University of Illinois Chicago


Welcome to Better Banking!

UIC, welcome to Credit Union 1! As a Credit Union 1 member, you will be part of a premier financial institution. We strive to exceed your expectations in our delivery of innovative financial solutions. Credit Union 1 is here to help you achieve your maximum economic potential.

Become a member of Credit Union 1 today, we know you will be happy you did.

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Open a CU1 Free Student 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 CHK100, at your local branch or by calling us today! Call our team to mention the "$100 checking offer".


Download and Login to Mobile Banking.

Login to online banking or the mobile app within 14 days of account opening


Receive your $100 checking bonus1.

The $100 bonus will be deposited into your account once you've logged into online banking.

To redeem this offer, you must click the link below when applying online and use Promo Code CHK100. If you call or visit a branch,
make sure to mention "$100 checking offer".

Member Benefits

Savings & Checking

Savings & Checking


Access 30,000+
Surcharge-free ATMs


Auto Loan

Auto Loan Rates
as low as 1.99% APR

Mortgage Loans

Mortgage Loans
Refinance & Purchase

Digital Banking

Digital Banking
Online & Mobile

Financial Analysis

Financial Analysis to help
you reach your goals


Partnership Programs
increase savings
& value


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

Special Checking Bonus:

UIC students are eligible for a limited-time checking bonus from Credit Union 1!


UIC Student Checking Bonus1 Redeem

All checking accounts are subject to approval. Message and data rates may apply. Check with your mobile carrier for details.

1To redeem this offer you must use Promo Code: CHK100. Offer not available to existing members, or former CU1 accounts that have been closed within 90 days, or closed accounts 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 the $100 bonus: (1) New CU1 Membership with checking account must be established at the time of use of Promo Code. (2) Within 14 days of use of the Promo Code, you must login to CU1 Digital Banking. 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.

2Message and data rates may apply. Check with your mobile carrier for details.

Credit Union 1 is celebrating 65 years of helping individuals, families and communities reach their financial goals.