Explore Bankrate's 2015 High-Yield Checking Survey: Great Lakes Credit Union

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Great Lakes Credit Union in north Chicago offers Ultimate Checking for a 3 percent annual percentage yield and a relatively low account balance to earn it. Bankrate's 2015 High-Yield Checking Survey breaks down the returns you can get with each account and the hoops you'll have to jump through to get them.

Great Lakes Credit Union

Location: North Chicago

Nationally offered?Y
APY %3
Default APY %0
Monthly debit transactions required10*
Bill pay or automatic withdrawal required?Y
Direct deposit required?Y
E-statements required?Y
Balance cap$10,000
APY % above cap0.05
Ultimate Checking: Available nationally. For the 3% APY: 10 debit card purchases per month totaling $100 or more (signature purchases only, no returns, PIN or ATM). $500 direct deposit, 10 debit card purchases and e-statements are required monthly. Pay 1 bill per month through bill pay or log in to mobile banking once per month. $500 direct deposit or 5 debit card purchases in a statement cycle; account holder gets no interest, monthly fee or minimum balance requirement. Monthly fee: $5 if none of the above requirements is met. Balance above $10,000 yields 0.05%, if requirements are met. ATM refund: $5 max per statement cycle if requirements are met.

*See notes section for more details. canvassed banks, thrifts and credit unions from March 16 to March 25 and has displayed data on 56 high-yield checking accounts.


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