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WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO OPEN A CREDIT UNION ACCOUNT?

To open an account at Foothill Credit Union you need to qualify for membership by being part of one of our Select Employer Groups. Once you qualify for membership you must open a savings account with $5, which only takes a few minutes. Then, you’ll get access to all our products, services, and membership benefits.  

Foothill Credit Union serves employees of education, health care, and local city governments and over 260 businesses in the San Gabriel Valley, CA. To see if your employer is included, you can:

It’s that simple. If you work for one of our Select Employer Groups, you can open your savings account and become a member today!

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HOW TO OPEN A FREE CREDIT UNION ACCOUNT ONLINE

Opening an account online at Foothill Credit Union is as easy as 1, 2, 3, whether you’re a new member or an existing one.

How to open a new member account online

1. Check that you’re eligible to join: Simply check the list of our Select Employer Groups using our online application form or give us a call if you do not see your employer on the list.

2. Complete our online application form: Complete the form to open your regular savings account and any other accounts that interest you. Yes, you can do all this in one simple step.

3. Enjoy the benefits of being a member for life: Once you open your credit union account online, you can retain your Foothill membership even if you stop working for one of our Select Employer Groups.

How to open a current member account online

1. Log into your online banking portal: You can log into your account using this link.

2. Open a Sub-Account: From the Accounts menu, click on “Open Sub-Account.” 

3. Complete the application form: Click “Apply” to see the menu of additional accounts that can be opened online. Then select the one you want by clicking “Apply” next to it.

 

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RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

SIMPLY FREE CHECKING ACCOUNT

Pay no fees and keep your hard-earned money in your account. When we say that this account is free, we mean completely free. There are no hidden fees and no surcharges. Plus, you’ll have access to a long list of money management tools at absolutely no cost to you. 

Some of the features that make our Simply Free Checking Account even better are:

  • Free Mastercard Debit Card
  • Free Online Banking with electronic bill pay
  • Free Mobile Banking with mobile check deposit
  • Free eStatements
  • Access to a nationwide network of surcharge-free ATMs
  • Free Overdraft Protection and, in many cases, free Courtesy Pay

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SHARE CERTIFICATES

Make your money work for you by opening a share certificate. You decide for how long you want to save, from six months to five years. We have terms and special offers to fit all savings goals. 

Our Share Certificates let you earn higher rates in your deposits than any other savings account. Here’s how it works:

  • Choose the term that better aligns with your plans ranging from six months to five years
  • In general, the longer the term, the higher the rate you’ll earn
  • Watch your money grow in your account through Online and Mobile Banking
  • Leave your funds untouched for the length of your term to avoid early withdrawal fees
  • You’ll have the opportunity to earn the highest certificate rate in Los Angeles Metro
  • The minimum deposit to open is $2,000
  • Have peace of mind knowing that your deposits are federally insured through the National Credit Union Administration

 

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MONEY MARKET ACCOUNT

Earn higher rates than with a regular savings account while having access to your funds. This account also helps keep you motivated to reach your savings goals by offering tiered rates. That means that your rate will increase as your savings grow. Some of the other benefits that make our Money Market Account great are:

  • You’ll earn interest at an enhanced rate
  • The tiered rate structure means higher balances pay bigger dividends
  • You can make up to six free account transactions each month
  • Access funds through Online Banking, Mobile Banking, checks, ATMs or at Foothill Credit Union locations
  • There are no monthly fees
  • The minimum balance required to open this account is $1,000
  • The minimum withdrawal limit is $250.00
  • Your deposits are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. government agency

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RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS

Our tax-advantaged IRAs can help you live your retirement dream. No matter what you want for your retirement, the key is to start saving early. We offer Traditional and Roth IRAs so you can find the option that fits your current finances and future plans. While each type of IRA offers unique advantages, some of the benefits are:

  • Your money grows tax-free and annual dividends and interest earnings are untaxed
  • Your retirement savings are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. government agency
  • In certain circumstances, you can use IRA funds for higher education and home-buying expenses

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OPENING A CREDIT UNION ACCOUNT FAQS

To become a member of Foothill Credit Union you only have to:

  • Be within our field of membership. This means you belong to one of our Select Employer Groups
  • Open a regular savings account using our secured online application or in person at a branch

Foothill Credit Union serves employees of education, healthcare and municipalities and over 260 businesses in the San Gabriel Valley, CA. To see if your employer is included, you can:

The documents you’ll need to open an account may vary depending on what account you want to open. Generally, you will need to provide identification documents such as:

  • Valid government issued ID/Driver's License/State ID or Passport to include issue and expiration dates
  • Your complete physical and mailing address
  • Social Security number, date of birth, and mother's maiden name
  • Employer name and occupation
  • $5 initial deposit (there is no membership fee)

You can contact us directly to confirm the specific documentation you’ll need to open your account.

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"I've been a member since I was a kid. I love my Money Market Savings account. And who wouldn't be part of a credit union that gives back to our community and supports our kids."


- Marcella F.

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Foothill Credit Union is a full-service credit union with California branches in Arcadia, Covina and Glendora.