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Keep looking ahead, dreaming of the future.

While checking accounts can be an important part of financial planning, once you choose the right Tampa Bay Federal checking account, you can fully begin to focus on making your dreams come true.                  

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  I am looking for a checking account that... is a high-yield account and refunds ATM a low maintenance account with no minimum balance requirements.
Monthly Reward Requirements
  Recurring direct deposit or ACH debit
Monthly Rewards
  High yield dividends
  Up to $25 in ATM fee refunds
Standard Account Features and Benefits
  Minimum combined monthly balance of $1,500 in your checking and savings accounts; or $15,000 in combined loan balances OR $5.95 monthly fee.
  Special rate discounts/premiums offered on new non-real estate loans and new share certificates
Free ATMs and other services
  Free Publix-Presto ATM transactions
  Access to 27,000 free CO-OP ATMs nationwide
  Access to 4,500 free CU Shared Branch locations
  Free debit card and unlimited debit transactions
  Free unlimited check writing
  Free automatic overdraft protection from savings
  Free online banking
  Free online bill payment and unlimited bill payments
  Free account eAlerts
  Free 24 hour account access by phone
  Free eStatements with free online check images, and free eStatement archiving

To open either account, there is no initial checking deposit required if set-up with direct deposit, otherwise a minimum deposit of $50.


Smart Start Checking

A starter checking account designed just for members age 15 to 22. Learn more here.


CU Shared Branches

With shared branching, credit unions from all over the country share facilities to give members thousands of convenient locations to perform transactions just as if they were in their home credit union. Whether you are at work, home, or your favorite travel destination, your credit union is always nearby. Anywhere you see the swirl you can conduct a range of transactions,

  • Deposits
  • Withdrawals
  • Loan Payments
  • Make transfers between accounts
  • Purchase money orders, travelers checks and official checks*
  • And more!

Free Overdraft Protection

All members are eligible for our free overdraft protection plan. When you open your checking account we link your primary savings account to your checking account to automatically cover overdrafts when funds are available.

Courtesy Pay

Courtesy Pay is a fee-based overdraft protection service that allows us, at our discretion, to overdraft your account and pay items or transactions generally up to a maximum of $500 that may normally be returned or denied. You must opt in to this service. Get more details here.

To open your account, visit any branch location or call us at 813-247-4414 to open your checking account today!

Ready to Make the Switch?

Whether you currently have a bank account in Apollo Beach or another at a credit union in Plant City, use our handy forms to move your checking account over to Tampa Bay Federal. Either print them and fill them out by hand or save the PDF Forms to your computer, type your information into them, then print them. Either way, once they're ready, just deliver them to us by mail, fax, or in person and we'll take care of the rest.


Checking Switch Kit Forms:

Checking Account Comparison Chart

Make the Switch Checklist

Transition Checklist

Direct Deposit Authorization

Account Closing Notification


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