For years, we have partnered with the Church of the Nazarene in ministry building, and they have held a special place in our hearts. And now, we would be honored and excited to continue that tradition with you. As a member of the Church of the Nazarene, you automatically qualify for the benefits of membership with ACCU, including access to competitive returns on deposits and low rate personal loans and access to a nationwide network of 5,600 shared branches and 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs1.
$50 Donation Bonus
At ACCU, we are all about helping ministries and the families they serve. When you establish membership and open a checking account with us, not only are you eligible to earn up to $325 (see below for details), but the Church of the Nazarene Global Ministry Center will also receive a $50 donation from us on your behalf.2 Consider it your first taste of the ACCU difference!
Earn $100 when you open a Checking account with qualifying activities3
- Open a Secure Checking or Basic Checking account using promo code “SWITCH”
- Make at least one (1) deposit of $25.00 or more per calendar month
- Make at least two (2) debit card purchases per calendar month
Earn up to $100 in dividends when you open a New Member Certificate4
- Open a New Member Certificate and deposit up to $5,000
- Earn a special “Welcome!” APY5 of 2.00%
Earn up to $125 in Cash Back with an introductory offer for ACCU’s VISA® Signature Rewards Credit Card6
- Earn 2,500 points for your first card transaction
- Earn 10,000 points for spending $3,000 in the first 90 days7
- Rewards points may be redeemed for Cash Back
3 – APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Checking Bonus: $100.00 “bonus” is valid for a newly established checking account after 12/15/2021 using promo code “SWITCH” at account opening. To qualify for the $100.00 bonus the following transactions must be completed in the three (3) consecutive months after account opening: at least one (1) deposit of $25.00 or more and two (2) debit card purchases per calendar month. Once qualifying transactions have been made and are verified, the $100.00 bonus will be credited to the checking account within 140 days of account opening. Basic checking accounts do not earn dividends. Secure Checking accounts earn 0.05% APY — effective as of 12/15/2021– on account balances over $1,500. Fees may reduce earnings. Certain restrictions apply, limited time offer expires 12/31/2022. All program rates, offers, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Promotional funds may be subject to 1099 reporting. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the member.
4 – To earn $100 in dividends you will need to fund a New Member Certificate with $5,000. Assumes 2.00% APY and a $5,000 deposit will remain in the account until maturity. Penalty for early withdrawal. Visit AmericasChristianCU.com/GetStarted for full product details.
New Member Certificate: Minimum deposit is $1,000. Minimum deposit required to earn dividends is $1,000. Maximum deposit is $5,000. Early withdrawal penalties do apply which may reduce the principal. No additional deposits can be made during the term of the New Member Term Share Certificate. Offer is available to new members, or members who have not held, or closed, an ACCU: savings, term share certificate, money market, or loan account. Limit one new member certificate per household. Rate quoted as of 12/51/2021 and subject to change or discontinue without notice. At maturity, the promotional Term Share Certificate will renew as a traditional Term Share Certificate for another 12-month term at the prevailing rate unless we are notified prior to or within 7 days of maturity date. Dividends earned may be subject to 1099 reporting. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the member.
5 – APY = Annual Percentage Yield and is accurate as of 12/15/2021. Visit AmericasChristianCU.com/Personal/Rates for current details. All program rates, offers, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Early withdrawal penalties do apply which may reduce the principal.
6 – The Introductory Offer of 12,500 bonus rewards points when opening a new VISA® Signature Rewards Credit Card can be redeemed in the CURewards portal. Rewards points can be redeemed for cashback, travel, merchandise, and gift cards. 2,500 bonus points can be redeemed for $25 cash back. VISA® Signature Rewards Card issuance is contingent on approved credit, and rates offered are based on credit-worthiness. Minimum FICO score of 660 is required. Minimum credit line of $5,000. Applicants who do not qualify for the VISA® Signature Rewards Card may be approved for a VISA® Platinum or Share-Secured VISA® credit card. Not all applicants will qualify for the best rate. All program rates, offer, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions apply. Offer not valid for existing ACCU credit card holders, or cardholders who have closed their accounts in the past 24 months. One offer per household. Visit AmericasChristianCU.com/VisaSignature for full list of disclosures and applicable fees.
Secure Checking Features:
- VISA® Debit Card with transaction alerts
- 1 free box of checks per year
- Earn dividends on balances over $1,500
- Unlimited transactions
- Nationwide access to over 5,600 shared branches and 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs1
- Online Banking & Bill Pay
- Mobile Banking & Mobile Deposit (carrier data and message rates may apply)
- $hopping Rewards & Travel Discounts
- Identity Protections
- Additional Protections
- $4.95 monthly service fee8
As a special “Thank You” when you join America’s Christian Credit Union, you can take advantage of our New Member Certificate, which boasts a special high-rate & term to help maximize your savings. But act fast — this offer is only available for the first 60 days from when you open your ACCU membership!
- High fixed rate of 2.00% APY10
- $1,000 minimum deposit
- $5,000 maximum deposit
- 12-month term
VISA® Signature Rewards Card Features:
- No Annual Fee11
- Earn points for every purchase:
- 1.25 points per $1 spent on purchases
- 2.50 points per $1 spent at charitable organizations
- Points can be redeemed for Cash, Travel, Merchandise, and Gift Cards at CURewards
- Minimum Credit Line of $5,000
- See Terms & Conditions for rates, fees, and other cost information.
- VISA Purchase Alerts available
- Travel Notifications available
When you bank with America’s Christian Credit Union you are joining a co-operative of believers pooling resources together to support a biblical worldview and the greater body of Christ.
As a fully federally insured credit union, ACCU has been providing financial services to Christian individuals and ministries for over 60 years with the aim of supporting: church expansion, ministry building, Christian schools, assisting small businesses, and supporting individuals & families by way of high-rate deposit accounts and low-rate lending services.
From a member’s first savings account through retirement, we’re here to be your life-long financial partner. Join ACCU and discover banking with a financial partner who understands your faith and moves you forward! Because we are Stronger Together!
National Credit Union Insurance Fund
Your deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), which is managed by the National Credit Union Administration, an independent agency of the United States Government. Your deposits are insured up to $250,000 per individual account and up to $250,000 for Individual Retirement Accounts.
American Share Insurance
Members of America’s Christian Credit Union with qualifying personal accounts exceeding the maximum level of coverage provided by the NCUA are also insured up to an additional $200,000 by ASI for a total of $450,000 of coverage. And, qualifying business/church accounts exceeding the maximum level of NCUA coverage are also insured up to an additional $100,000 by ASI for a total of $350,000 of coverage. ASI’s additional insurance coverage at America’s Christian Credit Union only applies to qualifying personal checking, savings, TSC and IRA accounts and to qualifying business/church accounts.
How do I open a deposit account at America’s Christian Credit Union?
It’s quick and easy using the form above fill out the required information. From there one of our membership representatives will process your request and provide instructions for funding the accounts once your membership has been finalized.
Do I need to be an America’s Christian Credit Union member to apply for a loan?
You don’t need to be a member to start a loan application. However, you’ll need to qualify for and complete membership to finish the process. We are all about a life-long relationship – and there are discounts for automatic payments through our checking accounts – We would encourage you get started using the form above. If you are only interested in applying for a loan, you can do so here.
What information do I need to open an account?
- Name and ID (driver license, state ID or passport)
- Physical address
- Phone number and date of birth
- Employment status and employer (if employed)
- Social Security or Taxpayer Identification Number
How can I access my accounts?
Our mobile app and online banking services make it easy to access your account anytime and anywhere. Transfer funds, send and receive money, pay bills or deposit checks right from your phone. And, of course, we are always happy to help you at any branch. We have thousands of shared-branching locations nationwide and network with more than 30,000 CO-OP ATMs. View all locations here.
Can my kids qualify for membership?
Yes, teaching our kids the value of financial stewardship is a lifetime gift, and passing along ACCU membership to your Children is a great way to do that. We have a variety of youth accounts available you can explore them here: Youth/College Saving, Student Checking.
2 – $50 donation bonus is valid for newly established memberships and checking accounts from members of the Church of the Nazarene. Qualifying accounts for the $50 donation bonus are either “Secure Checking” or “Basic Checking” using the form atop of AmericasChristianCU.com/Nazarene, or the promo code “Nazarene” at account opening when using a general membership application. Upon opening your new checking account, the $50 donation bonus will be aggregated with the other program participants. Donations will be made to the Church of the Nazarene Global Ministry Center every 120 days beginning on 02/01/2022. Certain restrictions apply. Terms, conditions, and offer availability may be subject to change without notice. The minimum deposit to open a Secure Checking account is $10, and a $4.95 monthly fee; a minimum average daily balance of $1,500 is required to earn dividends. The minimum deposit to open a Basic Checking account is $15. See Truth in Savings disclosures for complete details on deposit accounts.
8 – Secure Checking: A deposit of $10.00 is required to open a Secure Checking account. Minimum balance to keep account in good standing is $0.00. A minimum monthly deposit may be necessary to cover applicable service fees. A $4.95 monthly service fee applies for access to Secure checking benefits. Statement fee is waived with enrollment in free electronic statement service. Otherwise, a monthly paper statement fee of $4.00 will apply. See consumer fee schedule for full list of applicable fees.
10 – New Member Certificate: APY assumes that dividends will remain in the account until maturity. Penalty for early withdrawal. Minimum Balance is required in order to open Term Share Certificate and earn dividends. Minimum deposit is $1,000; maximum deposit is $5,000. Early withdrawal penalties do apply which may reduce the principal. No additional deposits can be made during the term of the New Member Term Share Certificate. This offer is for new members or members within the first 60 days of account opening. One certificate per new member. At maturity, the promotional Term Share Certificate will renew as a traditional Term Share Certificate for another 12-month term at the prevailing rate unless we are notified prior to or within 7 days of maturity date. All program rates, offers, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
11 – Consumer VISA® Signature Rewards Card: APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 0% APR on new purchases within the first six months from issuance of the credit card. After that, your APR will be 10.40% to 18.50%. The APR is indexed to the Prime Rate, and may vary based on market conditions. Card issuance is contingent on approved credit, and rates offered are based on credit-worthiness. Minimum FICO score of 660 is required. Minimum credit line of $5,000. Applicants who do not qualify for the Visa Signature Rewards Card may be approved for a Visa Platinum or Share-Secured Visa credit card. Not all applicants will qualify, or qualify for the best rate. All program rates, offer, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Offer not valid for existing ACCU credit card holders, or cardholders whom have closed their accounts in the past 24 months. One offer per household. See application for full list of disclosures and applicable fees.
Must qualify for membership. A $2.00 membership fee may apply for new memberships established or added onto accounts as a joint applicant.