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How do I open a checking account?

There are two different ways to apply for a Checking account, depending on whether you are a member or not.

Non-members: Navigate to and click “Open an Account”. Select the type of account you are opening. Add the First500 Savings account and then the preferred checking account (Value or Advantage). Follow the steps to apply for a Checking account.

Members: Follow the steps below to apply for a Checking Account.

  1. Login to your digital banking account
  2. Navigate to “Open New Accounts”
  3. Click “Open New Checking”
  4. Click on “Apply Now”
  5. On the right side panel, select “Checking Accounts”
  6. Choose the account of your choice (Value or Advantage) and click “Apply”
  7. Select a funding account
  8. Enter a deposit amount (if you would like to open the account without funding it, enter “0”
  9. Choose whether you would like a debit card or not (Optional)
  10. Enter your employer name (Optional)
  11. Select your preferred contact method (Optional)
  12. Check the box on the bottom left if you accept the Terms & Conditions and select “Finish”