Open Account

No fees, lots of benefits-that's Great Lakes Credit Union checking. Open a checking account near Chicago, IL, online or at your local branch. 

Bank for a greater good with a checking account designed for you

Fresh Checking

Our Fresh Checking, certified by BankOn, gives members the opportunity to tell that story while building financial history and gaining access to a checking account. GLCU is committed to helping people build their finances, and Fresh Checking can help!

Checking Referral

Invite a Friend to a GLCU Checking Account! Refer your friends and when they open an account, you’ll receive a $25 gift card*!

*To obtain gift card, you must redeem points received for referral.

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. All dividend rates and APY may change at any time, as determined by GLCU Board of Directors. The APYs shown above assume that all principal and dividends remain on deposit for the entire term. Fees could reduce earnings on the above accounts.

1Depends on when your payor sends funds. Early direct deposit is available for GLCU members with a checking or savings account who have set up electronic direct deposit with their employer or other payor into their eligible GLCU checking or savings account. Certain non-payroll and tax payments are not eligible for early direct deposit. Direct deposits may be available up to one day before the settlement date (the date your payor tells GLCU to release the funds to you), however GLCU is dependent on the timing of your payor’s payment instructions so you may not see all direct deposits, or every direct deposit, arrive early.