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Is Your Checking Account Giving Back to You This Season?

Posted on Monday, Dec 9, 2013

Many of us spend more money than our usual budget allots during the holidays. We travel, buy gifts and attend or host parties, all of which affect our bank account. Although we may deduct more from our account this time of year, any way to save and receive benefits is helpful. At Gulf Winds, we offer high yield checking in the Pensacola and Tallahassee areas, providing the highest APY rates available. Is your checking account giving back to you this season? See how a high yield checking account can benefit you during the holidays:

What are the benefits?
Compared to other well-known banking institutions, Gulf Winds offers the highest APY for your checking account by far at 1.50%. While you chip away at your holiday shopping list, here are some features to take advantage of with your high yield checking account:

• Enjoy premium monthly dividends
• Don’t worry about a minimum balance, as it’s not required for your checking account
• No monthly service fee. Because we are a credit union that functions based on our memberships, we don’t charge you a monthly maintenance fee at Gulf Winds.
• Nationwide ATM fee refunds
• You receive a free, (Fee Free) Black Visa Debit Card
• You have access to online banking with bill pay
• Take advantage of free e-Statements with check images
• Free 24-Hour phone banking
• You have access to over 40 surcharge-free ATMs locally
• Don’t stress about an accidental overdraft, you have free overdraft transfer protection
• After 60 days, you also qualify for overdraft privilege protection

How can you qualify?
First, open or switch your current checking account to Gulf Winds' High-Yield Checking. Then, all you need to do is complete three easy and free qualifications each monthly qualification cycle.

1. Have at least 12 debit card purchases post and clear
2. Have at least one (1) direct deposit or automatic payment post and clear
3. Receive your monthly statements electronically

It’s just that simple! There are plenty of ways to save during the holidays, and switching to a high yield checking account can help build up your finances. If you’re interested in making the switch or to find out more options available at Gulf Winds, contact us today or come by a branch near you for more information.

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