NerdWallet Names Xtraordinary Checking One of 2019’s Top Checking Accounts

After analyzing and comparing the checking accounts at dozens of banks and credit unions, NerdWallet listed Connexus’ Xtraordinary Checking among the top accounts for January 2019.

“To get the most from your checking account, you need low fees, good customer support, and free ATMs nearby,” NerdWallet wrote. “If you earn interest on your cash, even better.”

Connexus hit all the areas mentioned by NerdWallet: no monthly fees, great service, 54,000+ surcharge-free ATMs, and earnings as high as 1.75% APY1. Plus, if you meet the monthly requirements, Xtraordinary Checking also offers $25 in rebates for ATM surcharges2.

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Connexus received similar recognition from NerdWallet in 2018. At that time, NerdWallet named Connexus as one of the nation’s top overall financial institutions, citing its checking account options as a driving factor.

1 Annual Percentage Yield (APY) accurate as of 2/1/2019. Xtraordinary Checking required products and services include enrollment in Digital Banking, eStatements, and transact a minimum of fifteen (15) debit card purchases, one (1) direct deposit, and one (1) third party Connexus Online Bill Pay debit which must be posted to your account by the last business day of the month. ATM transactions not included. You must meet the account requirements. 1.75% APY earned on qualifying accounts $25,000 or less. Accounts in excess of $25,000 earn 0.25% APY; non qualifying accounts earn 0.20% APY. No minimum balance is required. Dividends are compounded and paid monthly. Fees may reduce earnings. Rates subject to change.
2 ATM surcharge rebates only apply to ATMs within the United States.