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Armed Forces Bank Checking Accounts: Tailored for Tacoma, WA Residents

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Tacoma, Washington isn’t simply a beautiful vacation spot. With our rocky beaches and cozy rainy weather, it’s no surprise people are drawn here. But for those of us who call the City of Destiny home, we know there are so many hidden treasures that visitors don’t see. Whether you’re grabbing a coffee downtown or spending the day at Owen Beach, we know that you don’t want your bank to slow you down. At our core, we are a military bank committed to making banking simple and easy for those who have served or are currently serving. We want to be a resource in helping you reach your financial goals. Let’s look at some reasons why Armed Forces Bank checking accounts are perfect for Tacoma residents.

What is a checking account?

At Armed Forces Bank, we know that a checking account needs to be more than just a place to put your money. Grit City locals want their checking accounts to help them get the most of their banking experience. Whether it’s building your investments or getting exclusive deals and discounts, we have an account that is sure to meet your needs.

What are some benefits to having a checking account in Tacoma, WA?

As Tacoma residents, we like having options. Armed Forces Bank checking accounts have many selections to suit your needs. Here are just a few highlights:

1. Early Pay

It’s always nice to get your hard-earned money sooner! At Armed Forces Bank, many of our checking accounts come with the Early Pay1 feature. Getting paid a day early can help you snag tickets to a special event at the Museum of Glass or secure everything you need for a weekend camping trip.

2. Bank Anywhere

Who wants to wait in line at the bank? Armed Forces Bank is proud to be fully mobile with online banking!2 No matter where your adventures take you, you can always check your balance, pay bills and even deposit checks.3 Now you don’t have to end your visit to the Point Defiance Zoo early just to check your balance, everything is conveniently at your fingertips.

3. Finances are Safeguarded

At Armed Forces Bank, your financial well-being is our top priority. That’s why with our Access Rewards Checking*+ accounts we implemented robust security measures to ensure the utmost protection. This checking account also includes credit file5, identity5, and even dark web monitoring5. Being a dedicated military bank, we understand the importance of trust when it comes to your money. You can rest easy knowing that your funds are in good hands and focus on living your life to the fullest in the City of Destiny!

What is the best checking account for me?

Just like the Grit City, Armed Forces Bank checking accounts have something for everyone. Whether you want to grow your investments or are a student starting out with your first checking account, we have a product that will help you achieve your financial goals.

Our Access Investment Checking* account is perfect for those who want to see their money grow. With interest earned on all balances and a tiered rate structure, you can watch your balances grow at higher rates. This account is also perfect for anyone interested in purchasing a home, with a mortgage closing cost discount of $250.

If big rewards are more your style, our Access Reward Checking*+ is a good match. With this checking account you can get exclusive deals on shopping, dining, entertainment, even hotel stays! And for those who like to drive, you can save 5 cents per gallon at participating Shell stations4 with our Fuel Savings program!

Not feeling like either of those checking accounts are right for you? We also offer Student Checking.* This account is specifically designed for students who are just learning the ropes of how banking and checking accounts work. With account features like account alerts and free financial education, we want our favorite students to feel set up for success.

Sometimes you just want an account that’s simple without all the bells and whistles. If you are looking for a simple way to pay your bills, deposit your checks, and manage your finances online then look no further than our Access Digital Checking* account.

At Armed Forces Bank, we designed our checking accounts with the unique spirit of Tacoma and its residents in mind. We want you embrace everything our home has to offer by helping you reach your financial goals.

Get started on your financial journey today!  

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1 Direct deposit required. Maximum ACH credit is $15,000.

2 Message and data rates charged by your mobile carrier may apply.

3 Deposits are subject to verification and not available for immediate withdrawal. Deposit limits and restrictions apply.

4 Restrictions apply. See for details. 

5Registration/activation required.

*Opening deposit required. Monthly service charge applies. Closing new accounts within 90 days of opening will result in a $20 early closure fee.

INSURANCE DISCLOSURE: Insurance products are NOT insured by FDIC or any Federal Government Agency; NOT a deposit of or guaranteed by the bank or any bank affiliate. Coverage is provided through the company named in the Guide to Benefit or on the certificate of insurance.