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Un-Banking is simple, fun and rewarding. Kind of like our checking services. 

CHECKING ACCOUNT COMPARISON

Checking at a Glance Secure Checking
Recommended for savvy savers
Premier Checking
Recommended for dividend earners
Debit Account
Recommended for a second chance at checking
No minimum balance
Visa© Debit Card with Purchase Rewards
HomeBranch Online Banking and Mobile App
Bill Pay and Account Alerts
Mobile Deposit  
Unlimited Check Writing  
Access to over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs
Earns dividends    
ID® Protect Identity Theft and Resolution Service    
Debit Advantage    
Cellular Telephone Protection    
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance    
$hopping Rewards    
Travel and leisure Discounts    
Family Health Discounts    
Affordable monthly fees $5.00 $0/$10, depending on balance* $5.00

Secure Checking Portal

Sign in to the Secure Checking portal to access all of the great benefits that come with your Secure Checking Account.

OVERDRAFT PROTECTION

Just because life happens doesn’t mean large overdraft fees need to. Unlike banks, we don’t want to profit from overdrafts, we want to protect you from them. Adding Overdraft Protection to your account allows incidental overdrafts to be covered by: 

  • Funds from your savings account*
  • A People’s Trust line of credit* 

Contact us today to add Overdraft Protection to your checking account. 

*A small fee of $5.00 is charged to transfer from your savings account or line of credit. Applicable interest applies for line of credit advances. 

APPLE PAY

Start forgetting your wallet on purpose. Pay digital with Apple Pay, a mobile payment and digital wallet service that allows you to make your purchases using an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac. You can securely use your People’s Trust debit or credit cards at more than 200,000 merchant locations nationwide. It’s accepted in grocery stores, boutiques, restaurants, hotels, and many other places you already enjoy.

ADD A CARD TO YOUR PHONE

  • Open Passbook and tap "Add Credit or Debit Card" or the ⊕ symbol in the upper right hand corner.
  • Follow the on screen directions to add your card details using the phone’s camera or by typing it in.
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Call us at the phone number provided in the app to verify your card for Apple Pay.

Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Pay is a trademark of Apple Inc. 

DIRECT DEPOSIT

Don’t wait in line on payday. Choose the quick, easy, safe and secure option with Direct Deposit - the simplest and most effective way to get your money. 

Setting up or switching your direct deposit is easy. Just provide the following information to your employer:

People’s Trust Federal Credit Union
PO Box 4511
Houston, TX 77210-4511

Routing # 313084593

People’s Trust Checking Account # (middle 13 digits on the bottom of your People’s Trust checks)

ORDER CHECKS

It may seem like paper and checks are a thing of the past in the digital age, but we want you to pay the way you feel the most comfortable. We make it easy to order checks. Order checks here

CURRENT CHECKING RATES

Rates

Savings Accounts
Account Type APY* Dividend Rate
Membership Savings 0.10% 0.10%
Everyday Savings 0.10% 0.10%
IRA Contributory** 0.25% 0.25%

*APY = ANNUAL PERCENTAGE YIELD
** Includes Traditional, Roth, Educational and SEP Contributory IRAs. Click to view Disclosures and Fees for more information.

Checking Accounts
Account Type Balance to Earn Dividends APY* Dividend Rate
Simple Checking N/A N/A N/A
Secure Checking N/A N/A N/A
Premier Checking <$2,500
>$2,500
0.02%
0.05%
0.02%
0.05%

*APY=Annual Percentage Yield. Click to view Disclosures & Fees

classic money market
tier balance APY*
Tier I $2,500 - $24,999.99 0.11%
Tier II $25,000 - $99,999.99
0.16%
Tier III $100,000 and above
0.21%

*APY=Annual Percentage Yield. See disclosures for additional information about Rate Differentiation, Points and Balance Information. 

gold money market
tier balance APY*
Tier I $2,500 - $24,999.99
0.13%
Tier II $25,000 - $99,999.99
0.18%
Tier III $100,000 and above
0.23%

People’s Trust Gold Money Market requires a total of 3 - 5 People’s Trust points. 

One point can be earned monthly for any of the following: 

  • A loan balance over $1,000
  • 5 signature based debit card transactions in the prior month
  • Checking balance over $1,000
  • Direct Deposit or payroll deduction
  • Active user of Bill Payer service
  • Receiving E-Statements
  • Membership with the credit union of 20 years or more
  • A Membership Savings Account
  • A Money Market Account
  • Certificate Account over $1,000
  • Credit Card Balance over $1,000
  • Line of Credit with a Balance over $1,000

*APY=Annual Percentage Yield. See disclosures for additional information about Rate Differentiation, Points and Balance Information

premier money market

tier balance APY*
Tier I $2,500 - $24,999.99
0.15%
Tier II $25,000 - $99,999.99
0.20%
Tier III $100,000 and above
0.25%

People’s Trust Premier Money Market requires a total of at least 6 People’s Trust Points. One point can be earned monthly for any of the following:

  • A loan balance over $1,000
  • 5 signature based debit card transactions in the prior month
  • Checking balance over $1,000
  • Direct Deposit or payroll deduction
  • Active user of Bill Payer service
  • Receiving E-Statements
  • Membership with the credit union of 20 years or more
  • A Membership Savings Account
  • A Money Market Account
  • Certificate Account over $1,000
  • Credit Card Balance over $1,000
  • Line of Credit with a Balance over $1,000

*APY=Annual Percentage Yield. See disclosures for additional information about Rate Differentiation, Points and Balance Information. 

Certificate Rates (3 Months)
$1,000 - $9,999.99 0.33% APY
$10,000 - $24,999.99 0.35% APY
$25,000 - $49,999.99 0.37% APY
$50,000 - $99,999.99 0.39% APY
$100,000 and above 0.41% APY
Certificate Rates (6 Months)
$1,000 - $9,999.99 0.63% APY
$10,000 - $24,999.99 0.65% APY
$25,000 - $49,999.99 0.67% APY
$50,000 - $99,999.99 0.69% APY
$100,000 and above 0.71% APY
Certificate Rates (9 Months)
$1,000 - $9,999.99 0.73% APY
$10,000 - $24,999.99 0.75% APY
$25,000 - $49,999.99 0.77% APY
$50,000 - $99,999.99 0.79% APY
$100,000 and above 0.81% APY
Certificate Rates (12 Months)
$1,000 - $9,999.99 0.83% APY
$10,000 - $24,999.99 0.85% APY
$25,000 - $49,999.99 0.87% APY
$50,000 - $99,999.99 0.89% APY
$100,000 and above 0.91% APY
Certificate Rates (18 Months)
$1,000 - $9,999.99 1.01% APY
$10,000 - $24,999.99 1.03% APY
$25,000 - $49,999.99 1.05% APY
$50,000 - $99,999.99 1.07% APY
$100,000 and above 1.09% APY
Certificate Rates (24 Months)
$1,000 - $9,999.99 1.18% APY
$10,000 - $24,999.99 1.20% APY
$25,000 - $49,999.99 1.22% APY
$50,000 - $99,999.99 1.24% APY
$100,000 and above 1.26% APY
Certificate Rates (36 Months)
$1,000 - $9,999.99 1.48% APY
$10,000 - $24,999.99 1.50% APY
$25,000 - $49,999.99 1.52% APY
$50,000 - $99,999.99 1.54% APY
$100,000 and above 1.56% APY
Certificate Rates (48 Months)
$1,000 - $9,999.99 1.69% APY
$10,000 - $24,999.99 1.71% APY
$25,000 - $49,999.99 1.73% APY
$50,000 - $99,999.99 1.75% APY
$100,000 and above 1.77% APY
Certificate Rates (60 Months)
$1,000 - $9,999.99 2.00% APY
$10,000 - $24,999.99 2.02% APY
$25,000 - $49,999.99 2.04% APY
$50,000 - $99,999.99 2.06% APY
$100,000 and above 2.08% APY

APY=Annual Percentage Yield. Click to view disclosures

auto loans
new autos term APR1
Up to 100% Financing 0 - 84 Months 2.24%* - 18.00%

Click here to apply for your new auto loan.

pre-owned autostermAPR1
Up to 100% Financing0 - 84 Months2.24%* - 18.00%


first-time buyer new/usedtermAPR1
Up to 90% Financing0 - 60 Months14.99%

Click here to apply for your pre-owned auto loan. 

*Floor auto loan rate is 2.24% APR and does not apply to first time car buyers. Maximum term of 36 months for 2.24% APR. Rates and terms may vary and are subject to normal credit, underwriting and collateral value guidelines. Auto discounts may apply for GAP, Warranty and/or Debt Protection. Rates and terms subject to change without notice.

motorcycle loans
type term APR1
New & Used Up to 72 Months 3.99% - 5.49%

Motorcycle financing is only available when purchased through a dealership. 

Click here to apply for your motorcycle loan. 

MOTORCYCLE LOAN CALCULATORS

Compare what the dealer is offering you to what we can help you with using our Dealer vs CU Financing Calculator. You can also use our Motorcycle Loan Calculator to find the best payment for you.

credit cards
card Type APR1 card limit
VISA Platinum** 7.90% - 17.90%*$300 - $25,000
MasterCard Rewards 6.99% - 17.24%***$300 - $35,000

Monthly payment is 2% of principal or $18, unless the balance is less than $18.00.

* Depending on your credit score.
**Secured VISA available at 11.90%.
*** Variable rate based on Prime + 2.74-13.24

lines of credit
ready cash line of credit APR1 term
Up to $35,000 12.70% - 18.00%Open

*Rates above apply to existing accounts only. Ready Cash no longer available as new account.

Money management line of creditAPR1term
Up to $35,0009.25% - 16.25%Open

Based on a current Wall Street Journal Prime Rate 

Personal Unsecured Loans
loan amountAPR1term
Up to $35,0008.01% - 18.00%Up to 60 Months

APR = Annual Percentage Rate

Other personal LOANS

type APR1term
Certificate Secured 3.00% Above Index Up to Maturity Date of Certificate
Share Secured 3.00% Above Index0 - 120 Months
Personal Computer8.75% - 18.00% Up to 36 Months


boat LOANS

type APR1 term
New & Used 3.99% - 18.00%Up to 120 Months

Boat financing is only available when purchased through a dealership.

mortgages 

People’s Trust is now able to get you quicker pre approvals, better rates, and a more streamlined process between the application and your closing date. 

We can help you with a full menu of competitive mortgage programs that include:  

Click here to explore rates, apply now or make a payment!


1 APR = Annual Percentage Rate