Bankrate surveyed 50 of the nation's largest credit unions to find the best checking accounts. Thirty-six institutions offer free checking -- only two fewer than in last year's survey.
This chart provides checking account yield, monthly service fee, penalty for nonsufficient funds and the minimum to open an account to earn interest for those credit unions in the survey.
To see the details of each institution's checking account, click on the name of the credit union.
Bankrate conducted a survey of the 50 largest U.S. credit unions based on total deposits, surveying one checking account at each, along with the accompanying debit card and ATM transaction fees. The survey was conducted Jan. 15-28, 2013. *For N/A yield: The account is not an interest-yielding checking account, or the yield is zero percent.
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