Leaders Credit Union (TN) Adds New Members Rewards Checking


Availability: Easy membership in West Tennessee

Leaders Credit Union (Leaders CU) has a new Member Rewards Checking account that earns 2.02% APY on qualifying balances up to $25K; qualifying balances over $25K earn 0.20% APY. The minimum required to open a Member Rewards Checking account is $100.

2.02*%-$25kLeaders Credit UnionMember Rewards Checking
Accounts mentioned in this post. Rates as of October 22, 2016.

Qualifying Requirements

  • Be enrolled in eStatements
  • Have at least one direct deposit per month
  • Complete 15 debit transactions per month
  • If monthly requirements are not met, account will earn 0.05% APY

Complete details concerning the Member Rewards Checking account can be found on Leaders CU’s Personal Checking page.

Welcome Certificate

As part of Leaders CU’s Loyalty PERKS program, a Welcome Certificate (5.00% APY) is being offered to members who have joined in the past 60 days. This is a 12-month Certificate with a maximum deposit of $5K. More details can be found Leaders CU’s Certificates page.

5.00%$500$5kLeaders Credit Union12 Month Welcome Certificate
Accounts mentioned in this post. Rates as of October 22, 2016.


Headquartered in Jackson, Leaders Credit Union offers membership to virtually everyone in West Tennessee through various ways.

Residency: Individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Madison or Lake Counties are eligible to join.

Employment: Employees of many SEGs (healthcare, communications, and education) in West Tennessee, or employees of business with less than 500 employees in Obion County are eligible to join.

Other: West Tennessee residents who join either the Jackson Theatre Guild or the Autism Society of the Mid-South are also eligible to join

Joining and/or opening an account with Leaders CU can be done online or at any of seven Tennessee branches located in Bartlett, Jackson (5), and Union City.

Credit Union Overview

Leaders Credit Union has an overall health grade of "A+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 2.90% (excellent) based on March 31, 2015 data. In the past year, Leaders CU has increased its total deposits by $13.8 Million, an excellent annual growth rate of 7.31%. Please refer to our financial overview of Leaders Credit Union for more details.

Leaders Credit Union (NCUA Certificate # 61185) was originally established in 1957 as the Jackson-Madison County Teachers Credit Union. The name was changed to Leaders Credit Union in 1996 to better reflect the expanded field of membership. After almost 60 years of growth, Leaders CU holds assets in excess of $244 Million, with more than 35,000 members.

The above rates are accurate as of 7/15/2015.

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