Checking Accounts

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Best for you if… You rely on your debit card for your day-to-day purchases and you prefer to access your account on the go. Seems like Common Cents that you should earn a little something along the way too!
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You are looking for a simple, straightforward checking account. You prefer to pick and choose which bells and whistles make the account most comfortable for your unique needs.
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You need a "Fresh Start" because you do not qualify for standard checking accounts due to an unfortunate financial situation in the past.
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Minimum Balance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Monthly Maintenance Fee $0.00 $0.00 $5.00
Interest Bearing - Blue Star
On balances over $1,000
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Debit Card Rebates Blue Star
Earn $0.10 for each signature based purchase over $10.00
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Unlimited Check Writing Blue Star Blue Star -
Access to America's Largest Surcharge Free ATM Network Blue Star Blue Star Blue Star
Access to over 5,000 shared branches nationwide through Co-Op shared branching Blue Star Blue Star -
Free MasterCard® Debit Card *Subject to approval Blue Star Blue Star Blue Star
Free It's Me 24/7 Online Banking Blue Star Blue Star Blue Star
Free EasyPay Online Bill Pay Blue Star Blue Star Blue Star
Free CU*Talk Audio Response Blue Star Blue Star Blue Star
Free E-Statements Required Blue Star $2.50 Paper Statement Fee will apply for paper statements.
*Waived for Premier Members
$2.50 Paper Statement Fee will apply for paper statements.
*Waived for Premier Members
Free Foreign ATM Withdrawals or Transfers (Limit 6) Blue Star Blue Star Blue Star
Free Account-2-Account ("A2A") Incoming and Outgoing Transfers Blue Star Blue Star -
Free Mobile Deposit ("NSCU Deposit") *Subject to approval Blue Star Blue Star -
Free Debit Card Round-up to a Savings of Your Choice Blue Star Blue Star Blue Star
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Switch Kit


Move your existing accounts to Northstar!

Click here to find all the documents you need to make the move easy. 


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Click here to contact a Financial Services Representative to open a checking account today!

*Overdraft charges may occur in the event of overdrafts.
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CHECK REORDERS

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We've heard you! Members have recently expressed concern about the cost of both checks and shipping with our check printing vendor.  Therefore, we are excited to share, effective April 1, 2016 NorthStar has switched to Main Street for check orders.   


If you have already placed an order with NorthStar after April 1, 2016 you may click here to reorder your checks online! However, if your last order was prior to April 1, 2016 you will need to contact a member of our team to place your initial order with Main Street.  

For security purposes, you will not be allowed make any changes to your order if you are placing a reorder online. If you would like to change your address, name, check style, etc., please contact one of our Financial Service Representatives at 800.983.6828. ext. 213.

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NorthStar is pleased to introduce our latest financial education tool, called CheckRight.  This complimentary tool is available to our members through our partnership with GreenPath Debt Solutions. CheckRight is a web-based checking account management education module designed to teach you how to manage a checking account. CheckRight is a great tool if you are looking to open a checking account for the first time or you have had difficulty handling an account in the past. Among other things, CheckRight will help you learn how to:

  • open an account
  • write checks
  • make deposits
  • maintain a check register
  • reconcile an account
  • create a spending plan

Click here to get started!