I LOVE Alliant CU. They started as the flight attendant’s CU for United, but I think anyone can join with a $5 donation to a Chicago area non-profit. Their app works well, ATMs in 7/11’s and other locations are free plus $25 worth of ATM-fee payback per month, my student loans through them have interest rates half what the Feds charge me, I can keep gushing.
My family used to run their own credit union which evolved into a church Credit Union my uncle still runs. I’ve been thinking about interviewing him and pitching it to The Billfold for YEARS. It’s an interesting family & community story, I think.