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CU Link is all about connecting you with the perfect credit union in Michigan.

In sync with their mission of putting members first, most credit unions offer free checking and free debit/ATM cards to go along with those checking accounts. This may be why credit union checking account deposits have grown 47.4% in the past four years here in Michigan. 

Compare.

If free checking is at the top of what you’re looking for in a financial institution, take a look at how credit unions compare to other financial institutions when it comes to free checking.

 

Deposit to open:

Fees:

Fine print:

Average Credit Union Checking Account:

None None Free debit card and online banking included

Bank of America My Access Checking Account:

$25 $12 per month Charge is waived with a direct deposit of $250 or an average daily balance of $1,500

Chase Total CheckingSM Account:

$25 $12 per month Charge is waived with a direct deposit of $500 or an average daily balance of $1,500; free online and mobile banking included

Comerica Access Checking Account:

$50 $10 per month Charge is waived with a direct deposit of $150 or an average daily balance of $750; free if you are a full-time college student under age 26