We're thankful for our members and are always looking for ways to help you save and grow your money. That’s why we’re rewarding you up to $500 when you help your friends switch and save with Patelco.

Share better ways to save. It’s easy.

How it works:

  1. Refer a friend to Patelco
  2. The friend becomes a new member by opening a checking account with your referral code and a minimum $100 deposit
  3. You’ll both receive $50

Have lots of friends? No problem! We’ll credit you $50 for each qualified referral, up to $500.

This limited time offer ends September 24, 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to open my Patelco checking account?

Open your account at a Patelco branch or online.

When does this special offer end?

The Refer a Friend offer ends on September 24, 2021. The new member must be 13 years of age or older to open a checking account with an initial deposit of at least $100 to qualify for the reward.

What if I lose my personal referral code?

Email join@patelco.org for a code lookup.

1. Refer a friend using your personal referral code. For you and your friend or family member to qualify for the $50 bonus, they must use the code provided to become a member and open a new checking account (minimum deposit of $100) by September 24, 2021 at any Patelco branch or at patelco.org/freechecking. The $50 reward will be credited to your savings account within 5 business days of the qualifying new account being opened. Patelco team members are not eligible to receive the $50 reward credit. If you receive $600 or more in prizes from Patelco throughout the year, we’ll send you an IRS Form 1099.

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