Setup direct deposit with a CU1 checking account and unlock this exclusive offer.

Checking Bonus1

Claiming your offer is easy!


Open a CU1 Checking Account.

Open a checking account with CU1 online and use Promo Code CHK500, at your local branch or by calling us today! Already a member with a checking account? Setup your direct deposit in digital banking and call our team to mention the "$500 checking offer".


Set up direct deposit.

Establish direct deposit activity within 60 days of account opening or by August 31st, 2022.


Receive your $500 checking bonus1.

The $500 bonus will be deposited into your account following three (3) consecutive months of qualifying activity.

Redeem Before August 31, 2022

To redeem this offer, you must click the link below when applying online and use Promo Code CHK500. If you call or visit a branch, make sure to mention "$500 checking offer".

Why CU1?

  • Since 1958, as a not-for-profit our mission has been to help more people achieve their economic potential, giving back to our members and the communities we serve.
  • Access thousands of locations nationwide with shared branching and 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs.

Bank Anywhere with 24/7 Digital Banking

Biometric Login

Login using mobile device facial recognition or fingerprint sensor


Add CU1 credit/debit cards as payment across you favorite subscriptions and digital services

Personal Dashboard

See your balances and spending across various financial institutions

Mobile Deposit2

Deposit a check into your CU1 account using your mobile device's camera

Apple Watch®

Easily View account balances and transactions on an Apple Watch


Transfer funds between CU1 accounts and to & from external financial institutions


Effortlessly stay on top of your finances with the alert delivery method of your choice

Find a Branch/ATM

View branches and ATM locations in a list and on a map

All checking accounts are subject to approval. Apple Watch is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

1 To redeem this offer you must use Promo Code: CHK500 before August 31, 2022. Offer not available to existing members who already have direct deposit coming into a CU1 account, those whose accounts have been closed within 90 days,  or closed with a negative balance within the last 3 years from the date of use of the Promo Code. Promo Code is only good for one-time use and is not redeemable with any other offers. To receive $500 bonus: (1) Within 90 days of use of the Promo Code, you must establish and receive a minimum recurring aggregate total direct deposit of $1,000 per month into a new or existing CU1 checking account. (2) Your direct deposit must be from an electronic deposit of your paycheck, investment account, pension or government benefits (such as Social Security) distribution from your employer or government agency. Person to Person transfers or payments are not considered a direct deposit. Bonus will be paid by deposit into your CU1 checking account within 7 days of meeting all qualifying criteria. To receive the bonus, the checking account must not be closed or restricted at the time of payout. Bonus is considered interest and will be reported on 1099-INT. Offer may be cancelled at any time without notice. Account Closure: If the checking account is closed by the member or by CU1 within 12 months after opening, we will deduct the bonus amount from the checking account at closing.  

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