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Bankrate's 2016 high-yield checking survey: Credit unions

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From Feb. 16 to Feb. 22, Bankrate canvassed banks, thrifts and credit unions across the country with high-yield checking accounts that have a rewards offering.

This table breaks down the interest rates offered on 56 rewards checking accounts, as well as the accounts' restrictions, requirements and other variables that are important for consumers to know before opening such an account.

High-yield checking offered by credit unions
Institution nameIs it offered nationwide?APYNumber of monthly debit transactions requiredBalance cap
Institution name:Advantage Plus Federal Credit UnionIs it offered nationwide? Yes*APY: 2.05%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 12Balance cap: $15,000
Institution name:Belvoir Federal Credit UnionIs it offered nationwide? NoAPY: 1.01%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 15*Balance cap: $15,000
Institution name:BECUIs it offered nationwide? NoAPY: 4.07%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 1*Balance cap: $500
Institution name:CapEd Federal Credit UnionIs it offered nationwide? YesAPY: 2.5%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 12Balance cap: $10,000
Institution name:Connexus Credit Union (MyRewards Checking)Is it offered nationwide? YesAPY: 1.35%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 10Balance cap: $25,000
Institution name:Connexus Credit Union (Xtraordinary Checking)Is it offered nationwide? YesAPY: 1.75%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 15Balance cap: $25,000
Institution name:Consumers Credit UnionIs it offered nationwide? YesAPY: 3.09%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 12*Balance cap: $10,000
Institution name:Finex CUIs it offered nationwide? NoAPY: 0.501%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 12Balance cap: $25,000
Institution name:First Tech FCUIs it offered nationwide? YesAPY: 1.58%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 12Balance cap: $10,000
Institution name:Great Lakes Credit UnionIs it offered nationwide? YesAPY: 3%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 10*Balance cap: $10,000
Institution name:Lake Michigan Credit UnionIs it offered nationwide? YesAPY: 3%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 10Balance cap: $14,999
Institution name:MidWest America FCUIs it offered nationwide? NoAPY: 1.51%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 10Balance cap: $10,000
Institution name:Provident Credit UnionIs it offered nationwide? NoAPY: 2.01%Number of monthly debit transactions required: 1*Balance cap: $25,000

*See notes section for more details.

Bankrate.com canvassed banks, thrifts and credit unions Feb. 16-22, 2016, and displays data on 56 high-yield checking accounts.

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