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Your savings account is the beginning of your Gesa Credit Union membership. With as little as a $5 deposit, you’ll become a member-owner of Gesa and you'll be on your way to a world of valuable benefits. As a member of our not-for-profit financial cooperative you’ll enjoy:
- Better dividend rates on savings
- Lower interest rates on loans
- Minimal service charges
- Remarkable personal service
It’s no wonder that member-owned credit unions outperform other financial institutions on consumer satisfaction surveys year after year.
Who can join Gesa?
If you live, work, worship or attend school in the State of Washington, or are a close relative of someone who qualifies as a member, you are eligible to join Gesa.
And remember—once a member, always a member! So even if you change jobs or move out of the area, you can retain your membership and all of the benefits. For more information, call or visit your nearest branch location.
Important information about procedures for opening new accounts: 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.
Now that you have opened an account with Gesa Credit Union, use the Switch Kit to create and mail out the appropriate letters to notify others of your account change.
What you need to get started:
For security purposes, we do not allow you to save the application process in the middle, so please make sure you have all of your information up front. If you need to gather your information and return to the online Switch Kit, use the Pre-Transfer Worksheet.
Step 1 - Your new Gesa Credit Union account information
Start by adding your Gesa Credit Union information. If you don't have an account with Gesa, you will need to open one before switching by filling out our membership application.
Step 2 - Your previous account information
Your previous financial institution’s information is needed to close your old accounts.
Step 3 - List any automated debits (ACH) and or Direct Deposits
Gather all information on companies that make electronic withdrawals from your account or Direct Deposits to your account. This includes automatic debits (ACH) or automatic charges to your debit and/or credit cards. Common uses of automatic debits include rent/mortgage, utilities, phone, and cable bills. Direct Deposits include payroll, taxes, retirement, and pension plan accounts, or expense reimbursements. Social Security customers need to call the Social Security Administration at 800.772.1213 or go to www.ssa.gov. If you have Direct Deposits through the military, visit myPay.
Electronic Payments (Online Bill Pay)
If you use an online bill pay service at your previous financial institution, be sure to cancel each payee and add them to your Gesa Credit Union online Bill Payer service. If you have not yet signed up for Online Banking you can sign up here.
Gesa Credit Union offers all members access to special offers from GM and Sprint.
GM Preferred Pricing
Get Preferred Pricing, a special discounted price reserved for GM preferred suppliers, when you purchase a new GM vehicle. This exclusive discount is in addition to most current incentives and special offers! Click here to get pre-approved, and save even more with our low rates!
- Click here to get your GM Authorization Number.
- Head to your local dealer with your GM Authorization Number. It’s that easy!
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When it comes to finances, we could all use some good news. So how about not only getting the maximum refund you deserve, but also filing your taxes for FREE. This year, as a valued Gesa Credit Union member, you'll find out just how easy your taxes can be when you file your simple federal return with TurboTax® Federal Free Edition.*
- Prepare, print and e-file your simple federal return for FREE.
- Maximum Refund you deserve.
- Audit Support Center download included.
- Help & Advice available online. With answers to your questions 24/7.
- Fast Refund in as few as 8 days when you e-file and use direct deposit.
- Make tough times a little easier. File your simple return for FREE with TurboTax Federal Free Edition.
- With the security of knowing you'll get the MAXIMUM REFUND you deserve.
*Other editions available at reduced cost for Gesa members.