An Alliant savings account is the first step to becoming a member-owner in Alliant Credit Union.
- 0.90% APY
- 12.9x higher than the bank industry average*
- High dividends paid monthly on average daily balances of $100 or more
- At least $250,000 in NCUA insurance through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund
- Convenience Card account access
- $5 deposit minimum
- No maximum balance limit
You can designate your Alliant savings as a single, joint, single/joint with one or more beneficiaries or living trust ownership account.
You can access your account through:
- Online Banking
- Self Service Telephone (SST) 800-482-5328
- Service Centers
- Member Contact Center 800-328-1935 (24/7)
Move your savings and direct deposits to Alliant with our Switch Kit Forms.
APY = Annual Percentage Yield. View Disclosures
*Comparison of Alliant July 2015 Savings Dividend and national average bank savings obtained from Datatrac as of July 1, 2015
Our Convenience Card gives you secure access to your Alliant savings account at participating ATM networks worldwide.
- Make cash withdrawals, up to $500 a day
- Make deposits up to $10,000 per day
- Request balance information
- Enjoy unlimited free transactions at Alliant-owned ATMs
- Enjoy surcharge-free transactions at more than 80,000 ATMs, including CO-OP Network, Alliance One, CU24/CU Here, Allpoint and Bank of the West ATMs
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I really open a savings account with just $5?
Yes. You can open an Alliant savings account and become a member for just $5. Everybody has to start somewhere, and we want to make it as easy as possible for new members to begin to save, even if it starts with just $5.
Is there a minimum balance?
The minimum balance to keep your savings account open is only $5.
Do I have to maintain a minimum to get dividends?
In order to qualify for dividends, you must maintain a daily average minimum balance of $100. Alliant dividends are paid monthly.
Are there any transaction restrictions?
No more than 6 preauthorized, automatic, electronic, or telephone transfers and withdrawals may be made to another account in any month. Additional transactions will not be completed and will be returned unpaid. If this is the case, you will be assessed an NSF fee. You can make unlimited transfers (no limit) at an ATM, in person at a Service Center, through the mail or to any Alliant Credit Union loan.
What is a preauthorized transaction?
A preauthorized transaction includes any arrangement with us to pay a third party from your account upon oral or written orders including orders received through the automated clearing house (ACH).
Check our fee schedule.
Overall Regular Savings Rating
Somewhat frustrated as a joint account ownerJuly 13, 2015
As a joint owner on our savings account, I get frustrated when I try to talk to an agent about an issue regarding the account and am told that they need to talk to the owner. If I'm listed as a joint owner, why can't the agent do business with me?
service with a smileJuly 13, 2015
service with a smile is not everything . in fact , it's rather common despite it all
i shouldnot have to pay for Shmisek's bad business deal which lowered his pay
i urge ACU to remove the fee for nonpaperless
1 USD cant mean that much to a man who is a multimillionarie now can it?
punishing or financial bullying will lose you points
the fee is against/hypocritical of the priniples of a Credit Union
why so austere?
Savings and Supplemental SavingsBy SharonM - June 28, 2015
i am very satisfied with Alliant Credit Union.
i have a savings and supplemental savings with them for years. Soon i will have a checking account. i receive excellent service from each of the 4 customer service and managers at the Oakland downtown office.
SECUREBy Jerome Czubinski - June 12, 2015
I HAVE FOUND THAT ALLIANT CREDIT UNION, IS A VERY SAFE & CONFIDENT PLACE TO TRUST WITH YOUR MONEY. THEY ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT THEY CONTACT YOU. WHENEVER THERE IS ANY TRANSACTION TAKING PLACE ON YOUR ACCOUNT. THIS IS WHY I TRUST ALLIANT WITH MY MONEY. I KNOW THAT I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY, BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS CHECKING TO MAKE SURE, THAT THE TRANSACTIONS ARE FROM THE PERSON WHO HAS THE ACCOUNT. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE GREAT SERVICE.
Cash depositBy Edward Balach - May 21, 2015
We have been members for many years. A few years ago we made a significant
cash deposit to a brand new money machine at the Chicago office. We had a garage sale and there were numerous amounts of ones, fives and change.
The machine got out of whack and didn't give us our receipts.
Alliant, after a few days of doing a review of the monies put into the machine, refunded all of our money, putting it into our savings account. Very reliable to work with.
Great Rates, Great ServiceBy B - May 8, 2015
I am glad we joined Alliant . the rates for saving account are much better than regular bank and the staff at the location are very pleasant and helpful. Its a nice alternative to a large bank.
Alliant Representatives are always ReliableApril 21, 2015
I have been a member of Alliant for many years, and I have never had an outcome that was less than satisfactory. Representatives are always knowledgeable, patient, and friendly, not to mention extremely helpful. Kudos
The Best!!!By G.Frank Kaiser - April 16, 2015
Aloha, United Airlines Credit Union got me (1989), a probie A&P in SFOMM, out of crushing debt incurred while in school, step by step, Credit Card by Credit Card, until I got back on my feet, bought a Condo, decent car, investments, and a life! Now retired, still with Alliant, great transfer, IRA, Savings services!
Old MemberBy kvic - April 7, 2015
Have been a member before it was Alliant. Am generally very happy with the service & rates my accounts get. However, Auto loan & other loan rates are average. When attempting to get loan info a few months ago was treated very poorly by some 20's sounding reps that were less than polite and very disrespectful. Alliant needs to focus on maintaining the service and values they used to make Alliant great, and NOT trying to be like other financial institutions that people hate.
Efficient, Prompt ServiceBy Katherine - February 20, 2015
My husband and I have been with Alliant for many years. Because of our recommendations, our children and now grandchildren are satisfied Alliant members.
Easy online transfersBy June Curry - February 9, 2015
We just opened a savings account in order to transfer money on a monthly basis to a relative's account. We were able to do everything online from opening the account, funding it with cash from a different bank, transferring cash to our relative, and then setting up recurring transfers into our account and out to the relative's. I did make one call to customer service, and the representative was very nice and helpful. Great experience, love that we got this automated so fast and easy.
great rates, excellent customer serviceFebruary 5, 2015
I've been a member for over 10 years. The 24 hr. customer service is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The savings account interest rates are among the highest. My money is protected by NCUA. II have access to ATMs everywhere and there are no ATM fees.
SavingsBy LD - January 24, 2015
It has been easy to transfer money, But wish interest could go up and be as good as it was ten years ago. Thanks for your service
Savings&Service;By John Loiacono 3d - January 24, 2015
Have been a member over 46 years. Your knowledge,friendliness,and willingness to help ;always amazes me. Thanks, John Loiacono 3d
Amazing rate!By MJ - January 13, 2015
Phenomenal rate on a savings account with no minimum balance? I'm never banking with a bank again! When I tell people the rate I have they think I have a CD, I just say nope it's a savings account.
FlexibleJanuary 7, 2015
I've been an Alliant member for longer than I can remember. I've witnessed many changes and while they have kept pace with technology, they haven't changed their mission. I can transfer funds next day(when initiated from Alliant), withdraw/deposit from an ATM, deposit a check from my phone- try that with any other "online" bank. Their customer service is ALWAYS top notch. Don't let one (albeit major) faux pas shadow the consistent, reliable, easy-to-use service that is Alliant Credit Union.
downloadsJanuary 6, 2015
After downloading my account, all requested downloads "slow as "molasses"!
Very low interest rateJanuary 6, 2015
I remember when Alliant was a leader with interest rates. Now Alliant is just like any other institution with rates like everybody else. I'm getting my money out of the there. I can't wait to here the reasons. Let me guess, we need to make money for the shareholders or were limited by law. Now you send an e-mail telling me I can get tax forms. I wasted 20 minutes on this bad web site and I wasn't able to get any forms.
I'll Keep You:)By Sarah A. Riggs - January 6, 2015
I have been a member of Alliant since before it was Alliant (16 years) and have never had a problem that couldn't be solved quickly and easily (and those were few). My only wish is that transferring money from my account to bank were quicker. I believe many of those who aren't happy must be younger people used to all things happening in microminute time:)
Bad website.By Miro Spacil - January 6, 2015
Before I would go to Credit union and I would tell them " I would like to increase or decrease my saving" and that would be it. Now I look at this stupid website..... I dont know where to start. I just walk away. And not to forget , before I went on this website , I was in good mood.
This review was edited to remove profanity
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