How Our Armed Forces Bank Access Rewards Checking Helps You Save

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For many of us, we use our checking accounts every single day. They help us manage our finances, pay for all kinds of expenses, and help us work toward our goals. But our new Armed Forces Bank Access Rewards Checking Account* has even more features than the typical checking account. It’s designed to give you big rewards1 as it helps you save, monitor, and protect at the same time.

We’re creating a three-part series focusing on each feature of our new access rewards checking account. This is part one: save.

How Access Rewards Checking Helps You Save 

Big rewards, big protection -- the Armed Forces Bank Access Rewards Checking account serves up a big share of both. These rewards are designed to help you save money on your everyday purchases and more.

Save: Travel and Leisure Discounts 

While we all have our personal financial goals, such as building up our emergency funds or saving for retirement, it doesn’t mean we aren’t allowed to have fun. Spending our money on things that improve our lives, like travel and other leisure activities, is important, too.

At Armed Forces Bank, we understand that importance. And we want to make sure you’re rewarded even when making travel and leisure purchases, with the discounts you deserve.

Our Access Rewards Checking Account provides money-saving discounts from thousands of local and national businesses. All you have to do is redeem and print coupons online or access discounts from a mobile device. (available via mobile or web only)

Save: $hopping Rewards 

Have you ever wished you could be rewarded simply for doing your shopping online? Now you can. As a member of $hopping Rewards, you’ll get access to exclusive offers and discounts at

thousands of leading online retailers.

All you have to do is shop online with our customized shopping portal. And you’ll get cash back. It’s as simple as that! (registration/activation required; available via mobile or web only)

Save: Health Care Expenses 

We all know that healthcare is expensive. But with our new Access Rewards Checking account, you could get discounts on your health care expenses.

You can enjoy savings on vision, prescriptions and dental services. While this is NOT insurance, every little bit that you can save adds up. (registration/activation required)

Save: Debit Card for Kids and Teens 

One of the most valuable ways we can prepare our children for the future is by teaching them to be financially smart. There’s no perfect way to teach kids about money.

But anything you do to bring personal finance a little closer to them when they’re young can help set them up for success in the future. And remember: the earlier you start, the better off they’ll be.

Help your kids and teens get started by setting them up with their own debit card. With the Armed Forces Bank Access Rewards Checking Account, you can help your kids learn financial responsibility. But you also get access to their account to ensure they have parental oversight.

(registration/activation required)

What You Get with Access Checking Rewards 

Access Checking Rewards gives you more than just what we’ve mentioned above. Learn more about everything you’ll get, along with the following:

  • Get paid one day early with Early Pay4
  • Unlimited, free access to 30,000+ ATMs nationwide with MoneyPass Network3 - easily find an ATM near on the MoneyPass site
  • Online Banking with Bill Pay
  • Mobile Banking2 with Check Deposit5
  • Visa Debit Card & Controls
  • Free e.Statements
  • Saving Cents Eligibility - round up your debit card purchases automatically and put the change in your savings

How To Open an Access Rewards Checking Account? 

Opening your new Armed Forces Bank Access Rewards Checking account is easy -- it typically takes 10 minutes or less to apply. Which means you’ll be on your way to earning rewards when you bank, shop, and play.

Here are a few details to keep in mind:

  • $100 opening balance requirement.
  • A $6 monthly service charge applies.
  • Free e.Statements5 or $5 paper statement fee.
  • $7.50 fee for incoming wire transfers.
  • Closing new accounts within 90 days of opening will result in a $20 early closure fee.

Learn more about the Access Rewards Checking Account and how to apply.

Armed Forces Bank Is Here to Help You Save 

We’re proud to offer our new Access Rewards Checking Account, bringing you the extra everyday savings you deserve.

Open your account now.

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* Registration/activation required.

1 Benefits are available to personal checking accounts and their primary account owner and joint account owner(s) subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Guide to Benefit and/or insurance documents for the applicable Benefits.  Some Benefits require authentication, registration and/or activation.  Benefits are not available to the "signer" on the account who is not an account owner or to the businesses, clubs, trusts, organizations and/or churches and their members, or schools and their employee/students.

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

3 MoneyPass network ATMs are within the U.S. Only.

4 Direct Deposit required.  Maximum ACH credit is $15,000.00.

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