Your opportunity to help build a new banking history
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to manage their finances. If you are unable to open a standard account due to past credit or banking history, this account can help you get back moving in the right direction.
No minimum deposit to open
Set up an account with no minimum deposit to get started
Automatic approval for a Share Secured loan
Get the loan you need to boost your credit and banking history
Convert to other checking options after year
After one year, accounts in good standing are eligible convert to another one of our checking options
Explore Opportunity Checking
- Money orders (eligible for one free money order per month)
- Not instantly declined because of charge-off (if within our eligibility guidelines)
- Three (3) MCCU withdrawal fees waived at non-Members Choice ATMs per month.
- No monthly service fee with monthly direct deposit or ACH deposit of $400 or greater
Plus these benefits1
- Debit Mastercard®
- Mobile and online banking
- Mobile wallet
- Direct deposit
- Audio response
- Bill Pay
- eAlerts & eStatements
- Check ordering
- Unlimited check writing
- Person-to-person payments (when linked to your Debit Mastercard®)
- Member Referral Rewards
- No minimum deposit to open
- No minimum balance requirement
- $5 fee without a monthly direct deposit or ACH deposit of $400 or more
- Not eligible for Choice Pay
- No mobile deposits
- No “Financial Institution-to-Financial Institution” transfers via Online Banking
- Account will be closed if overdrawn for 30 days or more
Are you ready to get started?
Open an Opportunity Checking Account Online
Current Members Choice members, you can “Quick Apply” for a new Opportunity Checking account in online banking or your mobile app. Login, and select the "Quick Apply" menu, then click on "Open an Account or Loan" to get started.
FAQs about Opportunity Checking
Is my account information available 24-hours a day?
You may access your account 24/7 via Online Banking, Mobile Banking and the Audio Response system. You may also speak to a live representative by calling 281.398.9900. Please be advised that when calling outside of regular business hours, live representatives have limited account access.
What is the fee for a Money Order?
Money Orders are ideal payment options when you need to pay for something by check but are not able to use a personal check. For some large purchases, merchants may prefer a money order instead of a personal check. Money orders must be pre-paid, which means payment to the merchant is guaranteed. Members Choice offers Money Orders up to the amount of $1,000, and does not offer International Money Orders. Stop by a Members Choice branch near you to get started. The fee for a Money Order can be found on our Fee Schedule (PDF).
What services are available via Telephone Banking/Audio Response System?
Members Choice offers balance inquiries, transfers and check-by-mail withdrawals via Audio Response System. Please call 281.398.9900 or toll free 800.753.2428, and select option 2. Note: your account information is required for the audio response system.
How can I sign up for direct deposit?
To sign up for direct deposit, please contact your employer's payroll department. You will need to provide them with the routing number 313083196 and your 13 digit account number. If your employer requires documentation for initial set-up, you may provide them with a voided check or download the Direct Deposit Instructions Form (PDF).
Can I use my Debit Mastercard® for payments with Venmo or Zelle?
Looking for our personal checking options?
Explore Complete Checking
Get paid up to 2 days early and earn a higher dividend rate when you sign up for direct deposit, make debit card purchases and more. Members Choice Complete CheckingTM also includes all of the benefits of Cash Back Checking, along with no monthly fee, and no minimum balance requirement. Learn more about Complete Checking
Explore Cash Back Checking
Earn unlimited cash back on your debit card purchases each month. Members Choice Cash Back Checking has no monthly fees, no direct deposit requirement, and no minimum balance requirement. Learn more about Cash Back Checking
Explore Student Checking
Perfect for students, ages 15-22, looking to have access to a debit card for purchases, manage their finances, and build a banking history. Learn more about Student Checking
If not currently a Members Choice member, a $5 deposit is needed to establish membership. All memberships are subject to approval including credit approval.
1 Opportunity Checking is not eligible for Choice Pay, mobile deposits, or for transfers between financial institutions via Online Banking.
Please note an Opportunity Checking account will be closed if overdrawn for 30 days or more. If you maintain your Opportunity Checking account in good standing for one year, you have the option to be converted to another checking account type and funds will be transferred to that account.