Alliant Credit Union review: It’s easy to become a member, with high interest rates on savings and checking

You can open an Alliant Credit Union account from anywhere in the US.

The bottom line: Alliant High-Interest Checking Account is one of the best credit unions out there, especially if you want to earn high interest rates on savings, checking, and certificates.

Overall credit union ratingFeatureInsider rating (out of 5)Checking4.25Savings4.5CD3.75Trustworthiness5Total4.25Pros and consProsCons

High interest rates on savings account and CDs

Low minimum opening deposits

Interest-earning checking account

Reimburses up to $20 in out-of-network ATM fees 

No overdraft fees

No money market accountsInterest compounded monthly, not dailyAlliant High-Rate Savings Account

Alliant High-Rate Savings is a solid online savings account. It pays a great interest rate, and there are no monthly service fees. There’s technically a $5 minimum opening deposit, but Alliant will cover the cost. Keep in mind that you do need to keep a $100 balance to earn interest, though.

Alliant High-Interest Checking Account


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This article was written by [email protected] (Laura Grace Tarpley, CEPF,Sophia Acevedo, CEPF) and originally published on