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No matter your age, Georgia United has options to best suit your Checking Account needs.

Checking Choices

Checking "Perks"

Protecting Yourself with Identity Theft 911

At Georgia United, we are committed to maintaining the security of your personal and financial information, and we take every necessary step to ensure that your accounts are protected. If you’re a member who has a checking account with us, congratulations! As part of our efforts to ensure your account security, all checking accounts have been upgraded to receive free Identity Theft 911 protection. This upgrade includes:

  • A personal advocate who will work with you one-on-one to restore your identity in the event that it is compromised
  • Systematic notification to credit bureaus, creditors, governmental agencies and others, including credit collectors
  • Preparation of all documents and phone calls needed to resolve your identity theft
  • Comprehensive case file creation to provide assistance to law enforcement
  • A full year of credit monitoring, fraud monitoring and follow-up calls
  • Fraud alerts and education

To learn more about Identity Theft 911 protection for your Georgia United checking account, contact a friendly representative from our Member Support Center at 770-476-6400, option #3, or visit your local branch. To report a lost or stolen VISA® Debit Card or ATM card, please call 1-866-677-7156.

Automatic Overdraft Protection

Georgia United checking accounts automatically come with overdraft protection from your share savings account. Members may also choose to have funds automatically transferred from a Personal Line of Credit* or their Georgia United Visa® Credit Card**

*Subject to credit approval and available funds. Please see our Loans section for details on this great financial tool. **Visa Credit Card overdraft option only available to Platinum members.

Courtesy Pay

Courtesy Pay is a service we offer to eligible checking account* members, with an account open at least 60 days, to automatically cover a transaction that exceeds the balance in your checking account after Overdraft Protection has been applied. Instead of having a check returned, Courtesy Pay covers your insufficient fund item(s) for a $30 fee per item. In order to avoid interruption of this service, your account must be brought current within 30 days of initial use.   

You are automatically enrolled for Courtesy Pay to cover your checks, electronic payments (ACH) and bill pay items. You must opt-in to receive Courtesy Pay for ATM and debit card transactions by:

  • Logging in to Online Banking and selecting the Courtesy Pay tab
  • Contacting our Member Care Center at 770-476-4600, option #3.
  • Visiting one of our branches

 

To see an example of how Courtesy Pay can save you money in unnecessary charges and learn more about the service, please see our Courtesy Pay FAQs.

*We pay your overdraft items at our discretion, up to the specific limit for your account (link to PDF), and we reserve the right not to pay. For example, we typically do not pay overdrafts if your account is not in good standing, or you are not making regular deposits, or you have too many overdrafts.

ATM and Debit Cards

Your checking account with Georgia United offers the added convenience of ATM cards or VISA® Debit Cards. Our ATM and Debit Cards afford you access to more than 100,000 surcharge-free ATMs throughout the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, Guam, Japan, and the United Kingdom. You can also access ATMs in more than 170 countries through the PLUS, Interlink, CU24,  and AllPoint networks. With your Georgia United Visa Debit Card, you can make a purchase anywhere in the world VISA® is accepted.

Online Banking Options

With Georgia United Online Banking, managing your finances electronically is easy and hassle free! Set-up is simple— just register your account for Online Banking once to begin enjoying any of the numerous benefits listed below. All you need is your account number to begin!

  • View account balances and history
  • Pay Bills with free electronic Bill Pay
  • Open a new account or apply for a loan
  • Transfer funds between accounts
  • Make loan and Visa credit card payments
  • Verify cleared checks and debit card transactions, or view pending transactions
  • Enroll in or view E-Statements
  • Reorder Checks
  • Check dividends, certificates, and IRAs
  • View current loan payoff amounts and due dates
  • Make loan payments or transfer funds from another financial institution using our QuickPay Transfer Center

Is it time to Reorder Checks?

Our secure check reorder site is conveniently located on your Georgia United Online Banking account page. Just log in to Online Banking and you’ll see “Reorder Checks”. Select from the latest check designs and print accents to create a customized check that’s uniquely you— without having to visit a branch or mail in a check order! Checks may also be ordered from our Member Support Center, at any of our 16 branch locations or by calling 1-800-Deluxe1


Checking Account Options

We have a wide variety of checking accounts for every stage of life. 

We also offer Overdraft Protection and Courtesy Pay to protect your payments from insufficient funds, access to VISA® Debit Cards, Online Banking with Bill Pay, E-Statements and free direct deposit.

Additionally, as part of our efforts to ensure your account security, each checking account features free identity theft protection!

Our checking account products include:

 

Free Checking

Our most popular account is free of monthly service charges when you sign up for Direct Deposit or E-Statements.

  • No monthly service fees or minimum balance requirement (direct deposit or E-Statement required for completely free checking).
  • Unlimited check writing, withdrawals, and transactions allowed per month.
  • Free unlimited online Bill Pay (direct deposit or E-Statement required for free Online Bill Pay)
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Thrifty Checking

Don’t have many checking transactions each month? Then our convenient Thrifty Checking account may be the option for you! For just $2.50 per month you receive for 20 checks (or transactions), with an additional service charge of 30¢ per-item over 20.

  • No minimum balance requirement.
  • First 20 checks/withdrawals included. (additional service charge applies per check/withdrawal in excess of 20)
  • Monthly statement/E-Statement provided.


Premier Checking

Enjoy the benefit of an interest bearing checking account with Premier Checking from Georgia United. You'll receive monthly dividends when you maintain an average daily balance of $1,000 and enjoy no per-check charges.

  • Interest bearing checking account
  • No monthly service fees (as long as $1,000.00 minimum daily balance requirement is met).
  • Unlimited check writing allowed per month

 

Student Checking

The perfect "first time checking account" for those members just starting out! Our Student Checking accounts require a qualified joint owner over the age of 18 if the primary student member is under the age of 18.
  • Eligible for a VISA Debit Card
  • No monthly service fees or minimum balance requirement (enrollment in E-Statement required for free checking)
Qualified joint owner required if student is under the age of 18. The joint owner must be an eligible member applicant, age 18+. 


Upper Class Checking

Georgia United rewards our members for reaching a certain age milestone! Members 55 years of age or over are automatically eligible for free checking with our Upper Class accounts. 

  • No minimum balance requirement nor monthly service fees
  • Free Georgia United logo checks with unlimited check writing privileges
  • Free transaction printouts, check copies and statement copies

 

Restart Checking

Everyone deserves a second chance. Allow Georgia United Credit Union to help you restore your financial outlook and plan a brighter future with a Restart Checking account. For $12 per month you get a second chance for a checking account

  • $12 monthly service charge.
  • Minimum deposit of $25 required to open a Restart Checking account; not required to maintain $25 balance
  • Direct deposit is required
  • VISA Debit Card and join account holder allowed
 

 

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) insures your deposits (in savings, savings certificates, and share-draft/checking accounts) up to $250,000. IRAs are insured separately to $250,000.