Frequently Asked Questions | Savings

How do I open a Savings Account?

New members opening a Primary Share/Savings account may open their account online or at any branch. Holiday, Vacation, and Special accounts can be opened at any branch or by calling the Member Service Center.

What is the minimum opening deposit?

The minimum opening deposit for a Primary Share/Savings account is $5.00. There is no opening deposit required for any other Savings account.

Can I have more than one Savings Account?

Yes, you may establish as many as you like.

Do you have accounts for children?

It is never too early to teach your children the importance of savings. A People First FCU PUTMA Account may be the perfect tool to educate your children on financial responsibility. With a PUTMA account you are in control of the funds.

Here is how it works:

Your child is the account owner and the account is opened with the child's social security number, but a parent, grandparent or other adult (18 years and older) is named as custodian. Of course the child can make deposits to the account, but only the custodian can make withdrawals. You, as the custodian, control the account until the child is 18 years old.

How are dividends paid?

Dividends are compounded and paid monthly.

How can I earn a higher rate of interest?

A Money Market Account lets you earn a higher rate of interest on balances of $2,500 or more. Also, if you don't need immediate access to your funds, consider a Share Certificate.

Can I open an account with People First FCU if I am on ChexSystems?

We verify all new accounts through ChexSystems. Please inquire at any People First FCU branch or call our Member Service Center for our ChexSystems guidelines.

Can I use my savings account to cover overdrafts on my checking account?

Yes. Our overdraft protection features automatic transfers from your regular savings account to your checking account as needed, subject to Regulation D. Learn more about Overdraft Protection.

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