Celebrate Earth Day – Go Green With Your Checking Account


by on April 22, 2013

There are countless ways to celebrate Earth Day and help support the environment in 2013. There may even be ways to go green when it comes to your personal finances. Many banks and credit unions offer online banking services for checking accounts, such as e-statements and online bill pay, which reduce needless paper waste and make your banking experience more convenient at the same time.

Since banks also stand to gain from these activities, you may be able to save on fees or earn extra benefits at the same time. Here are a few banks and credit unions that offer a checking account designed to promote environmentally friendly practices.

Affinity Federal Credit Union – Green Rewards Checking

Earn higher annual yields and unlimited free checks when you use at least 3 paperless services each month, such as bill pay, debit card, and online statements.

Alliant Credit Union – Free High Rate Checking

Alliant’s Free Checking account gets even better by offering 0.65% APY interest when you opt out of paper statements and have at least one monthly electronic deposit to the account.

Bank of America – eBanking

Waive an $8.95 monthly fee by choosing to receive paperless statements and using only self-service options (online banking or ATM) to make transactions.

Classic Bank – Free Checking

Qualify for Classic Bank’s free account simply by choosing to receive statements electronically.

FedChoice Federal Credit Union – eChecking

Get monthly cash rewards when you conduct your transactions all electronically.

Fifth Third Bank – eAccess Account

This account is perfect for people who do all their banking electronically. There’s no monthly service fee or minimum balance requirement as long as you maintain regular direct deposits, don’t write any checks, and choose only electronic statements.

First Savings Bank Northwest – Green Checking

Earn a high rate of interest with no minimum balance when you choose this entirely paperless account.

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union – Totally Green Checking

Credit union members get a free checking account with a free first box of checks when you choose eStatements and Direct Deposit. 

Northwest Federal Credit Union – Access Checking

Get extra benefits such as a free box of checks and discounted vehicle warranty policies when you use direct deposit, online banking, and eStatements.

OnPoint Credit Union – eChecking

Get free checking with free online bill payment when you enroll in eStatements.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union – Self-Service Checking

Use online banking, remote deposit, ATMs and eStatements to qualify for this free account.

These are just some of the great checking account options out there to go green and stop paper waste. Know of another one we didn’t mention? Tell us in the comments!

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