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Open Your Checking Account Online
When it comes to credit union checking accounts, ours are pretty exciting. At Grow, we think giving you a choice of accounts is pretty cool. Each account is made for the way you manage your money. There’s Checkless Checking. Yes, checkless. Then there’s CashBack Checking, which is exactly as awesome as it sounds. But those aren’t the only surprises. Both accounts come with a Grow Visa® debit card and services like more than 70,000 surcharge-free ATMs across our network,1 mobile and online banking2 and direct deposit.
Open a Grow Checking Account
We offer a wide variety of accounts for a wide variety of needs, ensuring you have all the resources you need.
Convenient online and mobile banking
Automatic overdraft protection
Access to over 70,000 surcharge-free ATMs
Opportunities for cash back
Choosing the Right Checking Account For You
We’ve made it easy to choose the right account based on how you spend your money. Whether you’re looking for a little cash back or extra convenience, our checking accounts help you thrive.
Personal Checking Accounts Overview Minimum Deposit Dividend Rate Annual Percentage Yield (APY) Grow Cashback Checking3 Our checking pays you! You’ll earn an extra 5 cents for every qualifying swipe of your Grow Visa Debt debt card. $0.00 0.00% 0.00% Grow Checkless Checking4 Checking without checks? We have the technology! Checkless Checking offers a simple, basic way to keep track of your spending, without checks or nonsufficient funds fees. $0.00 - -
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Keeping Your Finances in Check
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Earn Easy Money With CashBack Checking
Everyone wants to earn easy money. With our new Grow CashBack Checking Account, you can make money doing what you’re already doing … spending money!
June 8, 2021
Fun Financial Literacy Education for Kids and Teens
You don’t have to be a financial expert yourself to teach kids about financial literacy. We’ve got several ideas for you to begin introducing these important topics.
August 12, 2021
New to Budgeting? Get Started With Three Simple Steps
Everyone can benefit from using a budget, no matter your financial circumstances. Using a monthly budget will help you jumpstart your savings, pay off debt more quickly and make progress toward your financial goals.
Important Information About Procedures for Opening a New Account
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. What this means for you: when you open an account we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
Grow Checking Accounts are subject to ChexSystems® approval.
1There is no fee for transactions made at ATMs in the Grow Financial, CU24/CU HERE or CO-OP networks. Transactions from non-network ATMs will carry a $2.00 service charge, in addition to any fees charged by the operating institution.
2Additional data charges may apply. Please see your wireless carrier for more information.
3Earn a bonus of $0.05 per qualifying Grow Visa debit card transaction. Qualified Visa debit card transactions include signature or PIN based point-of-sale purchases, bill payment transactions made with your Grow Visa debit card, and online purchases. Excludes ATM withdrawals, deposits and transfers. No minimum balance is required to open the account or obtain the bonus. All bonuses will be credited to the Grow CashBack Checking on the last day of the month. Fees could reduce earnings on the account. Grow CashBack Checking is a variable rate account. The APY may change without notice after the account is opened. The APY quoted is effective as of 07/01/2020 and may change without notice.
4To be eligible for a Grow Checkless Checking Account, you must receive one monthly deposit via direct deposit, ATM deposit or mobile deposit, and complete a minimum of five Grow Visa debit card transactions each month. Qualified Visa debit card transactions include signature or PIN- based point-of-sale purchases, bill payment transactions made with your Grow Visa debit card, and online purchases. Excludes ATM withdrawals, deposits and transfers. Failure to meet all monthly requirements will result in a monthly service charge of $5. No NSF (Non-Sufficient Funds) fees will be charged on this account. To avoid overdrawing your account, transactions will be declined and returned unpaid when you don’t have sufficient money in your account. You cannot use paper checks on this account. Any check written will be returned unpaid, even if you have sufficient money in your account.
How to Find Your Routing & Account Numbers
When you make a payment online, by phone or on a mobile device, you may be asked for our routing number and your checking account number. Credit unions and banks use these numbers to identify accounts and make sure money gets where it’s supposed to be. You’ll also need to provide your routing and checking account numbers for:
- Direct deposits
- Electronic checks
- Military allotments
- Wire transfers
Where to Find Your Routing & Checking Account Numbers
Your personal checks include both our routing number and your account number, as shown on the Grow check example below.
Don’t have a Grow check? No worries.
Visit any Grow store and ask for a Direct Deposit Form. It lists both your routing number and checking account number.
Making a Loan Payment
When it comes to making payments, we try to make it as painless as possible to pay your loan every month. We have several different ways to pay, including convenient online options.
You have two ways to pay online by transferring funds from another bank or credit union.
- Grow Online Banking (Preferred payment method for any loan)
This is the simplest way to pay your loan. You can make one-time payments or set up automatic recurring payments in Grow Online Banking. Once you log in, select “Transfer/Payments” from the menu. If you’re not enrolled in Grow Online Banking yet, you can set up your account in just a few minutes.
- Debit Card or ACH (Available for auto, personal loans and HELOCs)
Note: ACH and debit card payments are not available for credit cards or most mortgages, except HELOCs.
We accept ACH payments with no additional fees or Mastercard® and Visa® debit cards with a convenience fee of $4.95. To get started with an online ACH or debit card payment, select Pay Now below.
Pay by Mail
You can also pay any Grow loan by check through the mail. Please remember to include your account number and Grow loan number on the check. (For credit card payments, please do not write your 16-digit credit card number on the check, which can cause a delay in processing the payment.)
Address for auto, credit card, personal loan and HELOC payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 75466
Chicago, IL 60675-5466
Address for personal first or second mortgages and home equity payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 11733
Newark, NJ 07101-4733