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Smartplus Checking
SmartPlus Checking
SmartPlus Checking

This smart checking account has no gimmicks or monthly fees—plus, it makes you money.

  • APY* on your first qualified $5,000 in balances
  • Enjoy free ATM fee refunds nationwide
Notes and Fees
Smart Checking
Smart Checking
Smart Checking

This hassle-free checking account covers all your basics.

  • It’s great to use as a secondary checking account
  • There are no monthly fees, ever
Notes and Fees
Student Checking Texture
Student Checking
Student Checking

The perfect choice for budget-minded students ages 14-18.

  • APY* on $0 - $500
  • APY* over $500
  • FREE Debit Card and Online Banking
  • Unlimited ATM transactions
  • Minimum balance of $5 to open account
Notes and Fees
SmartPlus Savings
SmartPlus Savings
SmartPlus Savings

It’s a smart savings account that earns you interest.

  • 7.00APY* on your first $500 in balances
  • You can use this account to establish membership (with a $5 deposit)
Notes and Fees
Smart Savings
Smart Savings
Smart Savings

This smart option covers all your savings essentials.

  • It works great as a secondary savings account
  • You’ll enjoy a base rate of interest with no nonsense
Notes and Fees
High Yield Savings Texture
High-Yield Savings
High-Yield Savings

Securely grow your wealth with high interest.

  • APY* on a $100,000​+ balance
  • There are no monthly fees
  • You can use this account to establish Gesa membership
Notes and Fees
Money Market
Money Market
Money Market

Maximize interest on your cash.

  • APY* for $2,500 – $9,999.99
  • APY* on $10,000 – $24,999.99
  • APY* on $25,000 – $49,999.99
  • APY* on $50,000 – $99,999.99
  • APY* on $100,000 – $249,999.99
  • APY* on $250,000.00+
Notes and Fees
Fixed Certificate
Fixed Certificates
Fixed Certificates

Fixed CD’s offer you a reliable way to secure savings.

  • Higher interest rate paid
  • Money stays in the account for a specific amount of time before accessing
  • Early withdrawal penalties apply*
Notes and Fees
Bump Certificate
Bump Certificates
Bump Certificates

Bump CDs offer you the flexibility to maximize savings.

  • We offer a variety of term options to best support your savings goals
  • Access a one-time rate increase during the term of your Certificate
  • Deposits insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration - an agency of the Federal Government
Notes and Fees

Additional Gesa Savings Accounts

Affinity Cards

Each swipe of a debit card gives back

Gesa’s Affinity debit cards empower you and all our members to earn funds for local schools or community organizations just by swiping your debit card – and it costs you nothing!

Notes and Fees

SmartPlus Checking

*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date. Minimum opening balance of $25 required if the account is opened online.

In order to earn APY and receive unlimited domestic ATM fee refunds, you must meet the following requirements during each monthly qualifying period: provide and maintain valid email address, apply for and use your Visa debit card to make 15 debit card transactions that post and settle to your account, have at least one direct deposit of $200 or more post to your account, and enroll to receive eStatements. If the requirements are not met during the monthly qualifying period, the “non-qualifying” APY will apply to the entire balance.

Dividends on a SmartPlus Checking account will be compounded and credited to a member’s account each month. Dividends are calculated using the daily balance method. Qualifying account balances must meet minimum requirements. Rate may change after the account is opened. The qualifying period begins with the first day of the calendar month and ends on the last day of the calendar month at 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. ATM fees of $4.99 or less will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $4.99 per individual transaction. No monthly fees and no minimum balance required to open or maintain account unless opened online. Fees could reduce earnings on the account. Limit of one SmartPlus Checking account per member.

Smart Checking

*There is a minimum opening balance requirement of $25.00 if the account is opened online.

Regular users of Gesa’s electronic services may want to consider SmartPlus Checking for additional benefits.

†Courtesy Pay: Funds from your corresponding savings account will be transferred first to cover your overdraft, for a $3.50 fee. If there is not enough in your savings account to cover the overdraft, your account will be charged the standard NSF fee of $29 for handling each item even if paid by the discretionary Courtesy Pay privilege. There is a limit of five fees per day we can charge you for overdrawing your account. This privilege for consumer checking accounts will generally provide at least $100 of overdraft balance coverage. The Courtesy Pay limit may vary based on your checking account history, overdraft transactions, payments and your use of the service. Any and all fees and charges, including the non-sufficient funds fees for paid items using Courtesy Pay as well as returned items (as set forth in Gesa’s fee schedules and disclosures), will be included as part of the Courtesy Pay limit. Whether your overdrafts will be paid is discretionary and we reserve the right not to pay. For example, we typically do not pay overdrafts if you have met your Courtesy Pay limit; are not in good standing with Gesa; have not maintained the required $5 primary savings account deposit; have a Gesa loan that is past due; your Courtesy Pay privileges have been revoked on another Gesa account; or if the amount needed to cover your payment exceeds your Courtesy Pay limit. The total of the discretionary Courtesy Pay (negative) balance, including all fees and charges, is due and payable upon demand, and Depositor and each Authorized Signatory will continue to be liable, jointly and severally, for all such amounts, as described in the Member Account Agreement. Any paid overdrafts are considered an advance on your next deposit. Accounts must be brought positive within 20 days or a minimum period of 24 hours or the Courtesy Pay limit may be reduced to $0. Accounts must be brought positive within 30 days or the service may be suspended or terminated.

Student Checking

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY is accurate as of or the first day of the month – the last dividend declaration date.

Dividends on Student Checking Accounts are calculated using the daily balance method and will be credited to the member’s account every month. Rate may change after the account is opened. If you close your account before dividends are paid, you will not receive the accrued dividends. The minimum balance to open an account is $5.00, the par value of a share. Courtesy Pay is not offered on Student Checking Accounts. Only electronic transactions such as debit card or ACH transactions are permitted. Fees could reduce earnings on the accounts.

Smartplus Savings

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date.

In order to earn a high dividend rate, you must meet the following requirements during the qualifying monthly period: a) provide and maintain a valid email address; and b) be enrolled to receive e-statements. If the requirements are not met during the monthly qualifying period, the “non-qualifying” APY would apply to the entire balance.

Dividends on an SmartPlus Savings Account will be compounded and credited to a member’s account each month. Dividends are calculated using the daily balance method. Qualifying account balances must meet minimum requirements. Rate may change after the account is opened. The qualifying period begins with the first day of the calendar month and ends on the last day of the calendar month at 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. No monthly fees and no minimum balance required to maintain account. Minimum opening deposit of $5. Fees could reduce earnings. Limited to one SmartPlus Savings account per member.

Smart Savings

APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date.

Dividends on Smart Savings are calculated using the daily balance method and are paid monthly. Rate may change after the account is opened. No monthly fees and no minimum balance required to maintain account. Minimum opening deposit of $5. Fees could reduce earnings on the account.

High-Yield Savings

*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY accurate as of $100,000, the last dividend declaration date. Dividends on the High Yield Savings account are calculated using the daily balance method and are paid monthly. No monthly fees and no minimum balance required to maintain account. Minimum opening deposit of $5. Fees could reduce earnings.

Money Market

*APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date.

Dividends for the Money Market Account are calculated using the daily balance method which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account each day. You must maintain a minimum daily balance of $2,500.00 in your account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield. The minimum balance required to open this account is $2,500. New rates are set on the first of each month; rate may change after the account is opened. Fees could reduce earnings on the account.

Fixed Certificate

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. Fees may reduce earnings. The minimum balance to open the certificate is stated in the chart.

Early withdrawal penalties apply (a penalty may be imposed for withdrawals before maturity):

If your account has an original maturity (term) of less than 12-months: The penalty will equal 90 days interest on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty.

If your account has an original maturity (term) of 12-months or more – up to, but less than 36-months: The penalty will equal 180 days interest on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty.

If your account has an original maturity of 36-months or more – up to, but less than 48-months: The penalty will equal 365 days interest on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty.

If your account has an original maturity of 48-months or greater: The penalty will equal 540 days interest on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty.

In certain circumstances such as the death or incompetence of an owner of this account, the law permits, or in some cases requires, the waiver of the early withdrawal penalty. For any account which earns an interest rate that may vary during the term such as a bump certificate, the interest rate we will use to calculate this early withdrawal penalty will be the interest rate in effect at the time of the withdrawal. You may make withdrawals of principal from your account before maturity. In making such withdrawals, your balance may not fall below the minimum or we will close your account. Principal withdrawn before maturity is included in the amount subject to early withdrawal penalty. You can withdraw interest only on the crediting dates without penalty.

A $500 minimum deposit is required for consumer, IRA, and business certificates. Early withdrawal penalties may apply and may reduce earnings. Certificate rate is for a limited time only and could end at any time. Stated rate as of the first day of the month.

Bump Certificate

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. Fees may reduce earnings. The minimum balance to open the certificate is stated in the chart.

The Certificate owner must contact Gesa Credit Union to request the one-time rate increase on Bump Certificate accounts. The rate on the Bump Certificate will be changed on the following business day of the date Gesa Credit Union receives the request. The bump option can only be exercised once during the term of the Certificate and does not increase the term of the certificate. The new interest will not be applied retroactively. The new interest rate will be the interest rate we are then offering on regular certificates (non- bump rate certificates) that have the same term and minimum balance. Bump Certificates are only available for consumer and IRA Certificates. Early withdrawal penalties will apply. Minimum deposit balance must be maintained to earn APY and fees may reduce earnings on the account. Special offer for a limited time only.

Notes and Fees

SmartPlus Checking

*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date. Minimum opening balance of $25 required if the account is opened online.

In order to earn APY and receive unlimited domestic ATM fee refunds, you must meet the following requirements during each monthly qualifying period: provide and maintain valid email address, apply for and use your Visa debit card to make 15 debit card transactions that post and settle to your account, have at least one direct deposit of $200 or more post to your account, and enroll to receive eStatements. If the requirements are not met during the monthly qualifying period, the “non-qualifying” APY will apply to the entire balance.

Dividends on a SmartPlus Checking account will be compounded and credited to a member’s account each month. Dividends are calculated using the daily balance method. Qualifying account balances must meet minimum requirements. Rate may change after the account is opened. The qualifying period begins with the first day of the calendar month and ends on the last day of the calendar month at 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. ATM fees of $4.99 or less will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $4.99 per individual transaction. No monthly fees and no minimum balance required to open or maintain account unless opened online. Fees could reduce earnings on the account. Limit of one SmartPlus Checking account per member.

Smart Checking

*There is a minimum opening balance requirement of $25.00 if the account is opened online.

Regular users of Gesa’s electronic services may want to consider SmartPlus Checking for additional benefits.

†Courtesy Pay: Funds from your corresponding savings account will be transferred first to cover your overdraft, for a $5 fee. If there is not enough in your savings account to cover the overdraft, your account will be charged the standard NSF fee of $29 for handling each item even if paid by the discretionary Courtesy Pay privilege. There is a limit of five fees per day we can charge you for overdrawing your account. This privilege for consumer checking accounts will generally provide at least $100 of overdraft balance coverage. The Courtesy Pay limit may vary based on your checking account history, overdraft transactions, payments and your use of the service. Any and all fees and charges, including the non-sufficient funds fees for paid items using Courtesy Pay as well as returned items (as set forth in Gesa’s fee schedules and disclosures), will be included as part of the Courtesy Pay limit. Whether your overdrafts will be paid is discretionary and we reserve the right not to pay. For example, we typically do not pay overdrafts if you have met your Courtesy Pay limit; are not in good standing with Gesa; have not maintained the required $5 primary savings account deposit; have a Gesa loan that is past due; your Courtesy Pay privileges have been revoked on another Gesa account; or if the amount needed to cover your payment exceeds your Courtesy Pay limit. The total of the discretionary Courtesy Pay (negative) balance, including all fees and charges, is due and payable upon demand, and Depositor and each Authorized Signatory will continue to be liable, jointly and severally, for all such amounts, as described in the Member Account Agreement. Any paid overdrafts are considered an advance on your next deposit. Accounts must be brought positive within 20 days or a minimum period of 24 hours or the Courtesy Pay limit may be reduced to $0. Accounts must be brought positive within 30 days or the service may be suspended or terminated.

Student Checking

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY is accurate as of or the first day of the month – the last dividend declaration date.

Dividends on Student Checking Accounts are calculated using the daily balance method and will be credited to the member’s account every month. Rate may change after the account is opened. If you close your account before dividends are paid, you will not receive the accrued dividends. The minimum balance to open an account is $5.00, the par value of a share. Courtesy Pay is not offered on Student Checking Accounts. Only electronic transactions such as debit card or ACH transactions are permitted. Fees could reduce earnings on the accounts.

Smartplus Savings

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date.

In order to earn a high dividend rate, you must meet the following requirements during the qualifying monthly period: a) provide and maintain a valid email address; and b) be enrolled to receive e-statements. If the requirements are not met during the monthly qualifying period, the “non-qualifying” APY would apply to the entire balance.

Dividends on an SmartPlus Savings Account will be compounded and credited to a member’s account each month. Dividends are calculated using the daily balance method. Qualifying account balances must meet minimum requirements. Rate may change after the account is opened. The qualifying period begins with the first day of the calendar month and ends on the last day of the calendar month at 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. No monthly fees and no minimum balance required to maintain account. Minimum opening deposit of $5. Fees could reduce earnings. Limited to one SmartPlus Savings account per member.

Smart Savings

APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date.

Dividends on Smart Savings are calculated using the daily balance method and are paid monthly. Rate may change after the account is opened. No monthly fees and no minimum balance required to maintain account. Minimum opening deposit of $5. Fees could reduce earnings on the account.

High-Yield Savings

*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY accurate as of $100,000, the last dividend declaration date. Dividends on the High Yield Savings account are calculated using the daily balance method and are paid monthly. No monthly fees and no minimum balance required to maintain account. Minimum opening deposit of $5. Fees could reduce earnings.

Money Market

*APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date.

Dividends for the Money Market Account are calculated using the daily balance method which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account each day. You must maintain a minimum daily balance of $2,500.00 in your account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield. The minimum balance required to open this account is $2,500.00. There is a minimum average daily balance of $2,500.00 required to avoid a service fee for the calendar month. If the minimum average daily balance requirement is not met, you will be charged a service fee as stated in the Consumer Fee Schedule. New rates are set on the first of each month; rate may change after the account is opened. Fees could reduce earnings on the account.

Fixed Certificate

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. Fees may reduce earnings. The minimum balance to open the certificate is stated in the chart.

Early withdrawal penalties apply (a penalty may be imposed for withdrawals before maturity):

If your account has an original maturity (term) of less than 12-months: The penalty will equal 90 days interest on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty.

If your account has an original maturity (term) of 12-months or more – up to, but less than 36-months: The penalty will equal 180 days interest on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty.

If your account has an original maturity of 36-months or more – up to, but less than 48-months: The penalty will equal 365 days interest on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty.

If your account has an original maturity of 48-months or greater: The penalty will equal 540 days interest on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty.

In certain circumstances such as the death or incompetence of an owner of this account, the law permits, or in some cases requires, the waiver of the early withdrawal penalty. For any account which earns an interest rate that may vary during the term such as a bump certificate, the interest rate we will use to calculate this early withdrawal penalty will be the interest rate in effect at the time of the withdrawal. You may make withdrawals of principal from your account before maturity. In making such withdrawals, your balance may not fall below the minimum or we will close your account. Principal withdrawn before maturity is included in the amount subject to early withdrawal penalty. You can withdraw interest only on the crediting dates without penalty.

A $500 minimum deposit is required for consumer, IRA, and business certificates. Early withdrawal penalties may apply and may reduce earnings. Certificate rate is for a limited time only and could end at any time. Stated rate as of the first day of the month.

Bump Certificate

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY is accurate as of , the last dividend declaration date. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. Fees may reduce earnings. The minimum balance to open the certificate is stated in the chart.

The Certificate owner must contact Gesa Credit Union to request the one-time rate increase on Bump Certificate accounts. The rate on the Bump Certificate will be changed on the following business day of the date Gesa Credit Union receives the request. The bump option can only be exercised once during the term of the Certificate and does not increase the term of the certificate. The new interest will not be applied retroactively. The new interest rate will be the interest rate we are then offering on regular certificates (non- bump rate certificates) that have the same term and minimum balance. Bump Certificates are only available for consumer and IRA Certificates. Early withdrawal penalties will apply. Minimum deposit balance must be maintained to earn APY and fees may reduce earnings on the account. Special offer for a limited time only.

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On select checking accounts!

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Notes & Fees Glossary

 Disclaimer
*APY* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rates, terms, and fees are subject to change. APY is accurate as of the first day of the month – the last dividend declaration date.
SmartPlus Checking*To earn the higher rate, you must:
  1. Enroll in eStatements
  2. Make a monthly direct deposit of over $200
  3. Complete 15 debit card transactions
  4. Provide and maintain a valid email address
  5. Limit one account per member
For any month where the account does not meet the qualification requirements, the account will earn a lower rate. Minimum balance of $5 needed to open.Qualifying account balances meet minimum requirements. APY subject to change monthly. Rate may change after the account is opened. The qualifying period begins with the first day of the calendar month and ends on the last day of the calendar month at 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. No monthly fees and no minimum balance required to maintain account. Minimum opening deposit of $5. Fees could reduce earnings. Limit of one specialty checking account (Smart Plus Checking) per member.

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