High-Yield Checking (HYC)
High-Yield Checking (HYC) appeals to members who are primarily focused on only one particular checking feature - the highest possible dividend (interest) rate. This minimum-frills checking account pays dividends based on your monthly net
debit card spending - the more you use your debit card for purchases, the higher your dividend rate will be for the month.
You Determine Your Dividend Rate
The actual spending tier you reach each month will determine the matching tier dividend rate used to calculate dividends on your average daily balance (ADB) for the month, up to the maximum "cap" balance, currently $30,000. See the monthly debit card spending tiers below. You can view rates here.
- Tier 1: $500.01 - $749.99
- Tier 2: $750.00 - $1,499.99
- Tier 3: $1,500.00 - $2,499.99
- Tier 4: $2,500.00+
You're in control of your dividend destiny - simply use your debit cards for purchases and expenses whenever you can to reach the highest possible spending tier each month. Use this convenient High-Yield Checking Monthly Debit Spend Calculator to help you determine which tier you may already qualify for, and which tier you may be able to reach by using your debit card more!
There is a minimum $100 deposit needed to open an account and a monthly fee will apply if debit card spending doesn't reach at least Tier 1 each month.
Benefits That You Can Really Use
Like all ITCU checking accounts, you will have access to over 30,000 surcharge-free non-ITCU ATMs across the country. Please note that while ATM owner surcharges can be avoided using surcharge-free ATMs, High-Yield Checking account holders get up to four non-ITCU ATM withdrawals per month without a fee from ITCU.1
The following services are included or available, most of them without additional charge, to complement the High-Yield Checking Account:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are there other checking accounts that pay dividends on balances?
InTouch offers two other checking accounts that pay dividends. To make sure you pick the account that best suits your needs, please check out the checking comparison chart.
Q. Where are the 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs located?
The ATMs in the CO-OP network are located in all 50 states and 10 countries. The nearly 30,000 ATM network is larger than almost any bank network. You can find an ATM near you easily using our branch and ATM locator (link: https://www.itcu.org/about/locations/shared-branch-atm-locator).
1 See Retail Fee Schedule for fee and related disclosures.
2 Message and data rates may apply.
Introducing High-Yield Checking Certificates
With your open HYC Checking Account, you can take advantage of a special rate premium (over regular CD rates) on any opened HYC Certificates of Deposit (CDs)! For as little as $1,000.00, you can enjoy any of the CD offers below*:
Annual Percentage Yield
*HYC CDs earn an additional 25 basis points (over regular CD rates) while an HYC account is open and in good standing. The HYC CD rate will be reduced to the equivalent regular CD term (at the time it was opened) if the HYC account is closed while the HYC CD is still open. Rates subject to change without notice. For CD rates and disclosures, visit our All Rates page.