Savings Account Tips, Info & FAQs
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A savings account is the gateway to your United Texas membership. Once you open an account with us, you gain access to an array of quality financial services. No matter what you’re saving for, we can help you reach your goals.
Four tips for maintaining a healthy savings account:
Every little bit counts
So maybe you can’t afford to save the recommended 12.5% of every paycheck. That’s OK. Start with what you can spare. Even if you only save $10 a week, after two years you’ll have more than $1,000. And after a few weeks of saving $10, you may find that you can afford to save a little bit more.
Set it and forget it
A savings account with direct deposit means you can save without even thinking about it. Think of it like automatic bill pay, only this time you’re paying yourself. Plus, this strategy lets you earn a little bit of interest on your savings.
We’re not talking about a second career, just a side hustle so you can stash that money straight in your savings account. You can freelance on the weekends, babysit for friends or even pick up a part-time job. Even if it doesn’t pay as well as your main gig, it’s still worth it to have some extra cash on hand.
Tighten your belt
Take a look at a month’s worth of expenses. What are you buying that you could go without? Fancy coffee? A gym membership? Netflix? OK, no one can go without Netflix. But maybe you can take up jogging instead of paying for that gym pass you never use? Decide which luxuries you can go without, even temporarily, and re-route that $10 a month to your savings account. Hot yoga is nice, but nothing feels as good as a little peace of mind.
What is the minimum opening deposit amount?
Can I get a debit card?
Yes. We offer instant issue cards in all of our branches or, if you prefer, we can also order a chip card for you that you’ll receive by mail.
Does this account earn interest?
Yes. Dividends are calculated on the daily balance during the dividend period and paid on the first day of the following month
Are there any fees with this account?
You may incur a transaction fee if you exceed our monthly withdrawal limits. As long as the account is active, there are no monthly service fees associated with this account.
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Savings Account Rates & Calculator
|Balance of $5.00 and Over||0.05% APY*|
*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. APY is accurate as of October 1, 2017 and may change after the account is opened. Dividends are based on the daily balance and paid to the account monthly. Fees or other conditions could reduce the earnings on the account.
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Savings Account Why United Texas
- Establish membership
- No monthly fees for active accounts
- Monthly dividends
- Access to United Texas financial services
- Shared branching and extended hours
I highly recommend United Texas. Highly professional and very friendly.Robert A. Member since 2008
NOT HAPPY I AM BEING CHARGED $5.00 A MONTH ON MY SAVINGS ACCOUNT , SO I AM GOING TO CLOSE IT BEFORE THERE IS NOTHING LEFT. SINCERELY!! HCD
Henry - Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, that fee is in place to encourage members to use their accounts. To avoid the fee, you may perform any transaction (such as a deposit or withdrawal of any amount). Your account will then be considered to be active and the fee will not be charged. We hope you will reconsider your decision; we sincerely value your membership. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at 561-4500. We hope you and your family have a happy and safe holiday season.
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Savings Account How it Works
You can set up a United Texas savings account in just a few simple steps
Contact us in person or online.
Complete a membership application with valid photo ID
Make a $5.00 deposit
Congratulations! You may now take advantage of all United Texas products and services.
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Dividends are calculated on the daily balance during the dividend period. The rate and Annual Percentage Yield may change after the account is opened. Fees or other conditions may reduce the earnings on the account. Payment of all dividends is subject to availability of earnings.
Per Regulation D, this account is not considered to be a transaction account, therefore, UNITED SA must limit transactions on this account to any six restricted transactions during the statement period. You may make unlimited unrestricted transactions from this account, however, normal transaction fees will apply. An Excessive Transaction Fee will be imposed on each transaction exceeding six (whether restricted or unrestricted) as per the Fee Schedule.