at Alliant Credit Union,

Federally insured by the NCUA

Pros

More than 80,000 free ATMs
0.65% APY on High-Rate Checking is well above average
1.90% APY on savings, among the best rates you'll find

Cons

$25 overdraft fee; no limit on number of daily charges
Doesn't participate in shared branching

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Overall

4.5

Many credit unions offer better interest rates than banks do, but they also may have narrow membership requirements and less polished technology. But Alliant Credit Union combines the best of both worlds with broad membership criteria, great rates and a good tech experience.

Ratings methodology | Updated April 6, 2018

Checking

5

Alliant offers free, teen and high-rate checking accounts, none of which charges a monthly fee. Qualify for High-Rate Checking's strong APY by enrolling in free e-statements and receiving at least one electronic deposit per month — and you’ll receive the great rate, plus up to $20 per month in reimbursements for out-of-network ATM fees.

High-Rate Savings
APY
1.90%
Min. balance for APY
$100

at Alliant Credit Union,

Federally insured by the NCUA

High-Rate Checking
APY
0.65%
Monthly fee
$0
Balance to waive monthly fee
$1

at Alliant Credit Union,

Federally insured by the NCUA

How does Alliant Credit Union compare?

Alliant Credit Union

High-Rate Savings

NerdWallet Rating

at Alliant Credit Union,

Federally insured by the NCUA

APY

1.90%

Monthly Fees

N/A

Bonus features

Competitive APY

Live help 24/7

Mobile-friendly

Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Online Savings

NerdWallet Rating

at Goldman Sachs Bank USA,

Member, FDIC

APY

1.95%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

No Monthly Fee

Competitive APY

American Express National Bank

High Yield Savings Account

NerdWallet Rating

at American Express National Bank,

Member, FDIC

APY

1.90%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

No Monthly Fee

Competitive APY

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Overall
Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Fair
Fees
High
Stay away
A very sloppy and lazy institution. The loan officer did nothing but delegate between various people, providing no updates. They snuck in extra fees right at the end of mortgage process that I had to argue about. Worst of all, they lost my direct deposit form from the closing without notifying me. This meant I would have had to pay late fees because I was not aware that the payment would have no source of funding. You have to call to figure this out because the lousy website lacks the functionality. I regret doing the mortgage with them. Their process is incredibly sloppy and nerve-wracking. Who knows what kind of surprises still await me though...
Overall
Customer service
Excellent
Website / app
Fair
Rates
Excellent
Fees
Low
Great CU
Had a good experience with them. Only drawback for me is the UI of the site/app compared with other banks.
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