With no monthly service charges and money back on ATM fees, Atlas High-Rate Checking really pays.
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We offer award-winning online kids savings and teen checking accounts (plus, great products for parents too!)
Atlas returns profits to our members through higher savings rates, lower loan rates, and fewer fees. And we make it easy to bank with 24/7 account access.
Teens who learn how to be responsible with their money today are more likely to make good financial decisions tomorrow.
Supercharge your teen checking account! To earn our great interest rate each month, simply opt in to eStatements and have at least one electronic deposit to your teen checking account. Learn more about high-rate checking.
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Tired of ATM fees? Every ATM is your teen’s ATM with 80,000+ fee-free ATMs and fee rebates up to $20/month (excludes 1% Visa foreign transaction fee)78.
Your teen's smartphone and the Atlas Mobile Banking App make account management and budgeting easy. And they don't even need to carry their debit card with them, because it's compatible with Apple PayTM, Samsung PayTM, Google PayTM and Venmo.
Your Atlas Teen Checking Account won't charge you or your teen a monthly service or minimum balance fee. But be sure to review our fee schedule with your teen to make sure they understand how to avoid other fees, like those for non-sufficient funds.
Daily debit card limits of $100 in cash withdrawals & $300 in spending provide peace of mind. Plus the adult joint owner has full account access and can set up transaction alerts to monitor your teen's spending.
It's easy to move money from your Atlas account to your teen's, whether it's a one-time transfer or recurring allowance transfers. Standard ACH transfers are free, and only a parent/guardian can set up outgoing transfers.
Atlas's online and mobile banking have a built-in PFM to help your teen review their spending patterns in their teen checking account. It helps them see if it's fast-food meals or app store purchases that are the biggest drain on their wallet, making it easier to adjust their spending.
What's the key to teaching your teen smart money management skills? It's talking to them about money and giving them increasing responsibility for managing their own spending in a teen checking account.
Teach your teen how to use a checking account, including how to write checks, effectively manage their money and avoid paying checking fees.
Talk with your teen about why saving a portion of their income from summer jobs makes sense for their future. Have them deposit their paycheck using the Atlas Mobile Banking App, then transfer part of that paycheck into their savings account.
Teach your teen security smarts and talk through how scammers trick people into sharing personal information. Need some ideas on tips to discuss? Review the helpful hints on the Atlas Securitypage or the Security IQ section of our blog.
Check out this video for great tips on ways to teach your teen about smart spending and saving.
Is your teen a member of Atlas?
(membership is required)
Yes, my teen is already a member. I only need to open a Teen Checking Account.
Teen Checking (PDF)
No, my teen isn't a member yet, I need to open their membership and Teen Checking Account at the same time.
Membership + Teen Checking (PDF)
Teen Checking applications are transacted via secure email. Just fill out the form below and we will email you with instructions within one business day.
First Name* Please enter your first name. Last Name* Please enter your last name.
We’ll give you a call if we need additional information from you. If you have mailed in your application and haven’t heard from us about the status of your account within 14 business days – or if you've faxed in your application or dropped it off at branch & haven’t heard from us within 7 business days – give us a call at 800-328-1935 and request an update.
Need an alternative way to submit your application?
Atlas Credit Union
Attn: Account Services
PO Box 66945
Chicago, IL 60666-0945
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Non-standard service fees may apply. Fees subject to change. View our full fee schedule.
Members who are 13–17 years of age are eligible to open an Atlas Teen Checking Account.
Yes, joint owners can view your teen’s checking and savings accounts once given access. To view Atlas joint account(s) within online banking, the primary account owner must first give access.
For teen checking accounts, your teen should log in to Atlas Online Banking, then:
1. Select “Settings”
2. Select “Joint Owner Management”
3. Select “Manage Online Access”
4. Select the account(s) your teen would like you to have access to
5. Click the “Update” button
After your teen completes the above steps, you can then log in to your own Atlas Online Banking to view your teen’s checking account.
You can transfer funds to your teen’s account by using our “Transfer Money” module within Atlas Online Banking. Transfers can be made member-to-member or to external accounts and can be scheduled as one-time or setup to be recurring.
Yes, but you must meet two simple requirements monthly to qualify. If you don’t fulfill each requirement monthly, you won’t earn high-yield checking interest for that month. Requirements include:
1. Opt out of paper statements and start receiving free eStatements.
2. Have at least one of the following recurring monthly electronic deposits to your Atlas Teen Checking Account: Direct deposit, monthly ATM deposits or transfers from another financial institution into your Atlas account. Transfers between your Atlas accounts do not qualify as an electronic deposit.
Note: Transfers between your Atlas accounts do not qualify as an electronic deposit.
The Atlas Teen Checking Accounts will automatically convert to a regular Atlas Checking Account once the account holder turns 18. The existing joint owner(s) will continue to remain as joint owner(s) unless they are specifically removed by the primary owner. We'll send a new debit card, which should be activated as soon as possible. The debit cards for the teen account should be shredded, as they will be deactivated shortly after the teen's birthday. At account conversion, the daily ATM Debit Card spending and withdrawal limits will be increased to the regular checking account limits.
An Atlas Teen Checking account must be opened as a joint account with a parent or guardian. It offers many of the same features as our regular checking account, but it offers greater peace of mind for parents or guardians through a variety of controls.
The term “wire transfer” is often used to refer to any electronic transfer of money from one person to another by transferring funds from one financial institution to another for a service fee.
If your card is lost or stolen, please call us at 800-328-1935 (24/7). For international callers, please contact us at 773-462-2000 (24/7).
Use the Transfer Money form to create a recurring transfer into your child's savings or teen checking account.
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