Resources

COVID-19 Services Update:
Under advisement of state and local Public Health authorities, the Skagit Asset Building Coalition is taking steps to keep our clients, members, and community safe. Some services and resources may have been adapted to meet public health guidelines.

For more information regarding services related to COVID-19 in Skagit County, please visit https://www.communityactionskagit.org/community-action-covid-19-response/.


Affordable Savings

A savings account that doesn’t charge fees is a great way to build your savings whether it’s for emergencies, vacations, repairs, or what’s most important in your life.

These are the saving accounts we see in Skagit County, WA
– Last Updated Nov. 2020

Questions to ask when choosing a savings account:
  • Is there a minimum balance?
  • Are there fees? Examples may include: maintenance, inactivity, deposit, withdrawal, check cashing, or others?
  • What is the interest rate?

Bank of America
Advantage Savings



Bank of the Pacific
eSSENTIAL Savings


Banner Bank
Connected Savings


Chase Bank
Chase Savings


Columbia Bank
Everyday Savings


Heritage Bank
Alpine Saving

North Coast Credit Union
Free Saving | Build a CD

North Coast Credit Union

Northwest Plus Credit Union
Kasasa Savings


Peoples Bank
Personal Savings


Savi Bank
Personal Savings

Umpqua Bank
Grow

Washington Federal
Savings Accounts


Wells Fargo
Way2Save

Responsible Checking

Having a checking account means having a safe, secure place to keep your money. It means being able to get paid easily and have access to tools that make managing money easier too.

The updated Bank On National Account Standards identify critical product features for bank or credit union accounts appropriate for people looking for an accessible, affordable option. Accounts with the Bank On Washington Logo meet these account standards.

These are the checking accounts we see in Skagit County, WA
– Last Updated Nov. 2020

Questions to ask when choosing a checking account:
  • Is there a minimum balance?
  • Are there fees? Examples may include: maintenance, inactivity, ATM, overdraft, check cashing, or others?
  • How can you access the account to review or use funds?

Bank of America
Advantage SafeBalance



Bank of the Pacific
eSSENTIAL Checking


Banner Bank
Connected Checking


Chase Bank
Secure Checking


Columbia Bank
Foundation Account


Heritage Bank
Accent Checking

North Coast Credit Union
Free Checking

North Coast Credit Union

Northwest Plus Credit Union
Kasasa Checking


Peoples Bank
Essential Checking


Umpqua Bank
Embark

Washington Federal
Free Checking


Student Benefits

Building the habit of saving while we’re young is a strong tool in our later financial health. Students with a savings account are more likely to go to college and graduate, even a small amount of savings can plant the thought, “I’m going to college.”

Saving while in school is hard enough. Save as much as possible by asking about benefits while saving as a student.

These are the accounts with student benefits we see in Skagit County, WA
– Last Updated Nov. 2020

Questions to ask when choosing an account as a student:
  • Is there a minimum balance?
  • Are there fees? Examples may include: maintenance, inactivity, ATM, overdraft, check cashing, or others?
  • How will the account help your educational goals? Whether saving for college or paying bills while in school, having the right account makes it easier.

Bank of America
Child Savings Accounts: Under 18 years old
Free Advantage SafeBalance: Students under 24 may qualify.


Bank of the Pacific
Youth Savings: Under 18 years old


Banner Bank
Free Connected Savings: Under 18 years old


Chase Bank
Free Chase Savings: Under 18 years old

Columbia Bank
Free Everyday Savings: Under 18 years old

Heritage Bank
Alpine Saving

Key Bank
Key4Kids Savings Account: Under 18 years old


North Coast Credit Union
Youth Savings: Free | $5 match with report card

North Coast Credit Union

Northwest Plus Credit Union
Smart Savings: 18 and younger | Eligible for college scholarships


Peoples Bank
Personal Savings:


Umpqua Bank
Grow

US Bank
Free Standard Savings: Under 18 years old

US Bank

Washington Federal
Free Passbook Savings: Under 18 years old


Wells Fargo
Free Way2Save: Under 18 years old


Bilingual Team Members

These are branches with bilingual team members in Skagit County, WA
– Last Updated Nov. 2020

Spanish-speaking Team Members Available

Translation Available

Bank of America



Bank of the Pacific


Banner Bank


BECU


Chase Bank


Columbia Bank


Heritage Bank

Key Bank


North Coast Credit Union

North Coast Credit Union

Northwest Plus Credit Union


Peoples Bank


Savi Bank

Umpqua Bank

US Bank

US Bank

Washington Federal


Wells Fargo



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