Priority Checking

Everyday checking with the ability to earn additional benefits for doing a few simple things each month.

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Receive $25

When you open a new Priority, Flagship, Ascend or UChecking account and spend $25 with your debit card.

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If you use your debit card for all your everyday spending, our Priority Checking might be the best fit for you. By meeting a few easy requirements, you can earn upgraded benefits including a Priority dividend rate. Features include:

Priority Checking Features

  • No monthly service fee
  • No minimum balance requirement
  • Monthly dividend

Qualified Priority Checking benefits include

  • Up to $20.00 in ATM fee rebates
  • A higher dividend earned on account
  • Foreign Transaction Fee rebate on purchases

To qualify for upgraded Priority Checking benefits on a monthly basis you must have a minimum of fifteen (15) debit card purchases posted per month, maintain a direct deposit of $250.00 or more and enroll in online statements.

* See our Rate & Fee Schedule for more information.

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We also provide additional tools and resources to help you manage your finances and learn as you go.

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Priority Checking Features

  • No monthly service fee
  • No minimum balance requirement
  • Monthly dividend

Qualified Priority Checking benefits include

  • Up to $20.00 in ATM fee rebates
  • A higher dividend earned on account
  • Foreign Transaction Fee rebate on purchases

To qualify for upgraded Priority Checking benefits on a monthly basis you must have a minimum of fifteen (15) debit card purchases posted per month, maintain a direct deposit of $250.00 or more and enroll in online statements.

* See our Rate & Fee Schedule for more information.

Tools & Resources

We also provide additional tools and resources to help you manage your finances and learn as you go.

Checking Account Features

  • Mobile wallet payment options
  • Zero liability for unauthorized debit card transactions²
  • 24/7 debit card fraud monitoring
  • Fraud Text Alerts³
  • Unlimited access to American Airlines Credit Union and in-network ATM’s
  • Overdraft Protection Options
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Monthly Service Fees
$0
$0 with direct deposit of $250 or more*
$0 with $750 minimum daily balance*
$0
Dividend Bearing
.05% APY or 2.27% APY*
No
.50% APY*
No
Overdraft Protection
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Unique Product Benefits
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Foreign Transaction Fee Rebate (purchases only)
Yes*
No
Yes
No

APY = Annual Percentage Yield

*Qualifications required. See our Rate & Fee Schedule for more information.

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APY = Annual Percentage Yield

*Qualifications required. See our Rate & Fee Schedule for more information.

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² Zero Liability Policy does not apply to ATM transactions, to PIN transactions not processed by Visa, or if you were negligent or fraudulent in the handling of your card, including failure to report loss or theft in a timely manner.

³ Fraud Alerts Program Overview: Messaging frequency depends on account activity. For more information, text HELP to 23618. To cancel fraud text messaging services at any time reply STOP to any alert from your mobile device. For Fraud Alerts support, call (800) 533-0035. By giving us your mobile number, you agree that Fraud Alerts text messaging to notify you of suspected incidents of financial or identity fraud. HELP instructions: Text HELP to 23618 for help or call (800) 533-0035. STOP instructions: Text STOP to 23618 to cancel. Release of Liability: Alerts sent via SMS may not be delivered to you if your phone is not in the range of a transmission site, or if sufficient network capacity is not available at a particular time. Even within coverage, factors beyond the control of wireless carriers may interfere with messages delivery for which the carrier is not responsible. Carriers do not guarantee that alerts will be delivered.

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