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Protect More than Your Money with Northwest Secure™ Checking

Members tell us that protection of their personal information and monitoring data breach notifications are important to them.

So we created Northwest Secure Checking™, which offers mobile device protection and a suite of identity theft monitoring and recovery services.

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How Can Northwest Secure Protect You?

Northwest Secure has several features to protect more than your money:

  • Proactive monitoring services that can prevent ID theft and hacking. A free annual credit report, monthly access to your credit score, and dark web monitoring can help.
  • Identity theft recovery services. This includes recovery for all types of ID theft, and reimbursement insurance.
  • Mobile device protection. Get cash for replacement or repair of your cell phone.

Northwest Secure Checking offers all of these benefits for a low monthly fee of $4.00.

Here’s how our checking accounts compare:


Northwest Checking Northwest Secure Checking
Monthly Service Charge None $4
Debit card

Free eBanking & eStatements

Free mobile check deposit & Bill Pay

Apple Pay®, Google Pay™, Samsung Pay®


Card Control


Round Up & Save


Overdraft Advantage
Up to $500 Up to $500
Identity Theft Monitoring No
Mobile Device Protection No
Identity Theft Recovery Services No

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How to Get these Extra Benefits?

If you don’t have a checking account with us, you can apply for a Northwest Secure Checking account in one of three ways:

  • Online
  • Visit any branch
  • By phone

If you currently have a Northwest Checking account, you can request an upgrade in one of three ways:

  • Send us a secure message in eBanking
  • Give us a call
  • Visit any branch

Once you have Northwest Secure Checking, congratulations! Your next step will be to register your account with nxg|PROTECT to access the extra checking benefits like mobile device protection or identity theft monitoring.

Creating your online registration with our identity protection partner nxg|PROTECT provides you with the tools, reports, and web portal you’ll use to safeguard your financial activity.

Register with nxg|PROTECT

Note: Identity theft expense reimbursement insurance is underwritten by Lyndon Southern Insurance Company, a member of the Fortegra family of companies. The information provided is a program summary. Please refer to the Identity Theft Expense Reimbursement Evidence of Coverage forms for additional information including details of benefits, specific exclusions, terms, conditions and limitations of coverage. Coverage is currently not available to residents of the state of New York and may not be available in other U.S. territories or jurisdictions in the future.