Refresh Checking Account
Need a financial reboot?
- Reset your finances with a low monthly fee of $8.95*
- Minimum opening balance of $25 and maintain $5 in savings
- Free Online Banking and mobile banking with mobile deposit**
- Worldwide access to 120,000+ surcharge-free ATMs
- Free Visa Debit Card
- Free Financial Wellness counseling and education
- Overdraft protection option
- Free eStatement
- Free Bill Pay
- Early Direct Deposit – Get your funds up to two days early4
Who’s it for
If you are unable to open a checking account due to past credit or banking history, our Refresh Checking account can help you get back moving in the right direction. Plus, if there are no NSFs or overdrafts for 12 consecutive months, just reach out to us and we would be delighted to switch your account to our Free Plus Interest Checking Account!
How does Refresh Checking work
Refresh Checking works like any other checking account – you can pay bills, get cash, and make deposits anywhere, anytime. Opening this second-chance checking account and signing up for eStatements and direct deposits is a great way to boost your credit and banking history.
How to apply
Simply log in to Online Banking and select Account Information from the tabbed options. Click on “Account Change Form”, complete the form and submit.
Visa Debit Card included
Your free Visa Debit Card comes with valuable benefits.
- Access to 120,000+ surcharge-Free ATMs worldwide.
- Mobile Wallet access
- Zero Liability Fraud Protection
*The monthly fee is $8.95 and requires direct deposit and estatements.
Compare PFCU Checking Accounts
|Free Plus Interest Checking
|Monthly maintenance fee
|Minimum opening balance
|Minimum balance to earn interest1
|Minimum savings amount
|Free Online Banking and mobile banking
|120,000+ surcharge-free ATMs worldwide
|Free Visa Debit Card
|Free Financial Wellness counseling and education
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are already a member, you can open a new Checking and Savings account through Online Banking or the Mobile App, by going to More Services in the dashboard and then clicking Open a Share.
If you are not a member, head to our Become a Member page where you can learn more and fill out an application form.
There is a minimum deposit of $20 required to open a checking account.
There is no minimum deposit that you must make into your checking account each month.
For more information on fees associated with our savings and checking accounts see our Fee Schedule.
There are 3 ways you can find your account number:
1. Online Banking or Mobile Banking
- Log Into Online Banking or the Mobile Banking App.
- Select “More Services” from the main menu dashboard.
- Then select “Routing & Account Numbers.”
- To reveal your full account number, you may need to click the toggle above the account name.
2. Bank statements (paper or electronic)
Your account number is listed as “Member Number” on the upper right of your monthly paper or eStatements. This information is only available on statements from October 2023 or newer.
The middle section of the bottom row of numbers contains your account number. View the check image below for an example.
Need more information?
Connect with a PFCU Member Consultant, by scheduling an appointment, video chat, email, or phone.
*APY (ANNUAL PERCENTAGE YIELD). Dividends will be compounded and credited monthly. For dividend bearing accounts, the Dividend Period begins on the first calendar day of the period and ends on the last calendar day of the period. The Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Credit Union membership is required before utilizing any product and/or service by establishing a savings account with $5.00. Must be at least 13 years to open a checking account – see iProsper Teen Account.
1A $500.00 average daily balance is required to earn monthly dividends. View current Savings Rates.
2This is a second-chance checking account. The monthly fee is $8.95 and requires direct deposit and eStatements. If there are no NSFs or Overdraft for 12 consecutive months since account opening, please contact the Credit Union to switch the account to the Free Plus Interest Checking Account. We’re cheering for you!
3Our Mobile Banking app is free, but standard rates and fees may apply from your wireless carrier. App store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Standard wireless carrier data rates and fees may apply. Please check with your carrier for more information.
4You may receive a direct deposit up to two (2) days early with Early Direct Deposit or depending on when your employer/payer provides us the information, and if 1) you have a checking or savings account with us, and 2) a recurring qualifying direct deposit. It is at our discretion to identify which recurring direct deposits are eligible for Early Direct Deposit. We cannot guarantee that you will receive the Early Direct Deposit service due to unanticipated circumstances. Early Direct Deposit is automatic and it’s a free service.