at Suncoast Credit Union,

Federally insured by the NCUA

Pros

No monthly fees on accounts
Good annual percentage yields for share certificates
Options available for those who don't qualify for a checking account
Branches throughout western Florida

Cons

Membership limited to immediate family of members, residents of western Florida and alumni of Florida College
Doesn't participate in shared branching

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Overall

4.0

If you qualify for membership, Suncoast is a rock-solid place to keep your money. The credit union offers quality accounts and products, even for people who might not qualify for traditional checking accounts.

 

Good rates — especially for a financial institution with branches — low fees and a dedication to community accessibility make Suncoast Credit Union a gem of a financial institution on the western Florida coast.

Ratings methodology | Updated February 22, 2019

Checking

4.5

Suncoast offers two free checking accounts: Smart Checking and Teen Checking. The APY of 0.05% on all accounts is higher than the rates at many other banks and credit unions but isn’t the best in the country.

Share Savings
APY
0.15%
Min. balance for APY
$5

at Suncoast Credit Union,

Federally insured by the NCUA

How does Suncoast Credit Union compare?

Suncoast Credit Union

Share Savings

NerdWallet Rating

APY

0.15%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

Mobile-friendly

No Monthly Fee

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Member, FDIC

APY

2.25%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

No Monthly Fee

Competitive APY

HSBC

Online Savings Account

NerdWallet Rating

at HSBC,

Member, FDIC

APY

2.30%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

Competitive APY

No Monthly Fee

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Overall
Customer service
Excellent
Website / app
Fair
Rates
Excellent
Fees
Low
My go to bank
I have been a member since 2003. Since then I have been a member of 4 other credit unions for various reasons and the only one that came on par was Navy Federal. Suncoast has always treated me fairly and at times better then others.
Overall
Customer service
Excellent
Website / app
Excellent
Rates
Fair
Fees
Low
Not as bad as alleged
I have found the reps to be courteous and polite. Rates are not the best, but the personal touch overcomes the minimal rates. Problems, all one has to do is contact their Tampa corporate office for assistance, if unable to be handled locally.
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