Checking That Fits Your Life

Benefits of Checking with Northwest Federal:

  • No minimum balance requirements
  • No monthly maintenance fees
  • FREE first box of checks
  • FREE unlimited transactions at 30,000 ATMs nationwide
  • FREE Mobile Banking with Bill Pay and Mobile Deposit®

Open your checking account today.

  • Login to Online Banking and click "Apply"
  • Call us: 703-709-8900 or 844-709-8900 (toll-free)
  • Stop by a branch 

Compare the Features of Our Checking Accounts

Use our ClickSWITCH® service to easily move your account relationship from another financial institution to Northwest Federal. Add a Kasasa Saver® Account to earn higher dividends when you automatically deposit the cash or cash back you earn monthly from your checking account.

Feature Choice Checking Elite Checking

Kasasa Cash®

Kasasa Cash Back®

Dividend-earning account No dividends 0.05% APY1
OR
0.15% APY1 with $1,000 minimum in deposits per month

2.00% APY on the first $25,0002
0.25% APY on portion of balance above $25,0002 (if qualifications are met)3

No dividends
Rewards No rewards No rewards No rewards Earn 2.00% cash back on debit card purchases up to $3004 ($6 maximum per month) if qualifications are met3
Monthly fee (if average monthly checking account balance falls below minimum) No monthly fee

$10 or
maintain minimum checking account balance of $5,000

No monthly fee No monthly fee
FREE ATM transactions

FREE transactions at CO-OP ATM, CULIANCE®, CU24®/CUHERE ATM5 and Northwest Federal ATMs

FREE transactions at CO-OP ATM, CULIANCE®, CU24®/CUHERE ATM5 and Northwest Federal ATMs

Up to $10 per month out of network ATM fee refunds available6

Nationwide, unlimited ATM fee refunds (if qualifications are met)3,7

Nationwide, unlimited ATM fee refunds (if qualifications are met)3,7
FREE Northwest Federal custom logo checks8 Free first box of checks Free check re-orders Free first box of checks Free first box of checks
Unlimited check writing
FREE Debit Mastercard®
FREE Point-of-Sale cash back
FREE Online Banking and Bill Pay Service
FREE eStatements
FREE Telephone Banking
FREE Mobile Banking app & Mobile Deposit®
Service9
FREE Direct Deposit of your funds

Monthly Qualification Cycles for Kasasa® Checking Accounts

1APY=Annual Percentage Yield. Fees may reduce earnings on accounts. Dividends are compounded daily and paid monthly. Rate current as of February 1, 2020 and subject to change without notice. Rate may change after the account is opened.

2 APY = Annual Percentage Yield. When your Kasasa Cash account qualifications are met during a Monthly Qualification Cycle, (1) Balances up to $25,000 receive APY of 2.00%; and balances over $25,000 earn 0.25% interest rate on the portion of balance over $25,000, resulting in an annual percentage yield for this tier ranging from 2.00% to .48% APY depending on the account’s balance. When Kasasa Cash qualifications are not met, all balances in the account earn .05% APY. Dividends will be credited to your Kasasa Cash account on the last day of statement cycle. APYs accurate as of 3/1/2020. Rates and rewards are variable and may change after account is opened. $100 minimum deposit is required to open the account. There are no recurring monthly maintenance charges or fees to open or close this account. Rewards less than a penny cannot be distributed. Each individual is limited to being the primary owner on 1 (one) account. Monthly qualification cycle means the period beginning on the last day of the previous month and closing one (1) day prior to the last day of the current month. Debit card transactions may take one or more days to post to the account and must post during the Monthly Qualification Cycle in order to qualify for the account’s rewards. The following activities do not count toward earning account rewards: ATM transactions, Debit card purchases processed by merchants as ATM transactions, transactions made with debit cards not issued by Northwest Federal.

3 Monthly qualifications are: enrollment in eStatements, completion of 12 debit purchases, and at least one login to Online Banking.

4 When Kasasa Cash Back qualifications are met during a Monthly Qualification Cycle, you will receive 2.00% cash back on up to a total of $300.00 in debit card purchases that post to the account during that cycle period. A maximum of $6.00 cash back may be earned per Monthly Qualification Cycle. Rates and rewards are variable and may change after account is opened. There are no recurring monthly maintenance charges or fees to open or close this account. Rewards less than a penny cannot be distributed. Each individual is limited to being the primary owner on 1 (one) account. Monthly qualification cycle means the period beginning on the last day of the previous month and closing one (1) day prior to the last day of the current month. Debit card transactions may take one or more days to post to the account and must post during the Monthly Qualification Cycle in order to qualify for the account’s rewards. The following activities do not count toward earning account rewards: ATM transactions, Debit card purchases processed by merchants as ATM transactions, transactions made with debit cards not issued by Northwest Federal.

5 No Northwest Federal and no surcharge fees will apply.

6 Elite Checking account holders will be refunded a total of up to $10 in out of network fees and ATM surcharge fees each month. Refunds will be credited at month end.

7 In order to receive reimbursement of all ATM fees incurred in a statement cycle your account qualifications must be met during the Monthly Qualification Cycle.

8 To receive Northwest Federal logo checks at no charge, your order must be limited to one box per order. Any number of boxes exceeding one per order will be charged to your account.

9 Message and data rates may apply for mobile banking. Message frequency depends on account settings. To get help with Mobile Banking, call us toll-free at 844-709-8900. Mobile Deposit is a registered trademark of Mitek Systems, Inc. Qualification criteria apply for Mobile Deposit. Mobile Deposit is available for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 3 and later and most Android devices enabled with a camera. iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

Fees are current as of March 1, 2020 and may be subject to change.

Kasasa, Kasasa Cash, and Kasasa Cash Back are trademarks of Kasasa, Ltd., registered in the U.S.A.

Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

ClickSWITCH is a registered trademark of ClickSWITCH, LLC.