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
2.10% 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 December 21, 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
2.10%
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

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Overall
Customer service
Excellent
Website / app
Excellent
Rates
Excellent
Fees
High
Positive experience thus far
I see a lot of negative reviews for this CU, but I have had no problems. The website itself is a little dated, but I am barely on there anyway as I mostly use the phone app, which has a nice user interface and is easy to use. My transactions show up quickly and when logging onto the website I even see my future direct deposits. I have had no issues with my direct deposits since I opened the account and customer service has quickly responded to all my messages/calls. Interest rates is competitive to other HYSA.
Overall
Customer service
Fair
Website / app
Excellent
Rates
Excellent
Fees
Low
Amazing Credit Union
Love the experience. Switched from Think Bank, and the move to this Credit Union was one of the best financial moves I've ever made. easy ATM access, mobile app works great, and the rates are great as well. All around a great experience!
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