Launch Account

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No-Fee Checking for Teens

Get a head start on financial independence with our fee-free Launch Account!

It’s built for kids ages 14-17 and comes with the easy-to-use features, safe limits, and security you need to build and protect your financial future (and give your parents peace of mind).

  • No joint account holder requirement
  • No monthly fees*
  • No minimum balance
  • No overdraft fees
  • No paper checks
  • No ATM fees

Launch is an individual checking account. If you're looking for a joint account, check out our Clear Account.

Exclusive Debit Cards

We've partnered with schools, teams and artists to create exciting debit card designs that are as unique as you - all exclusively available from UW Credit Union. 

Add some style to your wallet with this exclusive Unity debit card only available at UW Credit Union.

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How to Apply

Start your application online, then visit a branch to finalize the account and pick out your personalized debit card.

  • A parent/guardian does not need to be present at the branch.
  • You’ll need to know your social security number at the time of opening.
  • You'll need to bring your driver’s license, passport or state ID.
  • Need help obtaining a state ID? Get more information here.

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Learn, Upgrade & Thrive

The Launch was created to help teens learn safe money management. Once you turn 18, you can upgrade to one of three Rewards Checking accounts or our Clear Account!

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