Is Your Checking Account Really Free? Here's What To Look For.

Presented By Our Annual Partner, Westerra Credit Union

Westerra Credit UnionMany people think they have free checking, but take a close look at your checking account as there may be strings attached. Lots of checking accounts require you to maintain a minimum balance every month, deposit a certain amount each month, or make a certain number of debit card transaction every month. If your checking account requires any of these to avoid a monthly fee, then your account is not really free.

So where can you look to find free Checking? You can still find free checking at many community banks and credit unions. Look for an account without “requirements” to make it free. You can also get free checks, free debit cards and free ATMs, too! There are still free checking accounts out there. Moving your money to an account that is truly free can save you a significant amount of money every month ‐ and that adds up to a lot over time. To learn more about Westerra’s free checking account, visit