AEA's Advantage Checking account* helps grow your money by earning interest on daily balances of $500 or more. Our full service checking account also includes unlimited deposits, withdrawals, check writing, online banking and bill pay, mobile check deposit, direct deposit, a Visa® Debit Card and more!
Basic Checking includes basic checking services such as unlimited check writing, online banking and bill pay, direct deposit, a Visa® Debit Card, Courtesy Pay and more. Enjoy NO FEE checking with Basic Checking when the following monthly requirements are met:
Monthly minimum (aggregate) $400 direct deposit of paycheck, social security or other recurring check and one of the following:
|Unlimited check writing||Yes||Yes|
|No per check fees||Yes||Yes|
|Online Banking, Mobile Banking1 & Bill Pay||Yes||Yes|
|Visa® Debit Card with PIN personalization||Yes||Yes|
|Overdraft2 and Courtesy Pay3||Yes||Yes|
|Courtesy Pay Limits3||$700 limit||$400 limit|
|Access nearly 30,000 CO-OP Network
|Minimum deposit to open account||$25||$25|
|Monthly service charge||$6||$5
Waived when requirements met
*$6 monthly service fee applies for Advantage Checking. Minimum deposit $25 to open account. Interest-earned on the daily balances $500 or greater. Fee may reduce earnings. Please see fee schedule for applicable fees. Certain restrictions apply.
**$5 monthly service fee for Basic Checking is waived with monthly minimum (aggregate) $400 direct deposit (ACH), plus one of the following:
- 30 debit card non-PIN transactions per month, OR
- $15,000 in aggregate loan, credit card, and mortgage balances, OR
- $1,500 or more minimum daily balance in Basic Checking account
Minimum deposit $25 to open account. For each month the qualifying relationship requirement is not met, a $5 monthly service fee will apply. Please see fee schedule for applicable fees. Certain restrictions apply.
1 Wireless carrier fees may apply.
2Overdraft Protection: This service protects your accounts from overdrafts on a checking account by automatically transferring funds to your Checking from another AEA account or line of credit. Fee: $5 per transfer. Eligibility: AEA Checking Account that is in good standing. Types of Transactions: All
How it Works: Funds are automatically transferred from members linked Share Savings Account or Line of Credit to cover overdraft. Line of Credit is available on approved credit and has competitive interest rates with no annual fees. Overdraft Protection activates before Courtesy Pay (on account type). When all funds are used in Share Savings Account or Line of Credit, Courtesy Pay will activate to cover remaining transactions, within the given limits based on account type.
This service allows you to overdraw your account up to the disclosed limit to pay transactions. Fee: $32 per item. Limits are $400 for Basic Checking and $700 for Advantage Checking. Eligibility: Members have option to activate after 30 days. Business members have option to activate after 60 days. Accounts must be in good standing and if negative, be brought into positive within 30 calendar days. If account does not remain in good standing, limit will be removed and debit card will be suspended. How it Works: Standard Coverage Courtesy Pay covers overdrafts caused by the following transactions: Check, ACH, recurring debit, Shared Branch, Online Bill Pay, Internet Telephone. Extended Coverage Courtesy Pay covers ATM and AEA Debit Card signature and PIN-based transactions.