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A low-hassle, high-performance account that makes it easy to avoid monthly fees and even easier still to manage your money anytime from anywhere.

  • Instant issue Mastercard Debit Card.
  • Online and Mobile Banking*.

You deserve our premium checking account, with monthly fee waived.

  • Dividends each day your balance is $2,500+1.
  • 0.50% APR reduction2 on vehicle loans.

Feel confident handling your finances without much outside help? We have an account designed for your DIY state of mind.

  • 24/7 Online Banking and electronic bill pay.3
  • Free Mobile Banking* and mobile check deposit.
25-and-Under Simple Checking

Get your financial journey started with all the benefits of our Simple Checking account, without the worry of a monthly maintenance fee.

  • No monthly checking fee.
  • Free Online Banking, Mobile Banking*, and Bill Pay.
Military Friendly Checking

For your dedication and service, you deserve the best. That's why we waive the monthly maintenance fee on our best checking account.

  • Discounted vehicle loan rates and safe deposit boxes.
  • Free foreign ATM use.
Rewards Debit Card

Sure, they make purchasing easier. And you can get cash from ATMs. But at South Carolina Federal Credit Union, our debit card offers so much more.

  • Premium checking members can earn points and shop for rewards.
  • Mastercard® security benefits.
Bank at Work
We are proud to support the South Carolina workforce by bringing comprehensive banking solutions to the workplace. Eligible employees receive exclusive benefits through our Bank at Work program.
  • $100 sign-on incentive - certain restrictions apply.4
  • Concierge-level service.
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      You can open an account by visiting a financial center, calling (800) 845-0432, or online.

      To view Checking account options and learn more, click here
      To view Savings account options and learn more, click here

      Required documents:
      • A valid driver's license or government-issued photo ID
      • U.S. Social Security Number
      • Credit/debit card to fund the account 
      You must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident alien.

      The following accounts require personal attention, specific documentation and are not opened online: Trust, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), estate accounts, business accounts, teen accounts and Kids Savings accounts. Please visit a financial center for assistance with these accounts. 

       

      You can locate your account number by clicking on the eye icon within Online or Mobile Banking.1 If you have checks for your account, your account number is the second string of characters printed on the bottom of your checks.
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      Complete the direct deposit form (PDF) and submit it to your employer/income provider. You will need your
      account number and South Carolina Federal's routing number.



      South Carolina Federal's routing (MICR) number is 253278401. Your account number is the second string of characters at the bottom left of your check. You can also locate your account number by clicking on the eye icon within Online or Mobile Banking.1
      If this is your first time placing an order for checks, please give us a call at (800) 845-0432
      If this is not your first time ordering checks, follow these steps:
      • Log into Online Banking.
      • Click on one of your accounts. 
      • Click on "More Actions."
      • Click on "Order Checks."
      • Click "Continue."
      • Follow the remaining steps. 

      Here are some tools to help you stay on top of your finances and avoid overdrafts:

      • Budget: Check out our budgeting tips here to help you make better financial decisions.

      • Enroll in Direct Deposit: Direct Deposit lets you receive your paychecks faster and helps ensure you have the money you need, when you need it.

      • Enroll in Online Banking: Check your balances and account history, schedule transfers, receive mobile account alerts and deposit checks through Remote Deposit; all through the convenience of Online Banking.