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Simple Checking

Life is easier when you keep things simple.

Two checking account options to meet your needs

Here's how Coastal's Basic Checking or Standard Checking could help you bank better:

Basic Checking

Standard Checking

Let's start with the basics.

Everyday money management doesn't need to be complicated. For our North Carolina members who want a Simple Checking Account that gets out of their way, we offer a couple of options. Basic Checking is more than its name implies because you get all the convenient access you need online, via mobile and through our ATM network, without worrying about lots of account restrictions. If you've had trouble keeping your checkbook balanced in the past, our Standard Checking account is the ideal solution. You can re-establish your financial footing while still enjoying all the features that make a Coastal checking account great.

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Protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.

I can take care of all of my banking needs on MY schedule, not a retail bank's inconvenient schedule.
Dwight R.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently, we see that direct deposits may not credit your account due to an invalid account number. Be sure to verify with the issuer of the deposit that they are sending funds with your full 14 digit account number. You may also provide the issuer of the deposit a voided check.

You may also want to validate the ABA Routing Number, 253175494.

Transferring funds is easy and free! Simply log into Digital Banking and select Transfer Funds. Follow the displayed prompts. Transfers may take up to 3-5 business days to credit.

You may also transfer funds from your Coastal account to another financial institution via a wire transfer. To initiate a wire transfer, please contact our Call Center at (800)868-4262, ext 6784 or 919-420-8000, ext 6784 or visit the nearest branch location.

Federal Regulations require us to have limitations on the number and types of withdrawals allowed on a savings account. Your savings accounts are limited to 5 teller withdrawals (this includes cash and official checks) per month. Any transactions in excess of 5 are charged a fee for each withdrawal. As an alternative, you can avoid this fee by performing a cash withdraw from your savings account at an ATM. It's good to know that ATM withdrawals from savings accounts do not count against your 5 monthly teller withdrawals, or the 6 monthly electronic withdrawals that are allowed by Federal Regulation D. Transfers made through Telephone Banking, Digital Banking, or our Transaction Call Center count towards the 6 monthly transactions allowed by Federal Regulation D. Any ACH (electronic) debits from savings count towards the 6 as well. Also, if a savings account is used for overdraft protection, then overdraft transfers from savings will also count towards the six transactions per month. If you find yourself coming close or exceeding your limits, you may want to consider a checking account at Coastal.

To set up a direct debit or credit to your account you will want to provide the ABA/Routing Number 253175494. If you have a checking account, please use the 14 digit number on the bottom of your checks. If you want to debit or credit another account with your Coastal account, please give us a call at 800-868-4262 or 919-420-8000. For security reasons, we will mail you the account details to set up direct debit or credit to your account.

If wiring U.S. Dollars, please provide the issuing institution the following instructions:

Bank Name: Coastal Credit Union
ABA/Routing Number: 253175494
Credit Name: (Your name and address)
Account Number: (Your 14-digit Coastal account number)

*The first five non-Coastal ATM withdrawals during a specific month are free of charge. Every withdrawal after is charged a $2.00 non-Coastal ATM fee. There is no fee (surcharge) from the ATM owner when you use a CO-OP, Allpoint, CashPoints or Sheetz ATM.

Minimum required amount to open is $100.00. Your savings federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency.

Need help with Simple Checking?

Call 800-868-4262 to speak with a representative