Business Checking Made Simple

That pay dividends! We understand the demands of running a business and managing everyday workflow. Our team works closely with you to ensure a smooth process for opening and maintaining your business checking accounts.

What to expect in a few easy steps:

  • Speak with a representative
  • We’ll follow up with an email providing you our Business Banking Member Kit tailored to your needs
  • Send us back all requested information
  • Open your account
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Basic Business Checking

Designed for the small business owner, this business checking account offers just the features you need at a price that won’t put you out of business!

If your business doesn’t write a large amount of checks, or deposit a significant number of checks, chances are Basic Business Checking is just right for you. Our Member Service Representatives will be happy to discuss your checking account needs and assist you in determining which value-packed business checking account is right for you.

  • First 50 transactions* per month – free. Each transaction over 50: $0.25
  • No minimum balance required
  • No monthly service charge
  • 50% off first order of business checks
  • Free Online Bill Payment
Balance APY*
$0.01 – $24,999.99 0.05%
$25,000.00 – $99,999.99 0.10%
$100,000.00 – $249,999.99 0.25%
>= $250,000.00 0.30%

Premiere Business Checking

Businesses checking accounts that have frequent ACH settlements, write a significant number of checks and have transaction intensive deposits will appreciate our Premier Business Checking. This account is designed to offer the business owner the ability to maintain a low cost relationship on a high volume transaction account. Combine this account with Charter Oak’s night depository service or merchant card processing and you have a winning combination!

  • Tiered, variable rate
  • First 300 transactions* per month – free
  • No minimum balance required
  • Monthly fee of $10 – waived with average daily balance of $10,000 or Merchant Card Processing**
  • 50% off first order of business checks
  • Free Online Bill Payment
Balance APY*
$0.01 – $24,999.99 0.05%
$25,000.00 – $99,999.99 0.10%
$100,000.00 – $249,999.99 0.25%
>= $250,000.00 0.30%

Non-Profit 501 (c) Checking

This dividend-paying checking account is a great choice for charitable, non-profit, religious and educational organizations! Certificate of 501(c) status is required. Some restrictions may apply.

Balance APY*
$0.01 – $24,999.99 0.05%
$25,000.00 – $99,999.99 0.10%
$100,000.00 – $249,999.99 0.25%
>= $250,000.00 0.30%

*Transactions defined as: ACH debits/credits, checks cleared or deposited and Online Bill Payments.

**Merchant Card Processing must be with COFCU.

Text Message Debit Card Fraud Alerts

We want you to enjoy the convenience of our Debit Card Fraud Alerts Service! In order to do so, we will need you to update your cell phone number if you haven’t done so already. You have three easy options to update your cell phone information to enable our Debit Card Fraud Alerts Service:

  • Send a secure message via Online Banking
  • Call our Contact Center at 860.446.8085 or toll free 800.962.3237
  • Visit us in any branch

The benefits of this Fraud Alerts Service will allow for:

  • An additional layer of fraud protection
  • The ability to confirm or deny a transaction with a simple text message
  • A seamless and easy way to keep your Debit Card safe or keep it from being blocked
  • Peace of mind knowing your transactions are being monitored by a state-of-the-art system
Sample Text Why text was sent
FreeMSG Charter Oak FCU Fraud Center 8772538964 $125.46 on card 1234 at Macy’s. If valid reply YES, fraud NO. To Opt Out, STOP. Sent when fraud case is created.
Sample Text Why text was sent
FreeMSG Charter Oak FCU Fraud Center 8772538964 $125.46 on card 1234 at Macy’s. If valid reply YES, fraud NO. To Opt Out, STOP. Sent when fraud case is created.

Mobile Deposit

With Mobile Deposit, you can deposit checks wherever you are, whenever you like, in the comfort of your own home or even on the go! It's as easy as taking a picture with your smartphone. Account must be open for a minimum of 90 days. Some restrictions apply. Must accept User Agreement prior to using.

Please note: The daily limit for our Mobile Deposit service is 10 checks or a  total dollar amount of $5,000, effective March 23, 2021. The monthly limit is 20 checks or a total dollar amount of $15,000, effective March 23, 2021. 

Monthly fees may apply.


Mobile Wallet

Use your digital wallet to make purchases through Android Pay™ or Apple Pay™ in stores where you see contactless terminals - just hold your phone at the kiosk! Make payments, view your transaction history and much more, all while keeping your information safe and secure! Load your Charter Oak credit and/or debit card today!

Android Pay™ Frequently Asked Questions

Apple Pay™ Frequently Asked Questions


eDocuments allows Charter Oak to deliver members' statements via the Internet up to 10 days sooner than if the statements were mailed. With our improved Online Banking, you can view up to 24 months of statement history at any time and also access other information such as notices.

With eDocuments, you will also receive electronic tax forms and other important information from Charter Oak straight to your computer.

Bill Pay

This service offers an alternative to the traditional way of paying bills. You may schedule payments to be made on specific dates or on a recurring schedule. Each transaction will be clearly detailed on your monthly statement. Features:

  • Make payments from multiple checking accounts including HSAs.
  • Add payees.
  • Pay individuals via electronic payment directly to their personal account.
  • Automate recurring payments.
  • View payment amounts and due dates of upcoming bills.
  • View the last payments you processed and their current status in the "History" tab.
  • Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Mobile Deposit and Bill Pay are provided with no monthly maintenance fee!


Your accounts are at your fingertips with our free Info-Phone service. Simply call from your phone to access your accounts day and night, 7 days a week. If you're out of town, call our toll-free number.

Info-Phone gives you up to the minute account information. Easy step-by-step instructions walk you through each call.

With Info-Phone you can:
  • Make account balance or history inquiries
  • Transfer funds within your accounts
  • Make loan payments
  • Obtain loan advances
  • Verify if a check has cleared
  • And more

Access Info-Phone by calling: 860.445.INFO (4636) or 800.446.3228

Browser Requirements

  • Internet access through an ISP provider
  • Firefox+
  • Microsoft Edge+
  • Safari+
  • Google Chrome+
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support
  • 128 bit encryption

+ We will support the last two versions of Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari and Chrome. Utilizing older browsers may result in disabled functionality or limited access to services. The supported browsers above are for use with the traditional online banking interface and devices (desktop/laptop), and do not apply to use with mobile devices (phones/tablets). If using a phone or tablet to access online banking outside of an app, functionality and appearance may vary from the traditional interface.

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