Switch Your Account to UICCU

Switch Kit

Are you ready to experience better banking? Then it’s time to switch your checking account to U of I Community Credit Union!

Step 1 - Open Up Your New Accounts

If you haven’t already done so, the first step is to become a member of U of I Community Credit Union by opening a share savings account. Then, you’ll have access to all of our benefits and other accounts, including checking, low rate loans, and convenient services. You can open up your account at any UICCU location or online.

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Step 2 - Stop Using Your Former Accounts

You should stop writing checks, using your ATM/debit card, and initiating new payments from your former checking account. Leaving your old accounts & debit cards active long enough allows outstanding checks and automatic withdrawals to clear. Leave enough money in place to cover these transactions. This process may take several weeks.

Step 3 - Switch Over Your Automatic Transactions

Contact the companies and financial institutions which handle your automatic deposits and withdrawals.
Click here to view a checklist of who you may need to contact

Direct Deposit:

  • Your employer’s human resources/payroll department
  • The company handling your retirement or pension payments
  • Social Security Administration

Automatic withdrawals from your account:

  • Mortgage Company
  • Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Auto Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Loan Payments
  • Other __________

Automatic charges to your old debit card: 

  • Utility Companies
  • Telephone Company
  • Cable Company
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Memberships (fitness center, auto, etc.)
  • Other __________

Step 4 - Close Your Old Accounts

Once your direct deposits and automatic drafts are changed to the U of I Community Credit Union and you’re sure that the old accounts’ outstanding checks have cleared, you can close your old accounts by sending a “Close Account” form to your old financial institution. Then you can destroy your old checks, ATM/debit cards and deposit slips.

Printable PDF With Forms

We’ve included notification forms to help make your switch to U of I Community Credit Union even easier. Use these convenient forms to change your direct deposit*, automatic withdrawals, and close your accounts. If you need help completing any of these forms, just stop by any branch or give us a call at 217-278-7700.

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As a member of U of I Community Credit Union, you’ll benefit from better rates, fewer fees, and convenient on-the-go access to your accounts. We take pride in delivering crowd-pleasing service and the best financial products around. Whether you’re a long time resident of the Champaign Urbana area or you’re just here as a student, it’s easy to switch your checking account to UICCU.

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Talk to One of Our Experts

When you bank with U of I Community Credit Union, you have a whole team of financial experts on your side! Our goal is to help you achieve your personal goals. We take the time to get to know our members personally so we can make recommendations about the financial solutions that will best fit your individual needs. After all, we know you’re a person with a life story – not just a number. You’re welcome to give us a call at 217-278-7700 or stop by one of our branches any time! We’re here for you.

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See Why We’re Different

We’re a credit union, not a bank. Our focus is on serving you and helping you succeed financially. Think of us as your financial partner, your coach, and your biggest fan! We’re a not-for-profit financial institution, which means we return profits to our members in the form of better rates and fewer fees. Another thing that makes U of I Community Credit Union unique is our commitment to helping our community through volunteerism and sponsorships. We began serving University of Illinois employees more than 80 years ago, and we’ve grown to provide crowd-pleasing products and services to the entire community.

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