Bye Bye Free Checking?

The Big Banks are up to their tricks again. Check out the latest bank news: Wells Fargo, one of the largest retail banks in the country, will no longer offer free checking accounts–and they will now charge new customers a $5.00 monthly fee for basic checking, eliminating two types of free account services that the bank had previously offered.  Read the article for yourself here:

This is one of the reasons we started this blog, to let everyone know that you do have a CHOICE!  Break the bank habit. BrightStar members understand the difference, the Credit Union difference.  BrightStar offers real FREE checking accounts with no monthly fee, no minimum balance, no strings attached, and NO plans to change it!  Plus our checking accounts are loaded with free perks, like Visa Extras on your debit card, BALANCE financial counseling and more.

If you haven’t made the switch, do it now.  It’s easy.  Just go to our home page and select “Join us today” or “Add and Account”.  You can open your BrightStar checking account quickly and safely online in minutes.

About BrightStar Credit Union

BrightStar Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative based in South Florida. If you live, work or go to school in Broward or Palm Beach counties, you can join!

Posted on 07/14/2010, in The CU Difference. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Anamarie Root

    Are there any plans @ BSCU to go paperless? I’d much prefer to receive newsletters, updates and other related docs via email than in hard copy in the mail. I already receive electronic statements – I’d love to see BSCU go even GREENER! Keep up the great work – we have been members for 11 years now and really enjoy all of the benefits we receive from BSCU. Thank you!! 🙂

    • brightstarcu

      Hi Anamarie,

      Thank you so much for your comment. As you already know, when you sign up for our free e-Statement service, you can view your monthly statements easily online, and we’ll stop mailing you printed statements. But you may not realize, you’re actually helping the environment doubly, because this means we do not print added newsletters or other materials which come in your statements. Your monthly newsletter is viewable as a PDF when you login to see your statement online. But you’ve given us a couple of ideas that we’ll look into to be even “greener” in the future. Also, just in case you didn’t know, BrightStar offers green auto loans. We provide members with a car loan rate discount when financing an environmentally friendly car. Details can be seen on our web site, Thanks again for your feedback.

      Best Regards,

      BrightStar CU

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