Checking Account Interest Rates Today: NEFCU at 2.53% APY

NEFCUMembers of the Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union — or NEFCU — can agree on one thing: Once they “GO Green,” they’ll never go back to another high-interest checking account again.

So-named because it allows depositors to “get green,” sending them in the direction of better personal wealth and big yields, the GO Green Checking Account from NEFCU comes backed by not just a competitive 2.53% APY, but a host of other features, too.

Checking Account Interest Rates: Terms and Conditions

The minimum deposit required to open a GO Green Checking Account with NEFCU is just 1 cent; $25,000 is the maximum amount allowed to earn the 2.53% rate; balances in excess of this will revert to a still-competitive 0.50% APY.

Here, “GO Green” has a double meaning. The product is designed for credit union members who bank electronically and save paper in the process. Some monthly requirements to qualify for this account include:

  • Complete 12 debit card transactions with a minimum transaction amount of $5 (this doesn’t include ATM transactions)
  • Sign-up for monthly e-statements
  • Sign up for direct deposit
  • Maintain an active, free online bill payment account with at least one bill per month

About Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union

Founded in 1938, Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union originally began as the Valley Stream Teachers Federal Credit Union, a financial cooperative designed to help local teachers achieve financial solvency. Today, NEFCU boasts more than 150,000 members and $2 billion in assets.

Click here for other high-interest checking account interest rates today.

Other Terms and Conditions may apply. Additionally, interest rates are  based on the institution’s online published rates and may have changed since  this offer was posted. Please contact the financial institution for the most  recent rate updates and to review the terms of the offer.

About the Author

Paul Sisolak

Paul Sisolak joined the GOBanking Rates team in January 2012 and has an extensive news reporting background, where he was primarily a staff writer for several major print newspapers and other noteworthy publications.

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