Chartway Federal Credit Union is offering a $100 bonus nationwide and you cna fund up to $1,500 with a credit card. To earn the bonus you need to do the following
- Must become a new member
- Activate Visa Debit Card and make five (5) signature transactions ($50 bonus)
- Establish new direct deposit within 60 days of account opening ($50 bonus)
A $15 minimum is required to open checking account, and a $5 minimum is required to maintain savings account. Bonus will be awarded within 90 days of account opening. Existing checking accounts and direct deposits do not qualify. Minimum opening deposits for new accounts must be funded by the member.
Best Value Checking is the best option. It has no minimum balance requirement and no monthly fees.
You can join Chartway Federal Credit Union for free if you live, work or worship in Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia. In Utah, Nevada, and Arizona you can get this bonus through SouthWest Community CU and in Utah you can also get the bonus through HeritageWest.
Everyone else can join the We Promise Foundation and make a $10 donation to apply.
Being a relative or housemate of someone who is eligible or a current member is also an option, so you might be able to use that option if you apply for more than one account for family members.
Credit Card Funding
As mentioned above you’re able to fund this account with a credit card. There’s not many data points but you’re able to use Visa or Mastercard. Also from the comments in DoC’s post and reddit we know that
- Counts as purchase on:
- Capital One Quick Silver
- Citi Prestige
- Citi ThankYou Preferred
- Citi ThankYou Premier
- Chase British Airways
- Chase IHG
- Cash Advance on:
- Barclay Arrival +
- Chase Ink
If you’re testing any other cards, make sure to set your CA limit to $0 or at least lower than the funding amount. Also let us know how it goes.
- Apply here
- Account Type: Best Value Checking
- Availability: Nationwide
- Expiration Date: Limited time offer
- Inquiry Type: Soft pull
- Credit Card Funding: Up to $1,500
- Direct Deposit Requirement: Yes, within 60 days (any amount)
- Other requirements: Activate Visa Debit Card and make five (5) signature transactions
- Monthly Fee: None
- Closing Account Fee: Unknown