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Interest Checking FAQs

  • What's the difference between an Interest Checking Account and a Money Market Account?

    Both accounts give you easy access to your money and a competitive interest rate on your balance.

    Federal regulations limit the number of transactions (transfers or withdrawals) you can make from a Money Market Account to just six per monthly statement period. While you will receive checks and a debit card for those transactions, you won't have access to the free online bill pay service that comes with an Interest Checking Account. Remember, deposits are always unlimited and don't count towards your six transaction limit.

    With our Interest Checking Account, there's no limit on the number of transactions you can make. You'll also get the convenience of our online bill pay service for free. And as your checking balance grows, you could earn a higher interest rate.

  • How will I add money to my Interest Checking Account?

    There are six ways to add money to your account:

    • Move funds online between Ally accounts
    • Transfer funds between your Ally and non-Ally accounts
    • Deposit a check with Ally eCheck Deposit℠
    • Use direct deposit to set up your paycheck or Social Security deposits. Download form
    • Wire transfer
    • Checks sent by U.S. mail (Please don't send cash)
  • How can I access the money in my Interest Checking Account?

    Access your account, make payments, or move your money from your computer or mobile device. You can also:

    • Use a debit card or checks for purchases and payments
    • Make payments using free Online Bill Pay
    • Get cash back when you shop with your debit card
    • Get cash from an ATM (To find a nearby ATM, use the Ally ATM & Cash Locator)
    • Transfer money between your Ally accounts
    • Transfer money from your Ally accounts to non-Ally accounts 
    • Call us to obtain a cashier's check or for a wire transfer
  • Is there a daily ATM withdrawal limit with Ally's Interest Checking Account?

    Yes. For your protection, you can withdraw up to $1,000 a day from ATMs. To find a nearby ATM, use the Ally ATM & Cash Locator.

  • Is Ally Bill Pay included with Ally's Interest Checking Account?

    Yes. Ally's free online bill pay is included with your Interest Checking Account– no additional enrollment is required. Once your new account is opened, you can take advantage of this secure, easy and environmentally-friendly way to pay bills.

  • What information do I need to open an Ally Interest Checking Account?

    All you'll need is your name, contact information, and social security number. If you're opening a joint account, you need that information for each account owner. If you already have an account with us, we'll ask for your online username and password, so we can securely identify you and pre-fill most of the application for you. Call us at 1-877-247-2559 if you need these or to open your account by phone.

  • Which interest rate will apply to my Interest Checking Account balance?

    Your account balance at the end of the day determines the rate we use to calculate your interest earned for that day. The interest you earn each day is then totaled and paid to you at the end of your monthly statement period. To see how your checking account balance can influence how much interest you earn, go to Interest Checking Rates, enter your average balance, then select Calculate.