Get ahead of the game with a Flex Savings Account. Designed for teens ages 13-17 who want to save a little (or a lot) and watch it grow.
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.
|Type||Dividend Rate||APY*||Balances||Dividends Compounded||Dividends Credited|
Type:Flex Savings Account
Balances:$25 Minimum Balance to Earn Stated APY
*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Early Withdrawal Penalty Fees could reduce earnings. Penalties will/may be imposed for early withdrawal on time accounts.
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On the couch or on the go, keep your money close with our Mobile App and Online Banking.
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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.)
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.
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.
Enjoy limitless (yep) cash withdrawals from any branch. Nothing like the smell of your own hard-saved green.
....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.
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.
Save up for whatever you’re into when you open your Flex Savings account today.
To open a Flex Savings Account, you must meet the following eligibility requirements: (1) You must be between 13 - 17 years of age (2) You must live, work, worship, or attend school in one of our service regions; join an affiliated partner, or have an immediate family member who is a Fortera member. Our service regions include Montgomery, Stewart, Chester, Decatur, Lewis, McNairy, and Perry counties in Tennessee or Christian, Trigg, Todd, McLean, and Webster counties in Kentucky. Residents of other counties in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Arkansas may also be eligible.
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 dividends 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 hard-earned "dough". To learn more about what the current dividend rate is and our other savings accounts that earn dividends, please see our Rate and Fee Disclosure.
Yes, teens opening a Flex Savings Account will have to select a legal guardian to be a joint member of their account.
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.
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.
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.
You can open this account online or in-person. The choice is yours.