Flex Savings

Ready. Set. Goal.

Flex Savings 101

A savings account made for those ages 13-17 who want to save a little (or a lot) and watch it grow. Plus, there’s free money involved.

Get ahead in the game.

Whether you’re tucking away your holiday cash, helping around the house to earn more allowance, or working your way toward college tuition, a Flex Savings account will keep your goal-money secure and earn you dividends (aka interest, aka free money). All you need is $5 and a guardian’s signature, then you’re free to save away.

By choosing to save with us, you’ll become a member of our credit union and part of a community with bigger goals at heart. We’re a not-for-profit organization, so your membership helps support people in our local community and helps us do more good in the world.

And speaking of good things, once you’re in the habit of saving, responsible spending is another healthy routine to practice. With your Flex Savings account up and running, you’ll qualify to open a Flex Checking account too. Keep your spending cash separate from your savings, and always keep it in your pocket for whatever, whenever — in the form of a colorful debit card design chosen by you.


Flex Savings Account Rates

Type Dividend Rate APY* Balances Dividends Compounded Dividends Credited
Type:
Flex Savings Account
Dividend Rate:
0.150%
APY*:
0.15%
Balances:
$25 Minimum Balance to Earn Stated APY
Dividends Compounded:
Monthly
Dividends Credited:
Quarterly

Limited to six (6) preauthorized, automatic, telephonic, or audio response transfers to another account with us or to a third party during a fee cycle.

Account benefits

Always in your pocket

On the couch or on the go, keep your money close with our Mobile App and Online Banking.

Where you go, we go

Credit Unions around the world work together to make sure our members can use branches and ATMs everywhere — surcharge-free. Nice, right? Download our CO-OP app and plot your next getaway.

Save more earn more

Money still doesn’t grow on trees, but Fortera savings accounts do collect dividends quarterly. (Dividends are our version of interest, or in other words, free money.)

Goal setting made simple

Our skilled experts are easy to reach and happy to help. For members and non-members alike, meetings and consultations are always free, so make the most of your money, on us.

Rest easy

With us, your money is always protected and insured by the National Credit Union Administration. You’re covered on all deposits up to $250,000, so save away.

Access your cash

Enjoy limitless (yep) cash withdrawals from any branch. Nothing like the smell of your own hard-saved green.

Statements that save

....Trees, space, and worry. Always enjoy access to 18 months worth of e-statements. Keep more trees, toss your file cabinet, and know your info is always safe and sound.

Get by with a little help

Or even a lot. Either way, we’re here. Call, text, or chat with our experts anytime you need a friend who knows all things Fortera.

Let's do this

Save up for whatever you’re into when you open your Flex Savings account today.

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Who is eligible to open a Flex Savings Account?
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The Flex Savings Account is designed for teens ages 13 - 17. This is a great transition account designed to help young adults focus on reaching their financial goals while still helping them manage their money well, even when they make mistakes (like overdrafts.)

Does the Flex Savings Account have any fees?
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A $5 deposit is required to open a Flex Savings Account. We do not charge a membership fee for our youngest members. To learn more about all of our accouts and any fees, please see our Rate and Fee Disclosure.

What are dividends and how do they work for the Flex Savings Account?
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Dividends are extra money that your account earns just by being open and meeting our minimum account dividend earning value. The Flex Savings Account earns divideneds quarterly as long as your account has at least $25 deposited in it. It is just another way we like to say thank you to our members for trusting us with your heard earned "dough". To learn more about what the current dividened rate is and our other savings accounts that earn dividends, please see our Rate and Fee Disclosure.

Do teens opening a Flex Savings Account need a legal guardian to open the account?
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Yes, teens opening a Flex Savings Account will have to select a legal guardian to be a joint member of their account.

What happens to my Flex Savings Account when I turn 18?
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When you turn 18, your Flex Savings Account automatically becomes a Share Saving Account. This is our standard adult savings account that establishes you as a member of Fortera Credit Union. To learn more about this account, visit our Share Savings Account product page.

Can I set up automatic transfers to a Flex Savings account?
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Yes! We make depositing in this account easy. Simply let one of our team members know that you would like to do this when you open your Flex Savings Account or do it yourself in our Online Banking Portal.

What documents do I need to open a Flex Savings account?
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To verify your identity, we always ask that you come prepared with a government issued ID. It is important that it is not expired. Examples of acceptable IDs include a State Driver's License or a U.S or Foreign Passport. If we have trouble validating your ID, we may ask for a secondary ID. For children, we have a variety of other documents we can use to verify identities. These include social security cards, birth certificates, medicaid cards, and insurance cards. If you have a question about whether or not an ID can be used, just text us at 931.431.6800.

Can I open a Flex Savings account online or do I need to open it at a branch location?
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You can open this account online or in-person. The choice is yours.

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What's New

Nitty, gritty, and super important.

Fine print is your friend. When you have a minute, give these a good read:
Member Service Agreement
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Privacy Policy
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Rates and Fees
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