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Open a checking account and get $250*

Get $250* when you open a checking account with us and meet our promotional requirements.

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Open a checking account and get $250*
We'll pay you $200 to open a checking account with us.

Putting you first with free checking.

We’ll pay you $250 to open a checking account with us.

We’re committed to strengthening the communities we serve. By offering affordable banking products, we help the community grow and that, in turn, helps all of us.

Our checking account truly puts you first. You’ll get a $250 cash bonus when you open a checking account, and you’ll enjoy plenty of money-saving benefits:

  • Free Online and Mobile Banking
  • Mobile Check Deposit1
  • Free Bill Payer Service
  • No Monthly Service Fees
  • No Minimum Balances
  • Overdraft Protection from a Savings Account or Line of Credit
  • Free Visa Debit card
  • Send and request money with Zelle®
  • Early Direct Deposit**

More products, more services, more of what you need.


Bank anytime and anywhere. Check balances, transfer funds, deposit checks and stay informed on your finances.

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Use it as both an ATM card for cash and a debit card for purchases. Avoid high-interest credit cards. Our debit card takes the cost of your purchases right out of your checking account.

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Bill Payer

You can pay bills right from your checking account. You could also set up a one-time payment or a recurring payment to be paid automatically. Never miss a payment again.

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People First checking accounts frequently asked questions (FAQs).
When can I expect my checks after I ordered them?

Your checks will be mailed to you 10 to 14 business days after we received your order. The process could be expedited if you decide to rush your order (additional charges may apply).

How many checks may I write without a fee?

We do not limit you as to the number of checks you can write, nor do we charge a fee per check written.

I don’t write many checks. Can I place a smaller order?

You can order a mini pack, which provides you with 20 checks at a lower cost.


*Offer valid on new consumer checking accounts for a limited time only. Offer subject to change or be withdrawn at any time. Not available to existing People First Federal Credit Union checking account members or those whose accounts have been closed in good standing within 12 months or closed with a negative balance at any time. Offer not available for account conversions. Offer limited to one $250 cash bonus per individual taxpayer identification number; requires qualifying direct deposit(s) totaling $500 or more into account within 45 days of account opening. A qualifying direct deposit is a recurring direct deposit of a paycheck, pension or other regular monthly income (including Social Security) electronically deposited into account per statement cycle. Personal transfers or deposits made at a branch, online or ATM do not qualify. Cash Bonus Offer also requires enrollment in eStatements and 15 debit card transactions within 60 days of account opening. People First Federal Credit Union will fulfill bonus within 60 days of qualification. The $250 bonus will be held (frozen) in your account until the account is 6 months old and released thereafter. Offer may be withdrawn or changed at any time.

**Early access to direct deposit funds depends on the timing of the payment file that is sent to People First from your employer. We have in general made these funds available on the day the payment file is received, which can be up to 2 days earlier than your actual effective pay day.

1 Account must be in good standing and meet eligibility requirements.

For more information, please view our Courtesy Pay Disclosures.