I am considering opening an online account that I can operate over the internet with a CU.
Would it be possible given that I am a international student on a F1 Visa in the US and not a US Citizen or Resident?
The type of account I am looking for should have the ability to:
- electronically deposit cheques without mailing it in
- Fee free Funds transfer to and from a "usual bank" account like Chase
- Great if they can issue me VISA/Mastercard Debit Cards
- Incoming international wire funds transfer
Have heard very good things about Alliant and they seem to offer some of these features.
Read that their network of over 80,000 free ATMs includes ATMs at other credit unions, US Bank, Target, Walgreens, CVS, 7-Eleven, Bank of the West, Allpoint, and those are usually fee free?
This post is to ask people about any feedback they might have directly with Alliant.
Would also like to know how easy it is for the online services of CUs like this regarding:
Ease of taking money out Fee free ATM access VISA/Mastercard Debit Cards How many free Cheques Fee free Funds transfer to and from a "usual bank" account like Chase (My Chase account charges a fee for both incoming and outgoing wire transfers) Ease of putting money in Fee free Deposit at any ATM electronic deposit of Cheques without mailing it in Fee free Funds transfer from a bank account Incoming international wire funds transfer
How good has your experience been?