What Does Kasasa Mean?

What is Kasasa?

On an everyday level, Kasasa is free checking that rewards you each month for doing simple things you might already do. "Simple" as in banking basics that actually save you time. Like choosing e-statements over paper statements, or swiping your debit card at checkout instead of writing a check.


How does a free Kasasa checking account reward you?

Well, that depends on your Kasasa account. You could get paid high rates (way above the national average), cash back on debit card purchases, or even refunds on your iTunes® & Amazon® purchases. How you get rewarded is up to you. But every Kasasa checking account lets you earn refunds on ATM fees, nationwide – and that’s on top of the reward you choose. Overall, free Kasasa accounts have paid over $100 million in rewards to people just like you. And counting.


Rewards AND refunds on ATM fees. Too good to be true?

The banking basics you do to earn your rewards (we call them “qualifications”) actually help your local bank or credit union save money. Even though they’re free to you. Just consider your monthly rewards and refunds on ATM fees a way of saying “thank you.” Sure, these banking basics may seem small to you. But they really help your local bank or credit union. And what better way to say “thanks” than in cash? Better yet, your Kasasa account is always free. So there’s never a penalty fee or monthly service fee – even if you don’t do your qualifications for the month.


But Kasasa is more than just free checking and monthly rewards.

It’s free checking you can feel good about. Not only is every dollar you deposit into your Kasasa account a smart move for your money, it’s a vote of confidence in your local community. Because we believe in local community banks and credit unions that take the time to care about you – not just the cash in your account. No, we don’t let just anyone offer a Kasasa account. And that’s why you’ll never find a Kasasa account at some big, evil megabank. We promise.


So what does the word “Kasasa” mean?

Put simply, we made it up. In a world where real-life people are too often taken for granted as account numbers, we didn’t want to be the next [INSERT GENERIC NAME] checking account. After all, the local banks and credit unions that offer Kasasa treat you different. We owe you a name that’s different, too. One that breaks through the tired, boring buzzwords that way-too-big banks want you to believe. And really, that’s the best thing about the name “Kasasa” – it can mean whatever you want it to mean. Whether that’s the extra money you see in your budget at the end of each month – or freedom from monthly “service” fees that only serve to take what’s yours. Maybe it's the comfort that comes from banking at a place you know and trust. There’s no wrong reason to Kasasa. 



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