Basic Savings Account
Our Basic Savings
Savings with a difference!
NLCU understands that making a difference means providing savings services to meet your individual lifestyle. If you are just starting out and can only save a little each month, we have the savings solution for you!
If you have been saving for years and like having your money at a strong, local community financial institution, we have the account to suit your style.
What You Get!
Current Rate Specials
Some items that also should be covered in such a fund include health and car insurance deductibles, rent or mortgage, food, energy bills, and phone bills. Get your rainy-day fund started by doing the following:
Aim low if you can’t amass the recommended cash. If you’re burdened with debt and your income is low, you can still set up a decent emergency fund. Aim for one that will cover at least one month of expenses. A cash reserve should be a priority—even over your 401(k) contributions.
Consolidate debt. Now stop using the credit card. Make the minimum monthly payment so you can build up savings for one month of living expenses. After you’ve done that, then you can turn your attention to other goals, such as retirement savings and paying down debt.
Steer clear of the stock market. You’ll want to put your emergency money in a place where you can easily get your hands on it. The two best options are a savings account at a credit union, or a money-market mutual fund. Note: Although a money-market fund isn’t federally insured, it typically has higher interest rates than a savings account.
Money is Insured
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the independent federal agency that regulates charters and supervises federal credit unions. NCUA, with the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, also operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of nearly 90 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the majority of state-chartered credit unions. As an alternative, many credit unions choose to insure your funds through private insurance companies.
The NCUSIF provides all members of federally insured credit unions with $250,000 in coverage for their individual accounts. These accounts include regular shares, share drafts (similar to checking), money market accounts, and share certificates. Individuals with account balances totaling $250,000 or less at the same insured credit union have full NCUSIF coverage.
Members have full NCUSIF coverage at each federally insured credit union where they are qualified members. While NCUSIF coverage protects members at all federally insured credit unions from losses on a broad spectrum of savings account and share draft products, it does not cover losses on money invested in mutual funds, stocks, bonds, life insurance policies, and annuities.
Credit unions generally offer higher interest rates for savings accounts and lower rates for loans, when compared to most banks. And credit unions typically do not engage in predatory lending practices, such as offering subprime loans or payday lending programs with exorbitant rates and fees.
Credit unions also follow conservative investment practices and live within their financial means. That means you can trust your credit union to put the needs of you and its other members first.
Across the country, credit union staff members participate in programs that help consumers learn the basic financial skills that will serve as a strong foundation for their financial futures.
Also, many credit unions and their state associations work with other non-profit entities to help educate consumers about the risks associated with predatory lending.
Whether it’s working with schools to open in-school branches, hosting a financial planning seminar, or offering ID-theft prevention tips at a branch, credit union staff members share their knowledge with the community. Because the more knowledge credit union members have, the wiser the decisions they can make with their money.
Yes. Your deposits are insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government. Call customer service at 800-856-0026 for a pamphlet for more information.
You can make deposits in person, by mail or by ATM. You can also make deposits conveniently through payroll deduction or Remote Deposit Capture.
The Credit Union's routing transit number is 211691457
To use this service call 877-858-3328
Automated Telephone Banking is available 24/7
Yes, by requiring all members to enter an access code (PIN), Automated Telephone Banking provides a safe environment for conducting transactions.
You can sign up for Automated Telephone Banking by visiting a NLCU branch or phoning our Customer Service at 800-856-0026
Yes, there is an Automated Telephone Banking Quick Reference Guide Click Here.
All transactions made during business hours take effect immediately. Transactions made after business hours, on a weekend or on a holiday will be posted on the next business day with an effective date of the actual transaction date
A total of six electronic withdrawals or transfers per month are allowed from all Savings and Money Market Accounts. However, unlimited withdrawals and transfers can be made through an ATM or in person at a NLCU branch.
Enter your member number followed by the # sign
Enter your NLCU access code (PIN) followed by the # sign
This refers to the number assigned to each account type.
Ways to Apply
You must first become a member of Northern Lights if you already are not.
The credit union makes loans without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW ACCOUNT
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.
What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.