The freedom of an all-around easy account with no minimum balance and no monthly service fees.
The basic choice for earning interest with low minimum balance requirements.
All the benefits of Regular Checking but with additional rewards for having direct deposit or payroll deduction.
The ultimate reward for your relationship. Earn a high rate of interest on your entire checking balance.
$0 if min. daily balance maintained, otherwise $5/mo.
When your card is mailed to you, specific instructions will be included with the steps to activate your card. If you have questions or need assistance:
Visit us in person at any branch location.
Call us during business hours (M – F 7:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sat. 7:00 am - 1:00 pm) at 920.830.7200 or 1.866.273.2328 (toll-free)
If your card is missing, immediate steps are required. Please refer to this detailed info.
If wear and tear on your card has made it difficult or impossible to use, you can request a replacement card. Your card number will not change.
Call us during business hours (M- F 7:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sat. 7:00 am - 1:00 pm) at 920.830.7200 or 1.866.273.2328 (toll-free)
What should I do if there is an unauthorized transaction on my Visa Debit Card?
Call us during business hours (M- F 7:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sat. 7:00 am - 1:00 pm) at 920.830.7200 or 1.866.273.2328 (toll-free).
To help you avoid non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees from retailers, we will transfer funds from your other deposit account(s) to your checking account when the available balance in your checking account is not enough to cover a transaction. A fee will be assessed for each transaction that is covered.
See fee chart for current costs.
To enroll in Check or ACH Transaction Overdraft Protection, visit your nearest branch location or call us at 920.830.7200 and let us know that you would like to set up Overdraft Protection.
To help you avoid your transaction from being declined due to a lack of funds, we will transfer the funds from your other deposit account(s) to your checking account when the available balance in your account is not enough to cover a transaction. You may opt-in to Debit Card Overdraft Services to allow debit card purchases to overdraw your account, with applicable fees.
See fee chart for current costs.
To opt-in to Debit Card Overdraft Services:
Submit a Secure Form in Digital Banking - Log into Digital Banking (the upper right hand corner). Click Services > Secure Forms. Complete the Debit Card Overdraft Service and submit.
Visit your nearest branch location or call us at 920-830-7200 and let us know that you would like to opt-in to Debit Card Overdraft Protection.
Q. Do I have to sign up for both types?
A. You may choose to only have Check/ACH overdraft protection, but to have Debit Card overdraft protection, you must enroll in both.
Q. Why are there two different types of overdraft protection?
A. Federal regulations require you sign-up to maintain overdraft services specifically for debit card transactions. Otherwise your debit card purchases may be declined if you do not have enough money in your account even if you have had overdraft protection in the past.
Q. I've never overdrawn my account (or have only used it once or twice); I don't need overdraft services.
A. You may never need it. Sometimes, though, mistakes happen through no fault of your own. By opting-in, you can avoid the additional inconvenience of having your transactions declined or expensive fees from retailers. Remember, the protection costs you nothing if you never use it.
Q. If I don't have the money, I don't want to overdraw my account.
A. From time to time, unintentional overdrafts can happen. By opting-in, you can avoid the additional inconvenience of having your transactions denied or checks returned. Remember, this protection costs you nothing if you never use it.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. If you never use overdraft services, it costs you nothing. It's just there in case you need it. See the fee chart for current costs.
Q. If I opt-in or opt-out, can I change my mind later?
A. Yes. You may change your selection at anytime. Simply contact us.
Q. Does my spouse (or any joint member) have to sign also?
A. No. Just one account owner's consent is needed.
Q. If my account is overdrawn, am I still charged for each occurrence?
A. If you choose to have on your account, a fee will apply for each transaction that overdraws your account. The total number of overdraft fees (from any source) you can receive in a single day is limited to six. Likewise, the protection costs you nothing if you never use it.
Q. What do I have to do if I have more than one checking account?
A. Multiple accounts aren't a problem. Simply make your selection for each account number.
Q. What do you mean my debit card will be declined if I don't Opt-In?
A. If you do not give us permission to authorize a purchase that would overdraw your account, your card will be declined at the point of sale, causing a potentially embarrassing and inconvenient situation.
Q. Is there a charge if my debit card transaction is declined?
A. No, there is no fee if you opt-out of Debit Card Overdraft Services and your debit card is declined at a point-of-purchase. But you may find yourself in a difficult situation that will require a different form of payment.
The perfect gift - these gift cards can be used everywhere Visa® is accepted for purchases. You choose the amount (min. $25) and the recipient chooses when and where to use it!
Cards available at any Community First branch location.
$3.50 activation fee for each card issued
Money orders are available at any Community First branch and can be used for virtually any transaction. You specify the amount and the payee for the money order. Funds can be deducted from your account or you can use cash. There is no charge for money orders if you have Direct Benefit Checking and Member's Choice Checking. Otherwise a small fee applies.
For convenience and security, use a cashier's check the next time you need to make a large cash payment or purchase. They are safer to send than cash and can be made payable to a third party. A small fee applies.
Bring the change from your piggy bank in to any of our branch locations and we'll count your coins. There is no cost to member-owners. Limited locations also have a self-service coin counting unit that will deposit the money directly into your account.
Store your valuables in a Community First Credit Union safe deposit box where you are assured the safety and security.
See branch locations for availability. For sizes and fees, please call for details.
As a membership convenience, representatives are available at every branch to witness signatures and certify documents.
Please contact your branch to set up an appointment for this member-owner service.
Effective January 1, 2012, the U.S. Treasury ended sales of paper savings bonds through financial institutions, making them exclusively available via the Treasury website at www.treasurydirect.gov.
Community First continues to redeem existing U.S. Savings Bonds at our branches.
Aside from our convenient ATMs, you can deposit money after business hours in our night deposit boxes at each of our convenient locations.