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It’s not just our job to help make your financial life a little easier, it’s our passion. Unlike a bank, the Credit Union is a not-for-profit organization. That means we put our members first in everything we do. Because we put your financial well-being first, the opportunities to save are plentiful. And once a member, always a member—we go with you regardless of where you live or work.

 

You’re just moments away from a better way to bank. Join today!

We turn profits into great products.

Any money we make above operating expenses goes directly back to our members in the form of money-saving products and services, like:

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Checkmark You and your family have access to lifelong membership wherever you go. 

Checkmark Get your paycheck up to two days early with Direct Deposit1.

Checkmark Join at your local branch or click “Join Today” below.

PowerPlus™ Checking

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Checkmark Maximize your earning power with up to 4.00% APY2 and unlimited monthly ATM fee refunds2. 

Home Loans

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Checkmark 0.125% off published BCU mortgage rates3.

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Cash Rewards Visa®

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Checkmark $200 cash bonus on purchases for the first 90 days4, then earn unlimited 1.5%5 .

Checkmark No Annual Fee.

Looking for a better way to save?

Earn up to 4.00% APY* from your money and open an 11-month CD Special*.

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We’re at your beck and call. Or mouse click. Or fingertips.

Part of looking out for our members is simply being there for them. Anytime, any place. We know you’re always on the go, so we’ll save you time with:

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Free mobile apps for iPhone® and Android™.

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Online Banking, Bill Pay and remote check deposit.

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Access to thousands of ATMs nationwide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Credit Union?

    A credit union is a not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution owned by its members. Credit unions offer the same services as banks, but the profit cycles back to members instead of stockholders. As a result, members benefit from higher earnings on deposit accounts, lower rates on loan products that typically have lower to no fees—bringing savings to the entire membership.

  • Who can join?

    US and Puerto Rico employees, contractors, temps of partner companies and their extended families nationwide are eligible for credit union membership. See if you qualify based on one or more of the following criteria:

    Employment-based eligibility: You are a permanent, temporary or contract employee of one of the several elite employer groups offering the Credit Union’s services as a valuable employee benefit.

    Community-based eligibility: You live or work in one of six local community charter counties: Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane or Cook (north of 95th Street on the south side of Chicago) County in Illinois, or Kenosha County in Wisconsin.

    Family-based eligibility: You are the immediate or extended qualifying family of an existing member related by blood, marriage, fostering or adoption. Eligible family members include: spouses, parents, children, siblings, domestic partners, grandchildren, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Life. Money. You.® eligibility:
    You are a subscriber of the Life. Money. You.® Financial Well-Being program.

  • How do I join the Credit Union?

    The easiest way is online and completing the 10-minute online membership application. Be assured that this process is safe and secure. You can also contact us if you have any problems in the process. Click the Join Today button at the top of the page to begin.

  • What if I open an account and then move or leave my company?

    Once a member, always a member! Benefits of Credit Union membership will always be available to you and your family, no matter where life takes you. Relocating to a new area? No problem! Changing jobs? The Credit Union goes with you. Retiring? We're Here Today For Your Tomorrow. Our commitment to your financial well-being is truly a lifelong promise. We’re accessible 24 hours a day in all 50 states and abroad using our digital banking services and have many members who never set foot in a branch.

  • What benefits come with Credit Union membership?

    Our members are the reason we exist and is why we help our members maximize their benefits with products and services like:

    • Access to your payroll funds up to a day early with Enhanced Direct Deposit™
    • High-interest Checking with ATM fee reimbursement
    • Low rate loans for homes, vehicles, college tuition and more
    • Easy access to your free online credit score with SavvyMoney®
    • Complimentary financial education resources provided by Life. Money. You.®
  • Will my employer have access to my financial standing or account details?

    No. Although we share a common interest in each employee’s Financial Well-being, your company and BCU are separate business entities. Furthermore, as your financial institution, BCU protects your private financial data and complies with stringent security standards.

  • What if I have limited access to a branch location?

    At the Credit Union, we're always looking to make it easier for you to Connect Your Way, so you can bank when and where you want through Digital Banking. Plus, once you’re a member, you’ll have access to thousands of surcharge-free ATMs and Shared Branches nationwide.

  • What is a Certificate of Deposit (CD)?

    A Certificate of Deposit (CD) is a savings account that holds a fixed amount of money for a fixed period of time, such as six months, one year, or five years, and in exchange, the issuing institution pays interest. When you cash in or redeem your CD, you receive the money you originally invested plus any interest.

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    * Promotional rate accurate as of 8/1/2023 and subject to changes. The minimum deposit required to open a Certificate Account and obtain the above Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is $500. The APY is based on the assumption that dividends will remain in the account until maturity. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. Penalty may reduce earnings. The APY is based on the qualifying for the rewards rate. To qualify for a Rewards Rate Certificate Account, you must have two of the following relationships: direct deposit of at least $1,000 per month into a credit union checking account; at least $25,000 on deposit; or a qualifying loan in good standing. Qualifying loans include: Mortgage, Home Equity, Auto and Credit Cards. A qualifying loan must have a current balance and credit cards must have a transaction within in the past 30 days. Any Credit Union loan that is not in good standing or delinquent will disqualify you for Rewards Rate

     

    Direct Deposit allows you to receive payroll and other electronic deposits up to two days ahead of your scheduled payday. It’s important to note, funds are not AVAILABLE for you to spend until they are reflected in the AVAILABLE BALANCE. Please be sure to confirm available funds in your account before withdrawing against this deposit. While BCU will try wherever possible to advance payroll direct deposits by up to 2 days, availability of funds ahead of the original scheduled pay date is not guaranteed. You should not rely on Direct Deposit to satisfy the needs of scheduled bill or loan payments, or any other date-sensitive financial obligations.

     


    To earn monthly dividends and reimbursements of other banks' ATM surcharge fees up to $5.00 per transaction, your account must meet all three of these requirements monthly to qualify for Level 1 or Level 2. Please note, ATM surcharge fees are covered up to $5.00 per transaction, any remaining ATM surcharge fee over $5.00 will not be reimbursed. 

     

    To achieve Level 1, you must have monthly direct deposits totaling at least $1000 into your PowerPlus Checking account on an ongoing monthly basis, enrollment in eStatements and completion of at least fifteen (15) qualified transactions. 



    To achieve Level 2, you must have direct deposits totaling at least $3000 into your PowerPlus Checking account on an ongoing monthly basis, enrollment in eStatements and completion of at least thirty (30) qualified transactions. 

    Qualified transactions include any combination of the following: BCU Debit Card PIN, Debit Card signature, credit card purchases, Online Bill Pay or ACH payments, which will apply toward the monthly requirements in the month they post to your account. Credit card transactions that post on the last day of the month will be applied toward the following month's transaction total. Accounts not meeting all monthly requirements will not earn dividends and will not receive reimbursements of other banks' ATM surcharge fees. Rates accurate as of 3/1/2023. 

    The dividend rate and annual percentage yield (APY) may change at any time. Balances up to $15,000 will earn the stated higher rate and the portion of the balance over $15,000 will earn the stated lower rate. See rate sheet or website for current rates. There is no minimum balance required to earn dividends. Dividends are paid monthly and calculated based on the average daily balance method. Fees may reduce earnings. 

    PowerPlus Checking is available as a personal account only and is limited to one account per member. When Opted In, if you do not have sufficient available funds in your checking account to clear a presented item, funds may automatically transfer from your savings or money market share and may count towards withdrawal limitations for that savings or money market share (Electronic funds transfers from savings and money market shares, which include overdraft transfers are limited to six per month). Each electronic funds transfer in excess of six per month is subject to a $3 excessive withdrawal fee. See Service Charges and Fees Schedule in Consumer Member Service Agreement for further details. PowerPlus™ Checking is a trademark of BCU. 


    2A To earn monthly dividends and reimbursements of other banks’ ATM surcharge fees up to $5.00 per transaction, your account must meet all three of these requirements monthly to qualify for Level 1 or Level 2. Please note, ATM surcharge fees are covered up to $5.00 per transaction, any remaining ATM surcharge fee over $5.00 will not be reimbursed.


    To achieve Level 1, you must have monthly direct deposits totaling at least $1000 into your PowerPlus Checking account on an ongoing monthly basis, enrollment in eStatements and completion of at least fifteen (15) qualified transactions.


    To achieve Level 2, you must have direct deposits totaling at least $3000 into your PowerPlus Checking account on an ongoing monthly basis, enrollment in eStatements and completion of at least thirty (30) qualified transactions.


    Qualified transactions include any combination of the following: BCU Debit Card PIN, Debit Card signature, credit card purchases, Online Bill Pay or ACH payments, which will apply toward the monthly requirements in the month they post to your account. Credit card transactions that post on the last day of the month will be applied toward the following month’s transaction total. Accounts not meeting all monthly requirements will not earn dividends and will not receive reimbursements of other banks’ ATM surcharge fees. Rates accurate as of 2/1/2023.


    The dividend rate and annual percentage yield (APY) may change at any time. Balances up to $15,000 will earn the stated higher rate and the portion of the balance over $15,000 will earn the stated lower rate. See rate sheet or website for current rates. There is no minimum balance required to earn dividends. Dividends are paid monthly and calculated based on the average daily balance method. Fees may reduce earnings.

    PowerPlus Checking is available as a personal account only and is limited to one account per member. When Opted In, if you do not have sufficient available funds in your checking account to clear a presented item, funds may automatically transfer from your savings or money market share and may count towards withdrawal limitations for that savings or money market share (Electronic funds transfers from savings and money market shares, which include overdraft transfers are limited to six per month). Each electronic funds transfer in excess of six per month is subject to a $3 excessive withdrawal fee. See Service Charges and Fees Schedule in Consumer Member Service Agreement for further details. PowerPlus™ Checking is a trademark of BCU.

     

    3 To be eligible for the corporate mortgage I am good with the update on the current offering on TargetCU.org/New benefit program (CMBP) pricing rate discount, you must be a current employee at a participating BCU company partner. You may need to provide proof of employment or affiliation. For first mortgage purchase and refinance transactions of a primary residence, the maximum CMBP pricing rate discount is 0.125% off current BCU published rates. CMBP pricing rate discount and relationship pricing rate discount may be eligible to be combined. CMBP pricing rate discount may not be combined with any Relocation Services program benefits, or any other home loan promotional offers. Certain mortgage types and/or terms may not be eligible for the stated rate discount. Loan approval is subject to credit approval and program guidelines. Not all loan programs are available in all states for all loan amounts. Interest rates and program terms are subject to change without notice.

     

      

    Offer only available on new accounts. You will receive $200 cash bonus after making purchases totaling at least $1,000 (exclusive of credits, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. Account must be in good standing to receive the cash bonus. After qualifying, the cash bonus will post to your rebate balance within one billing cycle.

     

    You will automatically earn 1.5% cash back on net purchases (purchases less any credits, returns, and adjustments). Cash advances, balance transfers, and checks used to access your account are not considered purchases and will not earn rewards.


     

     
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