We’ll pay you back up to $20/month in ATM charges if you use an out-of-network ATM to access your checking account.
Want a low rate? High rewards? A prestige cashback card? We’ve got the right card for your needs.
Simplify your life and save money when you refinance.
Alliant returns profits to our members through higher savings rates, lower loan rates, and fewer fees. And we make it easy to bank with 24/7 account access.
Teen Checking – with smart limits and parental monitoring – helps you teach money skills.
Earn better-than-bank rates on your money with our high rate checking account.
That's 18.2x the national bank average!71
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Meet two simple requirements each month to qualify for high-yield checking. You’ll earn 8.1x the interest most banks pay.69
Opt in to receive free eStatements rather than paper statements.
Have at least one monthly electronic deposit to your Alliant High-Rate Checking Account. Direct deposits, payroll deposits, ATM deposits, mobile deposits and transfers from another financial institution all count.
Once you've opted into estatements, if there's a month when you don't make an electronic deposit, you still won't have to pay a monthly maintenance fee, you just won't earn interest that month.
We don't charge monthly service or minimum balance fees. Standard fees, such as non-sufficient funds and check printing, do apply. Please see our simple fee schedule for a complete list.
Tired of ATM fees? With our ATM Rebate Program, we’ll pay you back up to $20/month in ATM charges if you use an out-of-network ATM (excludes 1% Visa foreign transaction fee). We’ll deposit rebates into your checking account at the end of each day, so you’ll get the money back quickly.
You'll receive a free Visa debit card and one free box of checks when you sign up! After the first box, you can order more checks for as low as $15 per box.
Switch your checking to Alliant in 3 simple steps
Make mobile deposits with the Alliant Mobile Banking app. It’s as easy for first-timers as it is for old pros and no photography skills are needed.
To get started, download the latest version of the app for iPhone or Android.
Don’t worry about accidental overdrafts. Opt in to our overdraft protection and we’ll automatically transfer money from your Alliant savings account so you can avoid an overdraft.
With Courtesy Pay, Alliant will cover checks, electronic payments and transfers that won’t clear due to insufficient funds, helping you avoid the hassle and expense of declined transactions. There is a fee per covered item, and the overdraft balance plus fees are due within 17 days. See fee schedule
We offer two-way, real-time text alerts to protect you from debit card fraud. Your debit card also comes with the Visa zero-liability guarantee.
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Non-standard service fees may apply, please view our full fee schedule. Fees subject to change.
Alliant High-Rate Checking pays a monthly dividend — as long as you meet the easy requirements of having eStatements and at least one electronic deposit per month. If you do not meet the requirements for any month, your account will not receive a dividend for that month. Checking dividends are paid on the last day of each month. The checking dividend is subject to change monthly.
Yes. You will receive a free Visa® debit card that you can use for purchases, and for withdrawals or deposits at ATMs (deposits not accepted at all ATMs).
An Alliant Checking Account has no monthly maintenance fees, no minimum balance requirement and no maximum balance limit. Our 80,000+ surcharge-free ATMs and up to $20 per month in out-of-network ATM fee rebates (excludes 1% Visa foreign transaction fee) for debit card transactions make accessing your money easy. This rebate does not apply to cash advances from Alliant Visa® credit cards through ATMs or to the Alliant Convenience Card and Visa International Service Assessment (ISA) fees. Standard fees, such as non-sufficient funds (NSF) and check printing, do apply.
No. When reviewing applications, Alliant conducts a “soft credit check,” which won’t affect your credit or credit score.
Absolutely. Your Alliant Checking Account Visa debit card is compatible with Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Learn how to enroll your debit card in your preferred mobile payment platform today.
Deposits, withdrawals (including international withdrawals!), transfers, or balance inquiries made using an Alliant Checking or Teen Checking debit card are eligible for our ATM fee rebate, up to $20/month. International withdrawals will still have a 1% Visa foreign transaction fee. This rebate does not apply to cash advances from Alliant Visa® credit cards through ATMs or to the Alliant Convenience Card and Visa International Service Assessment (ISA) fees.
Alliant offers an "Official Credit Union Check" that functions the same as a cashier's check. You can request an Official Credit Union Check through online banking, by calling us at 800-328-1935, or by visiting an Alliant branch. Funds are deducted from your account at the time the Official Credit Union check is issued. There is no fee for the issuance of an Alliant Official Credit Union check unless you request that the check mailing be expedited, in which case you will be charged for express shipping.
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Alliant CU has great customer service super people working for you and always eager to help all the people who call them or do live chat. Good rates but of course could be better but keep doing the great work!!!
I was a Continental Federal Credit Union member for many years before the CAL-United merger. There is a big between the two credit unions. Alliant's service is not as good as CFCU. It seems like Alliant is only interested in collecting fees from customers and increasing profits for their own benefit. I've had it. I'm shopping for a new banking institution.
I've used Alliant Credit Union for I believe five years now. I have never had a problem . I have my retirement and social security checks directly deposited into my checking and into my savings accounts. If my checking gets low I transfer money from my savings into my checking. It is so easy to do, and there is no fees to do so. The monthly bank statement I download and reconcile like clockwork, the statement is easy to read. I also have a visa credit card which is very convient and I can see the transactions on my computer. I am vey satisfied with Alliant Credit Union and look forward to many years of great service.
Very easy to transfer and with a great rate of return!
I have been a member of the Alliant Credit Union (formerly United Airlines Employee Credit union) and found the interest rates to be not only comparable to other banks, but in many cases MORE than the standard interest rate on saving. I also earn interest on checking, without maintaining outrageous min. balances, like $5,000). Both my daughters also have accounts with Alliant, as well. The only con, is that I can not withdraw cash from the account. But, I understand that by giving up that feature, I get the higher interest rate.
It's great for a checking account
i love the overdraft protection, and the customer service is excellent ,i can be buying a car or anything else with a quick phone call i have the money
Don't use this cu if there is not a branch nearby
I've had this account for over 2 yrs now and I've never had a problem with my checking or my savings. And I enjoy the dividends at the end of the month as well. I also like all the options available to the members. Great choice, I do not regret getting this credit union for one of my banking institution. I would receive it.
I was a customer of Charles Schwab recently and Alliant is far better in my opinion. The only knock I would say are some of the fee's. For instance they charge $3 if you overdrawn this account, but to pull the money out of your savings (if you have one setup). That part is NOT great. But if you never overdraw your account then great choice.
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