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in Checking Accounts from Schools First Federal Credit Union · Insured by NCUA
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Schools 1st FCU Investment Checking

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in Checking Accounts from Schools First Federal Credit Union · Insured by NCUA
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APY (Annual Percentage Yield) 0.05% - 0.10%
(Verified 11/06/2022)
Monthly Fee $0 - $3
Minimum Balance to Avoid Monthly Fee Starting at $1,000

Schools 1st FCU Investment Checking Review

Schools 1st FCU Investment Checking is offered by Schools First Federal Credit Union, a credit union founded in 1934 and based in Santa Ana, CA. Schools 1st FCU Investment Checking is available in 1 state across the USA.

Key Takeaways

  • Bonus offer. Open a new account and you can get
  • Low APY. The maximum annual percentage yield for this account is only 0.10%.
  • Charges a monthly fee. This account charges a monthly service fee of up to $3, but the fee is waived if you keep a minimum balance of $1,000, have a monthly direct deposit of $1, or $2,500 combined balance accross eligible accounts.
  • Bill pay. Pay your bills to practically anyone in the United States through Schools First Federal Credit Union.

Schools First Investment checking Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
  • Dividend-yielding account.
  • Insured by NCUA.
  • Access to physical branches.
  • Free debit card
  • Access to a nationwide network of ATMs.
  • No charge on incoming domestic or international wire transfers.
  • No signup bonus.
  • Does not offer mobile check deposits.
  • Only available in one state.
  • Higher than average wire transfer fees.
  • Monthly service charge (if minimums are not met).
  • Charges a fee on out-of-network ATM transactions.

Schools First Investment checking FAQ

Are checking accounts from Schools First Federal Credit Union federally insured?

Yes, your Schools First Federal Credit Union checking accounts are insured up to $250,000 per share owner for each account ownership category. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a federal agency, administers the insurance fund and regulates federally insured credit unions. The fund is backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.

What APY does Schools First Investment checking offer?

Schools First Investment checking offers an APY starting at 0.05% and ranging up to 0.10% (APY stands for annual percentage yield, rates may change).

Schools First Investment checking Rates and Terms
Rates Amount
APY (Annual Percentage Yield) 0.05% - 0.10%

What are the account minimums for Schools First Investment checking?

Schools First Investment checking requires a minimum initial deposit of $25 to open an account.

Schools 1st FCU Investment Checking Minimums
Description
Minimum Opening Deposit Starting at $25
Minimum Balance to Avoid Monthly Fee Starting at $1,000
Minimum Combined Balance to Avoid Monthly Fee $2,500
Minimum Direct Deposit to Avoid Monthly Fee Starting at $1
Minimum Balance to Earn APY $0

What fees does Schools First Investment checking charge?

This account charges a monthly service fee of up to $3.

Schools 1st FCU Investment Checking Fees
Description
Monthly Fee $0 - $3
ATM Fee: In-Network $0
ATM Fee: Out-of-Network Starting at $1
Foreign Transaction Fee (Debit Card) 2%
NSF Fee $22
Overdraft Item Fee $22
Overdraft Protection Fee (per transfer) $22
Returned Deposit Fee (Domestic) $8
Returned Deposit Fee (International) $8
Stop Payment Fee $15
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Incoming) $0
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Outgoing) $20
Paper Statement Fee $0
Online Bill Pay Fee $0
Debit Card Replacement Fee $5
Early Account Closure $0

Does Schools First Investment checking charge overdraft fees?

Yes, Schools First Investment checking charges a $22 fee for every overdraft. You can get overdraft protection at a cost of $22 per transaction.

What features and perks does Schools First Investment checking offer?

This account includes the following features:

  • Fraud monitoring - Schools First Investment checking monitors transactions for potentially unauthorized activity, such as when a debit card is unexpectedly used in a different location or you make a sudden string of costly purchases.
  • Online Bill Pay - Online Bill Pay allows you to pay bills easily from your account.
  • Mobile Banking Services - Schools First Investment checking allows you to manage your money online or with a mobile app.
  • Nationwide ATM network - Conveniently transact at a nearby ATM.

What is the customer support email for Schools First Investment checking?

The customer support email for Schools First Investment checking is info@schoolsfirstfcu.org.

How do people rate the customer service and user experience of Schools First Investment checking?

Overall, Schools First Investment checking is mostly recommended based on community reviews that rate customer service and user experience.

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Message From Schools First Federal Credit Union

With our checking account you’ll have free and unlimited use of more than 28,000 ATMs nationwide through the CO-OP Network, plus free Online and Mobile Banking and Online Bill Pay. Our investment checking account is designed for Members who are interested in earning dividends on their account balance and consistently maintain a balance of at least $1,000 between all their shares. 

Contact

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Other Services by Schools First Federal Credit Union

Availability

  Available in 1 state
California
Availabile in all of California

Feature Breakdown

Minimum Opening Deposit Starting at $25
Minimum Balance to Avoid Monthly Fee Starting at $1,000
Minimum Combined Balance to Avoid Monthly Fee $2,500
Minimum Direct Deposit to Avoid Monthly Fee Starting at $1
Minimum Balance to Earn APY $0
Monthly Fee $0 - $3
ATM Fee: In-Network $0
ATM Fee: Out-of-Network Starting at $1
Foreign Transaction Fee (Debit Card) 2%
NSF Fee $22
Overdraft Item Fee $22
Overdraft Protection Fee (per transfer) $22
Returned Deposit Fee (Domestic) $8
Returned Deposit Fee (International) $8
Stop Payment Fee $15
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Incoming) $0
Wire Transfer Fee - Domestic (Outgoing) $20
Paper Statement Fee $0
Online Bill Pay Fee $0
Debit Card Replacement Fee $5
Early Account Closure $0
Immigration Status Considered
  • U.S. Citizen
  • U.S. Permanent Resident
Verification Documents Required
  • Proof of Identity
  • Government Issued Photo ID
  • Social Security Number
Account Features
  • Free Bill Pay
  • Interest Bearing Account
  • Nationwide ATM Network
  • Mobile Banking
  • Fraud Monitoring
  • Fraud Protection
  • Debit Card
  • Bauer Financial A+/A Rating
  • Insured by NCUA
  • Branch Access
  • Check Writing
Signup Bonus Starting at $0
APY (Annual Percentage Yield) 0.05% - 0.10%
(Verified 11/06/2022)

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SUPERMONEY NET RECOMMENDATION SCORE

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