We are considering opening a new checking account with USAA. As an airline employee, we would need international access. Anybody have any experience with this, or USAA checking accounts in general....



Hello @Busflyer, Thank you for considering us for your banking needs. Since we serve our military all over the world, USAA banking makes it convenient from anywhere. 

ATM access from any ATM  (automatic ATM fee refunds up to $15 monthly), Free Debit Card use, Deposit checks using our mobile app, Free online Bill Pay, Free transfers, ability to add a non-USAA account to your Transfer options, Zelle access, mobile app features to add/remove blocks to your ATM/Debit card for extra security and so much more. 

If there are any specific questions you have or would like assistance opening your account, select Chat from Help/Contact Us options. 

To open your account online, select from the Banking options on our Products tab.


When opening a Savings account along with your Checking, I recommend the option for adding Overdraft Protection so your savings account will protect your checking. 

Once the account is open, you can elect to set up your Direct Deposit from the Account Services section located near the bottom of the new account page. 


Have a great week! ~ Lori C