Checking Accounts

Plus, Thousands of Totally Free ATM's! Open a checking account with BrightStar CU and we’ll pay you $100! Consider it an account-warming present.*

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Checking Choices

The Best Free Checking with e-Statements Here's Why:

  • No minimum balance-No monthly fee1
  • Unlimited transactions
  • FREE Visa(r) Check Card* with ScoreCard Rewards- Earn points toward great rewards.
  • FREE Online Banking and BillPay
  • FREE BALANCE Financial Counseling Service
  • View your FREE e-Statements and copies of cleared checks online.
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You can use your BrightStar CU ATM or Visa Check Card at all Credit Union 24, CUHere and Publix Presto machines with no fee!+ Hundreds of totally free ATMs in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties-Thousands Nationwide.

Advantage Checking

Our Advantage Checking2 offers all of the great features of our FREE checking with the added benefit of automatic overdraft protection from your savings or line of credit. As an Advantage Checking member, you'll also receive a discount on your printed check orders.

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Interest Checking

If you regularly maintain a balance of $1,000 or more in your checking account and want to earn dividends, then our Interest Checking3 account is right for you.

  • Earn competitive dividends
  • Offers all the features of our FREE checking program
  • Overdraft protection available from your savings or line or credit
  • Free FREE Visa Check Card* with ScoreCard Rewards
  • Free first order of Checks4
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Totally Free ATMs!

You can use your BrightStar CU ATM or Visa Check Card at all Credit Union 24, CUHere and Publix Presto machines with no fee!***

Hundreds of totally free ATMs in Broward, Collier, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach OR St. Lucie Counties—Thousands Nationwide!

* Conditions apply. Ask for details.

** For details about Visa Check Card, click here.

*** For details about free ATMs, click here.

+ CUHere is a surcharge-free subnetwork of CU24. BrightStar CU members pay no fee and no surcharge at all CUHere and Presto machines.CU24 ATM owners may charge a surcharge.

1. No monthly or annual fee-plus thousands of totally free ATMs-but some other fees may apply. See account disclosure for details.

2. Pay NO monthly fee if you maintain an Advantage Checking balance of $500 or more. Otherwise a low monthly $5 maintenance fee applies.

3. Pay NO monthly checking account fee and earn dividends if you maintain an Interest Checking Account balance of $1,000 or more. Otherwise a low monthly maintenance fee of $10 applies. If the monthly balance falls below $1,000 no dividends will be paid.

4. Credit Union's exclusive design checks only.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you open a BrightStar CU account, you become a member. Your membership is your passport to a whole world of Credit Union services. Join for as little as $1. Once you're a member, you're eligible to apply for other accounts-including checking, loans, credit cards, and more. We offer 3 convenient ways to join:

  • Submit an application online
  • Complete a PDF application online, then mail it
  • Visit your nearest BrightStar CU branch location

Anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Broward, Collier, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach OR St. Lucie Counties, Florida. BrightStar CU serves Broward Schools, as we've proudly done for over 70 years. We provide services to local Partner Organizations, which offer BrightStar CU as a benefit to their employees. Family members of the above named groups are also eligible to join.