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Checking Accounts

Our Member Service staff is ready to assist you with your financial needs at one of our four locations. All deposits in the Credit Union are insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency. Also, through our affiliation with Excess Share Insurance Corporation (ESI) an additional  $250,000 of deposit insurance is provided.

Members' Choice Checking
High convenience and low cost are just two of the reasons to open a share draft (checking) account at 1ST Gateway Credit Union. Our account even pays money market type rates to those members who maintain higher balances. Cost savings features includes:

  • No minimum balance requirements
  • No per-check charges or check limit
  • A competitive interest rate structure

The only thing you pay for are your checks --- and they're priced much lower than you'll find elsewhere. Your monthly statement lists every transaction you've made and is presented in an easy to understand format. The Member's Choice account even features automatic overdraft protection which authorizes the Credit Union to transfer funds from your share account (under the same account number) to pay for drafts being presented.

Other Checking Account Holder Benefits:

1st Gateway Debit Card
Our 1st Gateway Debit Card works like a credit card, but all transactions come from your checking account and are on your monthly statement. Your card will allow you to get cash back at the point-of-sale where allowed when you
are making purchases, as well as ATMs everywhere. You have access to your funds immediately once it’s deposited. Checkout lines will go much faster as the 1st Gateway Debit Card eliminates the need to write a check or hassle with identification. And since the money comes directly from your checking account, there are no interest charges or transaction fees. Using your new card is safer than carrying cash, plus you’ll have $0 liability for any unauthorized purchases, which means greater piece of mind.

Early Pay Checking
Have your payroll or government agency payment directly deposited into your checking account and you may receive your payment up to two days early.* Many companies and government agencies send funds using direct deposit before the “official” payday. With Early Pay Checking you will get the funds when we receive them.

“*Must have direct deposit of payroll into a 1ST Gateway checking account to qualify. Early Pay Checking offers immediate credit of your direct deposit of net pay to your 1ST Gateway Checking account up to two (2) days early based upon when we receive your payroll from your employer or government agency. 1ST Gateway cannot assume any liability for not depositing these funds to your account early.

This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.
Additional insurance available through ESI.
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