1.51% Reward Checking Account at a Wisconsin Credit Union (Prime Financial)


Update 6/14/09: The top rate has fallen to 1.51% APY. Refer to the bottom of the website for the rate history.

Prime Financial Credit Union is offering a reward checking account called PRIMO Checking. It pays 1.51% APY on balances up to $25,000 (0.25% for above) and refunds ATM fees of up to $20 per cycle if the following monthly requirements are met:
  • 12 debit card purchases
  • 1 ACH debit or credit transaction
  • 1 financial transaction using the Online Account Access
  • Avoid any non-sufficient funds or Member Privilege activity
  • receive electronic statements
If these are not met, the rate falls to 0.25%. There are no minimum balance requirements and no monthly service charges. One small perk is the first 50 checks are free.

Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the greater Milwaukee area or within Wisconsin. Please refer to their Membership Eligibility Page for more details. Membership requires a minimum balance of $25 in the share savings account.

Branches are located in the Wisconsin cities of Milwaukee, Cudahy, Two Rivers, Pewaukee and West Allis. The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 66449).

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.

Rate History:
06/01/09: 1.51% APY up to $25K
05/01/09: 1.99% APY up to $25K; 0.25% over $25K
01/26/09: 3.01% APY up to $25K
08/29/08: 5.00% APY up to $25K; 1.00% over $25K; 0.25% if requirements not met
Related Pages: checking account, Prime Financial Credit Union, Milwaukee, reward checking account

Anonymous   |     |   Comment #1
As of 1/23/09 the top rate has dropped to 3.01% APY. Other rates remain same.