The Advantage Checking account offers the peace of mind of knowing you are covered in the event you need it through courtesy pay.
Our regular checking account saves you money because there are no minimum balance requirements or monthly service charges.
To Compliment Your Checking Account
- Debit Card
- Direct Deposit
- Order Checks
- Fee Free ATMs
- Electronic Transfers
- Bill Pay
- Overdraft Protection
VISA® Debit Card – Use the VISA® Debit Card instead of writing checks, charging or paying cash at over 24 million locations worldwide. Use it at your favorite restaurant, department store, grocery store, gas station or any other place that accepts VISA®. As with a credit card transaction, you keep a signed receipt of every transaction, but unlike a credit card, the amount of the purchase is deducted automatically from your checking account. [Learn More]
Use the following form to order checks from your credit union. Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery. For complete list of pricing, click here.
Fee Free ATMs
Nationwide Access to over 55,000 Surcharge Free ATMs
There is never a charge to use Gulf Coast Educators ATMs, but some other financial institutions impose fees called “surcharges” when you use their ATMs. Not nice. To avoid these fees, we’ve partnered with the Allpoint Nationwide Network. Look for one of the more than 55,000 Worldwide Allpoint ATMs for a “No Surcharge” ATM near you. You’ll find Allpoint ATMs in retail locations such as Walgreens, CVS, Target and more. Last month alone, our members saved over $30,000 in surcharges by using Allpoint ATMs. That’s money that our members got to keep.
Find an Allpoint “No-Surcharge” ATM near you.
Using the Allpoint search feature will redirect you to the Allpoint website. Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union is not responsible for the content of the alternate website.
You can transfer money to your accounts at other credit unions or banks by adding them as an external account. Simply log into online banking from your desktop computer and go to the SETTINGS section. Select the ACCOUNTS tab and click LINK AN EXTERNAL ACCOUNT. Once you have completed all of the steps, you can make transfers to and from your external account within the TRANSFERS section of online banking. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text us at 281-487-9333.
For your peace of mind and to protect your account against possible overdrafts (and to enable you to take advantage of any financial opportunities which may arise) GCEFCU offers overdraft protection. Once you sign up for this service, available funds in your share (savings) account will automatically be transferred to your share draft (checking) account if it should become overdrawn.
Additional Checking Accounts
Money Market – Looking for convenient access to your money while earning a higher dividend than a regular savings account and without being locked into a term? Then our Money Market account is the perfect answer. [Learn More]
Health Savings Account (HSA) – Offering Peace of Mind for Health care. With the Health Savings Account from Gulf Coast Educators, prepare yourself for future health needs. Convenient and tax-advantaged, HSA accounts help offset high deductible health plans such as TRS ActiveCAre 1-HD. [Learn More]