at Connexus Credit Union,

Federally insured by the NCUA

Pros

Monthly service fees are few and easy to avoid
Over 54,000 free ATMs available

Cons

0.25% APY on basic savings; better rates available elsewhere
Doesn't participate in shared branching

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Overall

4.0

Connexus Credit Union checking accounts are stellar, with the potential to earn high rates. Its website and online and mobile banking platforms are also generally helpful. The credit union’s savings accounts, however, aren’t especially noteworthy, and members don’t have access to many branch locations.

Ratings methodology | Updated Aug. 24, 2018

Checking

5.0

Xtraordinary checking offers an annual percentage yield of 1.75% for balances up to $25,000. You will, however, have to meet several spending and deposit requirements and accept paperless statements to qualify. If you’re able to satisfy these requirements, Connexus will cover up to $25 for fees racked up at other banks’ domestic ATMs.

 

The Innovative and MyRewards checking accounts weren’t factored into our ratings, but both are good options; neither one charges a monthly service fee. Innovative checking is a basic account that does not pay interest. MyRewards, meanwhile, offers an APY of f 1.35% on balances up to $25,000, but you’ll have to meet a few requirements.

Savings Account
APY
0.25%
Min. balance for APY
$100

at Connexus Credit Union,

Federally insured by the NCUA

Xtraordinary Checking
APY
1.75%
Monthly fee
$0
Balance to waive monthly fee
$0

at Connexus Credit Union,

Federally insured by the NCUA

How does Connexus Credit Union compare?

Connexus Credit Union

Savings Account

NerdWallet Rating

APY

0.25%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

No Monthly Fee

Mobile-friendly

Credit Union

Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Online Savings

NerdWallet Rating

at Goldman Sachs Bank USA,

Member, FDIC

APY

2.05%

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

2.00%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

Competitive APY

Live help 24/7

No Monthly Fee

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Overall
Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Poor
Fees
High
Bait And Switch Rates
Scrambled to open an account with them. Jumped through all these hoops. Keep the higher rates up for a few days and then change them within about a week and won’t honor the rate that was in play when you opened the account. Patronizing and rude “I’m sorry you feel that way” bs on the phone. Don’t bother to spend a week doing paper work etc.
Overall
Customer service
Excellent
Website / app
Excellent
Rates
Excellent
Fees
Fair
Very knowledgeable staff
Just opened new 5 year certificate at highest rate in country. I have CDs at 4 credit unions and 3 banks. The current Connexus Credit Union website is easy to use and staff is knowledgeable and easy to reach by phone (just press "0" since you won't have an extension at first). Once the CD was set up I even got a personal call back and extension to call for any concerns. So far I would rate Connexus above my other financial institutions. Not at all what I would have expected from the other reviews I read on NerdWallet. I have found that in general credit unions offer better rates to their members than banks but do charge for services. So just depends on what is most important to you.
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