An Alliant savings account is the first step to becoming a member-owner in Alliant Credit Union.
- 0.90% APY
- 11.3x 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 March 2015 Savings Dividend and national average bank savings obtained from Datatrac as of March 2, 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
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
Very Happy except ...January 6, 2015
I love the web site, very intuitive. ACH transfers are faster than any other bank. The checking account is great, never a problem (5 stars). The savings account rate is low compared to other internet banks (Incredible 1.07%, Quorum 1.05%, ELF 1%, Ally 0.99%, etc). I'm not looking for Alliant to be a rate leader but another 0.1% would at least put it back in the running where it used to be.
Transferring fundsBy Paul Seider - January 6, 2015
Was very happy with the ease of transferring funds from my account to another members account. Done with ease and didn't take long at all. Thanks !!!
One Stop ShoppingBy Bob Frye - January 5, 2015
We have a regular savings, checking, trust (2) and a certificate and have convinced several of our children to join. We have been members for at least 40 years. We appreciate the ability to call via (ma bell) when we have a question.
My only concern is the low interest rate on savings. Also, I know the need for new automation but we are senior citizens and can't keep up with the changes.
How about recognition for longevity including multi accounts with high balances.
Fee to have an accountBy Robert Prescott - January 2, 2015
I have been with the Credit Union long before they changed their name. We were told us for time and time again for years that it was a free account. Now we are charged $1.00 unless we use paperless account. In many places around the land, internet is not there, or very spotty, but we are forced to pay the fee. Yet my mail box is stuffed with United Credit Union mail, offers as they call them, yet we still must pay a fee to get a statement. Was told I have to pay for the ink to print it.
Interest ratesJanuary 2, 2015
While I still like Alliant- their interest rates are no longer so great (Ally is .99% UFB is even higher).
At one time this was a nice savings choice- Now not so much
Alliant is greatBy GG - January 1, 2015
I have ben a Member Since 2000 and thay are good to me Since 2015 YA!
Incompetance and communicationBy HFW - January 1, 2015
Getting an outside quick transfer account set up was difficult. My account was closed according to ACU. Asking to have a representative call was ignored.
Convenient Credit UnionBy José L Hernández - January 1, 2015
As a foreign user, I appreciate the access to my account through the local ATM's in my home Country. Service by Alliant is no nonsense and every time I needed a reply, I had it really soon and to the point. If only you paid a bit more interest, you would be approaching perfection!
Handy Savings & Visa Ac.'sBy Mr Merrill Terpstra - January 1, 2015
The Alliant cu web site is easy to use: Helpful benefits with VISA rewards!
CS Phone hold time to long?
Good interface with Quicken!
Edited by Alliant. This review was edited for privacy content.
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