American Eagle Financial CU (CT) Has $200 Checking Bonus


Availability: Residents of Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, and Tolland Counties, Connecticut.

Now through September 10, 2016, American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) is offering a $200 bonus when opening a new AEFCU checking account.

$200 Bonus Requirements

As stated on the promotion page, the following conditions must be met within 60 days of account opening:

  • Use your VISA Debit card 15 times
  • Sign up for e-Statements
  • Get direct deposit totaling $250 into new Checking account
  • Limitations

    • New checking accounts must be opened between August 1 and September 10, 2016.
    • Members who have an existing checking account, or have had a checking account within the past 365 days, are not eligible for the bonus.
    • Limit of one $200 bonus per member.
    • Bonus will be deposited within 120 days of account opening.
    • Early termination fee of $15 will be imposed is account is closed within 180 days of opening.

    AEFCU currently offers two checking accounts (My Checking and My Ultimate Checking) and both qualify for the $200 bonus. The My Checking account has no monthly service charge, and the My Ultimate Checking’s $20 monthly service charge can be avoided if a $25k combined average in monthly deposit and loan balances is maintained.

    0.05%--American Eagle Financial Credit UnionMy Ultimate Checking
    Accounts mentioned in this post. Rates as of September 25, 2016.


    Headquartered in East Hartford, American Eagle Financial Credit Union offers membership to individuals who live, work, worship, or attend school in the Connecticut counties of Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, and Tolland.

    Joining AEFCU and/or applying for the $200 Cash Checking Special Offer can be done online, or at any of 18 Connecticut branches located in Bloomfield, Cromwell, East Hartford (4), Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Hartford, Manchester, Middletown, Newington, Plainville, South Windsor, Southington, Vernon, and West Hartford.

    (Note: The Middletown and East Hartford locations are “in-plant” branches and are not open to the general public).

    If you prefer a brick-and-mortar experience, the membership application can be downloaded to expedite the process.

    Credit Union Overview

    American Eagle Financial Credit Union has an overall health grade of "A" at, with a Texas Ratio of 6.27% (excellent) based on March 31, 2016 data. In the past year, AEFCU (NCUA Charter # 68659) has increased its total deposits by $81.42 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 6.68%. Please refer to our financial overview of American Eagle Financial Credit Union for more details.

    American Eagle Financial Credit Union can trace its beginnings back to 1935, when Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Employment Manager, Harry C Smith, and 14 fellow employees founded the East Hartford Aircraft Federal Credit Union. In more than 80 years of membership growth and expansion (including three name changes and two charter changes), AEFCU has become Connecticut’s 2nd largest credit union, with over 113,500 members and assets in excess of $1.4 billion.

    How the Bonus Compares

    Assuming $250 (direct deposit) in a My Checking or My Ultimate Checking account for 6 months:

    • $250 in a savings account earning 1.00% for 6 months = $1.25 interest
    • $250 in an AEFCU checking account for 6 months = $200 bonus

    It should be noted that the $20 monthly service charge on the My Ultimate Checking could greatly reduce the $200 bonus.

    The above rates are accurate as of 8/22/2016.

    Other Bank Promotions and Bonuses

    Not eligible for American Eagle Financial Credit Union’s bonus? Check out my latest bank and credit union bonus blog posts to find other promotions. In addition, readers and I also post often on bonuses in the Bank Promotions Forum.

    The above rates are accurate as of 8/22/2016.

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