Checking Accounts

Dupaco has free checking and a dividend-bearing checking account.Dupaco has free checking and a dividend-bearing checking account. The bigger deal is that, no matter where you are in the world, you're never far away from fee-free access to your money, with Dupaco's mobile app and over 5,000 shared branches nationwide.

And by using direct deposit, you can skip a trip to the branch by directly depositing your paycheck, pension, or benefit payments to your checking account. You'll need Dupaco's Routing Number, 273974581, to set up direct deposit.

When you open a checking account at Dupaco, you can get a free optional MoneyCard debit card. Beginning in March of 2017, Dupaco will begin issuing EMV chip cards to offer our members better fraud protection. To learn more, check out our EMV debit card FAQs.

Open an account

ClickSwitch for a quicker checking account switch

ClickSwitch allows you to move your recurring payments from a non-Dupaco checking to your Dupaco checking online. Contact Dupaco to see how. It's quick. It's easy!

What About Overdraft Protection?

With Dupaco, concerns about overdraft protection can be put to rest with our Overdraft Privilege. Get protection from bounced checks and more. Learn more about this and other features of our checking accounts, or read all about Dupaco’s Overdraft Privilege service.



If you typically don't carry a large balance in your checking account, you'll want our free checking. But, if you want your money to earn dividends while it's in your checking account, you'll want 1st Rate Checking. See the comparison chart below.

  Free Checking 1st Rate Checking
Minimum to Open $50 $50
Dividend None Yes
Minimum to Earn N/A $5,000
Dividend Tiers N/A $5,000, $25,000, and $100,000
Dividend Calculation N/A Daily Dividend Paid Monthly
Minimum Balance to Avoid Fees None $5,000 Average Monthly Balance
Monthly Service Charge None $10 if Average Monthly Balance Below $5,000
Check Writing or Deposit Limits None 125 Free Checks Written or Deposit Items/Month
Per Check or Deposit Charges None 20-Cent /Check Written or Deposit Item Over 125/Month
Overdraft Priviliege Yes Yes

Checking Rates

Current as of: 8/17/2018
Account Type Balance Tier Dividend Rate Annual Percentage Yield1 Min. to Open Min. to Earn
Free Checking N/A N/A N/A $50 N/A
1st Rate Checking $100,000 and above 0.40% 0.40% $50 $100,000
1st Rate Checking $25,000-$99,999 0.25% 0.25% $50 $25,000
1st Rate Checking $5,000-$24,999 0.15% 0.15% $50 $5,000
1Checking Rates: Dividends and annual percentage yields (APY) accurate as of the last dividend declaration date. The interest rate and annual percentage yield may change after account opening. Fees could reduce earnings on the account.


Comments (21)
 • 28 days 11 hrs 23 mins 20 secs ago
Was wondering how long it takes to get a debit card once account is opened

Re: Card
Dupaco Moderator
 • 27 days 21 hrs 7 mins 34 secs ago

Hi Chris, it takes 7-10 business days for cards to arrive once they have been ordered.


 • 28 days 11 hrs 23 mins 20 secs ago
Was wondering how long it takes to get a debit card once account is opened

Re: Card
Dupaco Moderator
 • 27 days 21 hrs 7 mins 34 secs ago

Hi Chris, it takes 7-10 business days for cards to arrive once they have been ordered.


Debit card question
Madison C
 • 56 days 11 hrs 31 mins ago
I have a debit/money card and I just want to make sure that there isn't a certain amount of times I have to use it in a month.

Re: Debit card question
Dupaco Moderator
 • 55 days 20 hrs 45 mins 17 secs ago

Hi Madison, we do not have an minimum usage requirements with our debit cards.


 • 120 days 21 hrs 10 mins 11 secs ago
have tried numerous times to get into my accounts with no success. never had this problem with the bank I left. Online banking is how I check my accounts.

Re: frustrated
Dupaco Moderator
 • 120 days 20 hrs 18 mins 35 secs ago

Hi David, we're sorry to hear that you're having trouble logging in. We'll have someone from our Member Service department reach out and help you troubleshoot.


 • 360 days 17 hrs 28 mins 26 secs ago
I am thinking of switching over to Dupaco for my checking account, for new members do you offer the first box of checks free?

Re: checks
Dupaco Moderator
 • 360 days 13 hrs 2 mins 40 secs ago

Hi Melisa, only our Prime Time members who have direct deposit for social security and/or a pension receive a free box of checks. We will have one of our Member Service Representatives reach out to you.


Poor credit :(
Kate r.
 • 376 days 18 hrs 14 mins 14 secs ago
Is it possible for my fiance and I to open an account together? I have rather very poor credit and his is fine. Just looking for a good place to start a joint account

Re: Poor credit :(
Dupaco Moderator
 • 374 days 21 hrs 13 mins 25 secs ago

Hi Kate, we will have one of our member service representatives reach out to you about opening a joint account.


Debit Card
Nichole W.
 • 395 days 15 hrs 27 mins 30 secs ago
Hi, I was wondering do I have to go in and get a new debit card when mine expires or do you guys automatically send one out?

Re: Debit Card
Dupaco Moderator
 • 395 days 13 hrs 18 mins 38 secs ago

Hi Nichole, you should receive a new debit card around the beginning of the month that your current one expires. If you don't receive it shortly before your expiration date, please give us a call. Thanks!


Opt in opt out
Lisa R
 • 421 days 19 hrs 55 mins 35 secs ago
What does opt in and opt out mean

Re: Opt in opt out
Dupaco Moderator
 • 421 days 16 hrs 48 mins 26 secs ago

Hi Lisa, Opt in means that you have chosen to participate in something, and opt out means you have chosen not to participate.


 • 426 days 7 hrs 35 mins 33 secs ago
Does Dupaco have ATM fee reimbursement?

Re: ATM Fee
Dupaco Moderator
 • 423 days 20 hrs 52 mins 51 secs ago

HI Brad, Any transactions done on a Dupaco ATM are free. Dupaco allows you to use non-Dupaco ATMs for 8 transactions per month before we start charging an ATM fee of $0.50 per transaction. If you need an exception made, you can always call our Card Services team at 563-557-7600 / 800-373-7600, extension 201.


 • 614 days 21 hrs 29 mins 37 secs ago
If I have overdrawn charges,how do I deduct these charges from my share draft balance or make a online payment?? Is it gonna automatically deduct from my checking account??

Re: Charges
Dupaco Moderator
 • 612 days 15 hrs 55 mins 39 secs ago

Hi Torelik, for each item, the charge will be added to your balance. You can transfer funds from another account to make a payment or stop at one of our branches.


Opening local checking & savings
New resident
 • 653 days 14 hrs 42 mins 44 secs ago
We are new to the area on ss and pensions, we have some credit issues due to my medical condition of cancer, Do you deny people from opening a local checking and savings because of their bad credit rating?

Re: Opening local checking & savings
Dupaco Moderator
 • 653 days 13 hrs 31 mins 16 secs ago

Hello, we will have someone reach out to you. Thanks!


 • 890 days 8 hrs 41 mins 30 secs ago
Are there any monthly fee with a checking and saving accounts?

Re: fee
Dupaco Moderator
 • 889 days 17 hrs 37 mins 29 secs ago

Hi Shannon, all of our fees can be found under the fees link at the top of the website, next to the search bar. Here, you will find explanations on our fees. The free checking accounts do not have any monthly service charges, but the First Rate checking does if you do not maintain a minimum balance of $5,000. As for savings, every member puts in a $25 share to the credit union (thus, making you an owner!). Otherwise, we do not have monthly service charges.


 • 903 days 8 hrs 45 mins 16 secs ago
At what time does your account update ie waiting for a check to be deposited, what time should I be able to see this

Re: Updates
Dupaco Moderator
 • 902 days 19 hrs 6 mins 20 secs ago

Hi Jessica, we will have someone in touch with you on this since the time that the deposit goes through depends on the amount and how it was deposited (mobile vs. in-branch). Thanks!


Debit Card
 • 946 days 7 hrs 9 mins 36 secs ago
where can I get a new debit card if mine gets broken?

Re: Debit Card
Dupaco Moderator
 • 945 days 20 hrs 43 mins 50 secs ago

Hi Maddie, you can give Dupaco a call at 800-373-7600 or 563-557-7600, ext. 0, or simply stop into the nearest Dupaco branch, and we will process a new card for you.


 • 947 days 10 hrs 16 mins 32 secs ago
Why is there not more information about deposits made? Such as whether it was cash or check and whether or not part of the check was cashed and the other part deposited? Can i get this information as it would be helpful for maintaining my records. I am referring to online banking.

Re: deposits
Dupaco Moderator
 • 946 days 18 hrs 54 mins 11 secs ago

Hi Melissa, this kind of information can be manually added to your deposit transactions in Shine. Under the Accounts, then Deposits tab, you will find a list of deposit transactions. Under the Actions section to the left of each depost, you can edit the transaction. It is here that you can add any notes that you would like. You can also ask a Teller to add a memo to the transaction at that time.


Free Checking
 • 955 days 18 hrs 8 mins 26 secs ago
Does free checking also mean the checks are free?

Re: Free Checking
Dupaco Moderator
 • 955 days 17 hrs 45 mins 9 secs ago

Hi Michelle, a box of standard checks with a free checking account is $17.


$10 fee
 • 1049 days 17 hrs 56 mins 25 secs ago
$10 fee if my balance doesn't average 5000..can that go lower? We don't even bring home 5000 a month.

Re: $10 fee
Dupaco Moderator
 • 1045 days 14 hrs 29 mins 40 secs ago

The $10 fee only applies to our 1st Rate Checking accounts, in which the $5,000 minimum must be held. The other option would be a Free Checking as these accounts do not require a minimum balance.


 • 1097 days 16 hrs 9 mins 10 secs ago
I attempted to open a checking and savings account at a local bank. They did a credit check on me and discovered I filed for bankruptcy a few years back and therefore were only going to give me a savings account for six months and then re-evaluate the situation. Will I be able to open both with Dupaco if this is the case?

Re: Accounts
Dupaco Moderator
 • 1095 days 20 hrs 52 mins 35 secs ago

Mark, Dupaco is dedicated to looking into our members' personal situations and finding solutions to better their financial picture. Please stop in to any one of our branches or give us a call at 800-373-7600 or 563-557-7600 ext. 0.


debit cards
 • 1098 days 14 hrs 32 mins 49 secs ago
I was wondering if you still offered custom debit cards where we were allowed to put our own picture on it? Thanks.

Re: debit cards
Dupaco Moderator
 • 1098 days 13 hrs 40 mins 59 secs ago

Hi Lindsey, unfortunately we do not offer that service at this time.


Debit Card PIN
Kelly B
 • 1293 days 18 hrs 17 mins 4 secs ago
Can I chose my own PIN for my debit card or do I have to use the one that was sent to me?

Re: Debit Card PIN
Dupaco Moderator
 • 1291 days 14 hrs 25 mins 4 secs ago

Hi Kelly! Yes, you can choose your own PIN. In order to do this, you must first activate your card and then bring it in to any branch with the exception of the Cedar Rapids 4th Avenue branch.


zero balance
 • 1441 days 6 hrs 30 mins 43 secs ago
How long can your account stay at a zero balance before it is closed on you?

Re: zero balance
Dupaco Moderator
 • 1438 days 13 hrs 57 mins 23 secs ago

Hi Brittany, It all depends on the situation and the account. Why don't you give Dupaco a call and we'll see what we can do for you? (563) 557-7600 / 800-373-7600 ext. 206.


I need a pin number....?
Nicole Kop
 • 1485 days 9 hrs 6 mins 53 secs ago
I got my debit card but I never received any info about a

Re: I need a pin number....?
Dupaco Moderator
 • 1483 days 15 hrs 3 mins 30 secs ago

Nicole, you should receive your pin number in the next couple of days.


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