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The UWAA and BECU have joined together to support our members through advocacy of higher education and a commitment to financial well-being, and it couldn’t be a more natural fit. Since 2008, the UWAA and BECU have been partners in the idea that investing in education and excellence strengthens the UW, the Puget Sound and the world at large. To receive the UW-branded debit card, simply request the UW design when applying. Learn more.

New Benefit: UWAA members could get $200*
Join now and UWAA members could get $200 for opening a checking and savings account and meeting these simple transaction requirements within 30 days.

A. Make 5 qualifying transactions from your checking account:

  • Make a purchase with your debit card
  • Write a check or electronic check
  • Make a payment using bill pay


B. Deposit $500 or more into your checking account

Offer valid 7/1/2019 to 9/30/2019.

See the “How to Get Your Benefit” section for more information.

*Offer available to UWAA members only. Member may not be an existing member and must be age 18 and older. New members who are rejoining and have had a membership relationship with BECU in the last 12 months do not qualify. New member must open a Member Share or Member Advantage savings account, open a checking account and meet the account utilization requirements. Accounts must remain open for 90 days. Other terms, limitations, and conditions may apply. Check with BECU for current Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of accounts. New member will receive the $200 bonus deposit to the Member Share/Member Advantage savings account within 120 days of opening qualifying accounts and meeting the utilization requirements and will be reported for the new member as interest income to the IRS on IRS Form 1099-INT at year-end. The Member Share/Member Advantage accounts must be open and in good standing at the time of the bonus deposit. This offer cannot be combined with other offers. BECU is not required to pay the promotional incentive for accounts opened without the appropriate Promo Code. BECU reserves the right to terminate this offer at any time.

**Account utilization requirements must be met within the first 30 days after establishing membership. To meet the utilization requirement you must open and maintain an active Member Share savings or Member Advantage savings account and also a checking or Member Advantage checking account. You must complete five or more qualifying transactions in a rolling month OR deposit transactions of $500 or more in a rolling month in your new checking account or Member Advantage checking account. Checking transaction, POS withdrawals, international ACH withdrawal, ATM transfer debit, electronic check, ATM withdrawal, check and external withdrawal are defined as qualifying transactions. External deposit, ATM deposit, ATM transfer credit, new account deposit, and international ACH transaction deposit are defined as qualifying deposits.

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