Choice Checking

“Choice” has always been a privilege of freedom, and in our effort to give you the freedom of choice, South Bay Credit Union has developed “Choice Checking”. With Choice Checking, you can choose the account that best meets your needs. All of our Choice Checking accounts feature:

Free Visa Check Cards Courtesy Pay*
Free Home Banking Access Free Payroll Deduction/Direct Deposit
Optional Overdraft Protection* Access to over 28,000 Surcharge Free ATMs Nationwide
Free Premium Bill Payment Services

Whether you are a strong user of electronic services, or desire to earn interest on your funds, SBCU has the right account for you:

 
Free Checking
Standard Checking
Plus Checking
E-Checking
The right choice for you if:
You’re looking for a basic account with no monthly cost and are willing to use eStatements
You’re looking for a basic account, but prefer to receive paper statements monthly.
You typically keep a higher balance and would like to earn interest.
You like convenience and access: direct deposit, home banking, bill payment and eStatements
Minimum Balance
$0
$0
$2,500
$0
Earns Interest
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unlimited Check Writing
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Monthly Statements
Electronic
Paper
Electronic or Paper
Electronic
Free 1st Box of Standard Checks
No
No
Yes
No
Monthly Fee
No monthly fee
$1.95
$8 if average daily balance is less than $2,500
No monthly fee. $1 per check clearing, teller and/or phone transaction.
Debit Card Fee
No
No
No
No

 

VISA® Check Card
SBCU Visa Cards are accepted worldwide. Enjoy access to hotel accommodations, transportation, entertainment and cash when you need it … at affordable rates and terms that are customized specifically for our Credit Union member-owners. Call or stop by one of the branches and speak to a Member Service Representative to apply for a VISA Check Card.

ATM Card
If you did not get and ATM card when you opened your checking account, need a replacement card, or a card for your spouse, call or stop by one the branches and speak to a member Services Representative.

It’s EASY to Apply!
To apply for a Visa Check or ATM Card, download the application, or pick up an application at the branch. It’s that easy.

*These services require account holders to meet certain qualifications including but not limited to credit verification, age of account, use of direct deposit, and account standing.


Application Form

Are you ready to open a checking account and enjoy the benefits of being a credit union member?  We just need you to take 2 minutes to complete this quick application and we can take it from there.