There are no hoops to jump through to make it free. It's just free. No monthly service charges to waive. No minimum balance requirements. It comes with free tools and services to help you manage your finances. The downside is that you won't earn any yield on your balance. We offer two profit sharing accounts that pay dividends on balances. Those accounts have no monthly service fee or balance minimums and they have great rewards when you meet basic activity requirements. Do you want to earn rewards for using your account? Rewards Checking or RewardsPlus Checking might be a better account for you.
Great question! We encourage anyone who doesn't already have a profit sharing checking account to open a Rewards Checking or RewardsPlus Checking account. They offer great rewards when you meet basic activity requirements and they're still free even if you don't meet the requirements in a given month, you just don't get the reward that month. Free Checking is great as a second account or as a joint account because you can only have one Rewards or RewardsPlus account per individual.
No, there is not any dividend reward. We offer other accounts that pay great profit sharing dividends. If you don't already have a Rewards Checking or RewardsPlus Checking account we suggest opening one first as your primary account. You're welcome to open a free checking account as your primary account, you can always convert it to a Rewards or RewardsPlus account at a later date if you change your mind.
All GreenState checking accounts come packed with free tools and features to help you manage your finances including online banking, our mobile app, mobile pay and bill payer. Scroll down to see a list of tools included with every account. The only thing that isn't free are paper statements. We like to avoid paper waste whenever possible so e-Statements are free for everyone but members who opt to receive paper statements are charged a $2.50/month paper statement fee.
Membership is open to:
If you live or work in Iowa or nearby counties in Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska or South Dakota (see full eligibility list), you can become a member by opening a share savings account with a $5 deposit. Members can open a new checking account with an initial deposit of $50. To get started you can apply online, stop by any branch location, or give us a call a (800) 475-6728.
Every GreenState Checking Account comes loaded with free tools and features to help you manage your finances with ease.
Online banking in your pocket! You can choose to sign in with your fingerprint (when available), deposit checks with your phone's camera, and stay on top of your finances on-the-go.
GreenState credit and debit cards can be used with your mobile wallet. You can load your card(s) onto your phone and make purchases at participating merchants wherever you see the contactless payment icon. Supported wallets include: Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay.
GreenState Mastercard Debit Card benefits include Extended Warranty, Mastercard ID Theft Protection™, Satisfaction Guarantee, Mastercard Global Service and Mastercard Airport Concierge™.
Schedule instant transfers to pay bills. You can even have a check put in the mail when direct payment options aren't available.
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$50 initial deposit is required.
New checking account is subject to credit approval, employment status, and valid identification that is at least 90 days old.
e-Statements are free for all accounts. Members who opt to receive paper statements will be charged a fee of $2.50 per month.
GreenState Credit Union does not charge for the mobile app or text alerts, however your cell phone carrier may charge for text and data usage.