alliant. I would not hesitate recommending Alliant.

Overall Alright. App Could Use Improvements

The process was easy getting a checking account with Alliant. They seem a little behind with technology. Their app could use a little bit of improvement. They don't offer text banking to check your balance by a text. The app seems a little slow to quickly check your balance. I have been charged overdraft fees and had checks returned when mathematically I don't know how it was possible. Some banks/credit unions will give you until the end of the business day or until midnight to fix overdrafts. Alliant won't, and unlike a bank, they have no limit to the amount of overdraft fees. Customer Service seems alright, hold times didn't seem excessive, but it seems to be a long process of getting verified before they will talk to you. Rates on checking accounts are good. I never had an interest bearing checking account before, so it is nice to see some interest earned at the end of the month.

Only If You Enjoy Pain/Incompetence

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I've done business with Alliant for a long time, although I currently have a small account, just in case I want to come back to them in the future. Got a notice from them to sign into my account to agree to updated privacy notices. But it wouldn't recognize what I knew was the correct password. Did a 'change password' and it recognized it once, but then refused to do so subsequently. Spent 20 minutes with a rep who verified that it wasn't recognizing even *their* temporary passwords, and said give her 'a few seconds' to trouble shoot it. 10 minutes later, I got disconnected with a 'fast busy'. Called back, said I needed to speak with a supervisor ASAP. After 10 minutes on hold, supervisor answered, and it went immediately to a 'fast busy' and hung up on me. Rinsed and repeated. 10 minutes later, got hold of a super, saying I needed 2 things: 1. A 1099 which I've not received. She offered to give me the amount over the phone. I explained to her the IRS doesn't take my word for earnings. and 2. I wanted to close my account, as these kind of screwed up system errors, disconnections, and the lack of callbacks (they have my phone number) was not something I wanted in dealing with any institution. So I'm out, and glad of it.

A Superb Choice.

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This Credit Union is the only bank you will ever need for all of your financial needs. ACH transactions to and from generally get posted within a day. Lot of ATMs around(Any Credit Union ATMs or any Citi ATMs, located at CVS, are part of its network).
Very Good Interest rates on Savings and Checking account. Their Teen accounts are very perfect for my two teens.
I do have experience with Alliant for last couple of years and I am happy for all the services.

Sujit Pal

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Overall
NCUA #67955
Year Chartered1935
Employees653
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD2.43%
Return on Equity - YTD24.43%
Annual Interest Income$112.7MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$13.97B$12.38B
LoansQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$8.89B$8.59B
DepositsQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$11.69B$10.17B
Equity CapitalQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$1.37B$1.19B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$99.1MM$102.0MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$44.2MM$50.8MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$255.00K$1.9MM
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Alliant Credit Union Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.55%$100-Savings
0.55%$100-IRA Savings
0.55%$100-Supplemental Savings
0.55%$100-Kids Savings Account
0.55%$100-High-Rate Savings
0.55%$100-Custodial Savings Account
0.55%$100-Ultimate Opportunity Savings (New Members Only)
0.25%$100-Mortgage Share

Alliant Credit Union Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.25%--High-Rate Checking
0.25%--Teen Checking

Alliant Credit Union CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.65%$1k$25k60 Month Share CD
0.65%$25k-60 Month Jumbo Share CD
0.60%$1k$25k36-47 Month Share CD
0.60%$1k$25k48 Month Share CD
0.60%$25k-36-47 Month Jumbo Share CD
0.60%$25k-48 Month Jumbo Share CD
0.55%$1k$25k12-17 Month Share CD
0.55%$1k$25k18-23 Month Share CD
0.55%$1k$25k24-35 Month Share CD
0.55%$25k-12-17 Month Jumbo Share CD
0.55%$25k-18-23 Month Jumbo Share CD
0.55%$25k-24-35 Month Jumbo Share CD

Alliant Credit Union IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.65%$1k$25k60 Month IRA
0.65%$25k-60 Month Jumbo IRA
0.60%$1k$25k36-47 Month IRA
0.60%$1k$25k48 Month IRA
0.60%$25k-36-47 Month Jumbo IRA
0.60%$25k-48 Month Jumbo IRA
0.55%$1k$25k12-17 Month IRA
0.55%$1k$25k18-23 Month IRA
0.55%$1k$25k24-35 Month IRA
0.55%$25k-12-17 Month Jumbo IRA
0.55%$25k-18-23 Month Jumbo IRA
0.55%$25k-24-35 Month Jumbo IRA
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