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HOPE Rewards Checking

Earn up to 3.01% APY¹ each month with no fee and no minimum balance!2

If you’re ready for your financial institution to show you some love, you’re ready for a HOPE Rewards Checking account!3 It’s a free account that can put cash back in your pocket.

Here’s what you get:

  • A free account with no monthly service charge.
  • No minimum balance requirements
  • Cash paid into your account each month.4
  • Free HOPENet Online Banking service. That includes our bill payment feature.
  • Free HOPE Mobile Banking access.5
  • Refunds on up to $20 in ATM fees.6

How much can you earn?

  • Without doing anything, you get 0.10% APY1 on all balances.
  • Turbocharge your earning by meeting the simple qualifying criteria each month:
    • 3.01% APY1 on all balances up to $10,000
    • 0.50% APY1 on all balances over $10,000

So what does it take to get that bonus rate? It’s pretty simple! Each month7 you need to:

  • Have 12 debit card transactions post to and clear your account.8,9
  • Log on to HOPENet Online or HOPE Mobile5 just once.
  • Be signed up for and receive e-statements.
  • Have at least one direct deposit or automatic payment (ACH) clear your account.8

What if you don’t qualify during a particular month? Don’t worry: you still get the base rate paid back into your account. Then just meet the criteria the next month to earn the bonus rate.

Still want to earn more? Our HOPE Rewards Checking Plus account adds a connected HOPE Rewards Savings Plus account.

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1APY=Annual Percentage Yield. APYs accurate as of 03/01/2013. Rates may change after the account is opened. 2There is no minimum balance required to open a HOPE Rewards Checking account. 3Members must meet certain terms and conditions to open a HOPE Rewards account. Members are limited to one HOPE Rewards Checking account as a primary account holder. No commercial account may participate in this program. 4Dividends are paid on accounts with positive balances. 5Your wireless carrier may charge data or text messaging fees. 6If HOPE Rewards Checking qualifications are met each monthly qualification cycle: (1) Domestic ATM fees incurred during qualification cycle will be reimbursed up to $20 and credited to the account on the last day of monthly statement cycle; an ATM receipt must be presented for reimbursement of an individual ATM fee of $5.00 or higher; (2) balances up to $10,000 receive an APY of 3.01%; and (3) balances over $10,000 earn a 0.50% dividend rate on the portion of the balance over $10,000, resulting in 3.01% – 0.73% APY depending on the balance. If qualifications are not met on HOPE Rewards Checking accounts, all balances earn 0.10% APY. 7The Qualification Cycle is defined as the first calendar day of the month through the last calendar day of the month (example: March 1 – March 31). Contact us for more information about the qualification cycle. The advertised HOPE Rewards Checking APY is based on compounding dividends. Dividends earned in a HOPE Rewards Checking Plus account are automatically transferred to a linked HOPE Rewards Savings Plus account each statement cycle and do not compound. The actual dividend amount paid may be less than the advertised HOPE Rewards Checking account APY. The HOPE Rewards Savings Plus APYs may be less than HOPE Rewards Checking account APYs. If qualifications in a HOPE Rewards Checking Plus account are met each monthly qualification cycle: (1) balances up to $10,000 in HOPE Rewards Savings Plus receive an APY of 1.01%; and (2) balances over $10,000 in HOPE Rewards Savings Plus earn 0.50% dividend rate on portion of balance over $10,000, resulting in 1.01% – 0.52% APY depending on the balance. If qualifications are not met on HOPE Rewards Checking Plus accounts, all balances in HOPE Rewards Savings Plus accounts earn 0.10% APY. At our discretion, we may change the dividends paid on all tiers, and/or cap at any time. Fees may reduce earnings. 8Qualifying transactions must post to and settle to the HOPE Rewards Checking account during the monthly qualification cycle. The qualification cycle is not the same as your monthly statement cycle. Transactions may take one or more banking days from the date the transaction was made to post to and settle in the account. 9Transfers between accounts do not count as qualifying transactions. ATM-processed withdrawals do not count as qualifying debit card transactions.


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Hope Credit Union Expands into Southwest Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Hope Enterprise Corporation and Hope Credit Union (HOPE) celebrated the grand opening of its newest location at 8411 Interstate 30 in Southwest Little Rock on Thursday, June 2. The new full service location expands on HOPE’s existing presence, a program office housing a commercial lender since 2006 and a branch in College Station since 2008, and offers area residents access to checking and savings accounts, auto loans and credit cards, mortgages and small business loans. Anyone who supports the mission of HOPE, to improve the quality of life for low-income and low-wealth individuals in the Mid South, may join the credit union to take advantage of the benefits of membership. “We are excited to open our newest branch in Southwest Little Rock, a diverse and growing community filled with opportunity,” said HOPE CEO Bill Bynum. “We are grateful to our long time partners the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, NeighborWorks® America and Regions Bank for their ongoing generosity and support to make this day possible.” Since 2008, HOPE has expanded from 7 to 27 locations – many of which are located in communities where few affordable banking options exist. HOPE serves 30,000 members, one out of three of whom were unbanked when they joined. Through July 31, 2016, HOPE will feature special offers to help make it more affordable for people to become members. The credit union will waive the monthly fee on all checking accounts for six months and the application fee on personal loans. HOPE offers checking and savings accounts, consumer and mortgage loans and commercial lending services. The Little Rock branch is open Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm and Friday 9am – 6pm. For more information about HOPE or a complete list of services and locations, visit About HOPE HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation and Hope Credit Union) is a community development financial institution, community development intermediary and policy center that provides affordable financial services; leverages private, public and philanthropic resources; and engages in policy analysis in order to fulfill its mission of strengthening communities, building assets, and improving lives in economically distressed parts of the Mid South.

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