IMAGE: Six stacks of coins, left to right topped with two wedding rings, piggy bank, airplane, home, shopping cart, graduation cap.

Checking

Checking

Are you looking for a checking account with no minimums and no fees? Or do you want one that earns higher dividends and comes with extra perks? Maybe you’re looking for one that gives you a second chance at managing your checking account? No matter what you’re looking for, Texell has the right checking account for you.


All Texell checking accounts come with these features:  

  • Visa® BONUS Debit Card with BONUS Rewards
  • Redeem your BONUS Reward Points for cash back, gift card, travel, experiences, and more!
  • Free access to over 92,000 ATMs worldwide
  • Transfer protection from Savings Account or Credit Card
  • Account insured up to $500,000¹
 
1 Your deposits are federally insured for $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government agency. Your deposits are insured for an additional $250,000 through private insurance provided by Excess Share Insurance Corp.

Choice Checking

For a checking account with no minimums and no fees that includes all the features listed above, choose a Choice Checking account.

Details: 
  • Minimum to open: $15
  • Minimum balance: $0 
  • Monthly service fee: Free!

Open an Account     Compare Accounts


Choice Plus Checking

Looking for one that earns dividends? Choose a Choice Plus Checking account:

You’ll receive all the features listed above, plus you’ll earn dividends.

Details: 
  • Minimum to open: $15
  • Minimum balance: $0 
  • Monthly service fee: $5.50 – Waived with $500 minimum daily average balance
  • Dividends: Paid quarterly with $500 minimum average daily balance
Prospective Annual Percentage Yield Minimum to Open Minimum Daily Balance to Earn Dividends1 Minimum to Avoid Service Charge2
0.05% $15 $500 $500

Open an Account     Compare Accounts

1 You must maintain the disclosed minimum daily balance in your Account to obtain the disclosed Annual Percentage Yield. You will not earn dividends on any day your Account balance is below the required minimum daily balance. Rates effective 8/3/2022

2 You must maintain the disclosed minimum daily balance in your Account to avoid a Service Charge. If during any month your Account balance is below the required minimum, your Account will be subject to a Below Minimum Balance Service Charge for that month as set forth in the Fee Schedule.

Choice Advantage Checking

How about an account that earns higher dividends and extra perks? You’ll receive all the features listed above, plus:

  • One free box of checks per year
  • Free cashier’s checks and incoming and outgoing wires
  • No foreign ATM fees
Details: 
  • Minimum to open: $15
  • Minimum balance: $0 
  • Monthly service fee: $15 — Waived with $10,000 minimum daily average balance
  • Dividends: Paid quarterly with $500 minimum daily average balance
Balance Tier Prospective Annual Percentage Yield Minimum to Open Minimum Daily Balance to Earn Dividends1 Minimum to Avoid
Service Charge2

$500 to $9,999.99

0.05%

$15

$500

$10,000

$10,000 to $24,999.99

0.10%

$15

$10,000

$10,000

$25,000 to $49,999.99

0.15%

$15

$25,000

$10,000

$50,000 or greater

0.25%

$15

$50,000

$10,000


Open an Account


1 You must maintain the disclosed minimum daily balance in your Account to obtain the disclosed Annual Percentage Yield. You will not earn dividends on any day your Account balance is below the required minimum daily balance. Rates effective 8/3/2022

You must maintain the disclosed minimum daily balance in your Account to avoid a Service Charge. If during any month your Account balance is below the required minimum, your Account will be subject to a Below Minimum Balance Service Charge for that month as set forth in the Fee Schedule.


Comparison of Checking Account Features

Features Choice Checking Choice Plus Checking Choice Advantage Checking
Recommended for Members who want a checking account without having to worry about any monthly fees Members who want to earn dividends with a low minimum balance requirement Members who want to earn higher dividends and enjoy some extra perks
Visa® Bonus Debit Card with rewards points IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle
Free Access to over 92,000 ATMs worldwide IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle
Free e-Branch Home Banking & Bill Pay IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle
Mobile Banking with Mobile Deposit IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle
Account Alerts through e-Branch IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle
Transfer Protection from Savings/Credit Card IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle
Interest Earning with Monthly Dividends
IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle
Tiered Rates
One Free Box of Checks per Year

IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle
Free Cashier's Checks & Incoming/ Outgoing wires

IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle
No foreign ATM fees

IMAGE: Checkmark in a circle 
 
Other Details

Features Choice Checking Choice Plus Checking Choice Advantage Checking
Monthly Service Fee $0 $5.50
Waived with minimum balance of $500
$15.00
Waived with minimum balance of $10,000
Minimum to Open $15 $15 $15
Minimum Daily Balance to Waive Fee
$500 $10,000
Minimum to Earn Dividends
$500 $500







Frequently Asked Questions:


It only takes $15 to open any checking account, and you will have immediate access to your funds. Open an account now.

If you are not already a member of Texell, you will also open a Savings Account. Your Savings Account is your membership in Texell and secures all the benefits of Texell membership. The is a one-time $5 membership fee and a $5 minimum deposit for your savings account.

If you open your account online, it takes less than four minutes! If you open your account in a branch, the process is quick and straightforward. We recommend scheduling an appointment to avoid a wait.

If you open your account in one of our branches, you’ll need to bring two forms of ID to open an account, such as a birth certificate, Social Security card, school or state ID, or Passport. If you open your account online, we will verify your identity digitally before your account is finalized.

If you open your account in a branch, you will receive your card when you open your checking account. If you open your checking account online, you’ll typically receive your card within ten days through the mail.

Visit Find Us on Texell.org or use the Mobile App. If you use the Mobile App, it will give you directions from your location if you enable that feature on your phone.

Registering for Digital Banking is easy. Click Login on Texell.org or tap “enroll here” from the Mobile Banking Sign-in Screen. This video walks you through the simple process.

See what our digital banking can offer you!







IMAGE: woman counting dollars while two young daughters watch
You may also be interested in...

Building a Basic Budget — Part 1

Everyone should have a budget that’s written down, with specific financial goals. Learn why and how to go about it.

read steps for Budgeting

IMAGE: Woman at table with laptop making notes.

Creating an Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is a vital part of any financial plan, helping prepare you for unexpected surprises and keeping your long-term financial goals on track.

plan for an emergency

IMAGE: Man sitting at computer with young son on his lap watching.

Who Can Join a Credit Union?

Credit unions can offer the same services and financial products as banks, but there are key differences and advantages you may not know.

the benefits of a Credit union