Certificate accounts disclosures, rates and fees

Regular and Individual Retirement Account (IRA) certificate account rates†
Effective Date: Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
TermBalances of $500 - $24,999Balances of $25,000 - $99,999Balances of $100,000 and more
182-364 days
Dividend rate 0.30% 0.30% 0.30%
Annual Percentage Yield (APY) 0.30% 0.30% 0.30%
12-24 months
Dividend rate 0.40% 0.50% 0.60%
Annual Percentage Yield (APY) 0.40% 0.50% 0.60%
24-36 months
Dividend rate 0.60% 0.85% 1.00%
Annual Percentage Yield (APY) 0.60% 0.85% 1.00%
36-48 months
Dividend rate 1.05% 1.24% 1.44%
Annual Percentage Yield (APY) 1.05% 1.25% 1.45%
48-60 months
Dividend rate 1.24% 1.44% 1.69%
Annual Percentage Yield (APY) 1.25% 1.45% 1.70%

APY offer is good as of the effective date shown above the table. APY is accurate as of the last dividend date. Fees may reduce earnings on this account. See the early withdrawal penalty disclosure below.

The dividend rates shown above incorporate a 0.25% rate uptick above the standard certificate dividend rates. Members in the Premier Member Merits category qualify for this 0.25% certificate dividend rate uptick. Members in the Enhanced Member Merits category qualify for a 0.15% certificate dividend rate uptick. Members in the Essential Member Merits category qualify for the standard certificate dividend rates. Premier, Enhanced and Essential are categories of the Member Merits program, a program that rewards members based on the member’s relationship with the credit union. See the Member Merits reward program page for details. The Member Merits reward program does not apply to business or organization accounts, and excludes trust accounts as well.

Certificate of Deposit Account features

  • Tiered interest rate, compounded daily and paid monthly
  • Minimum $500 opening deposit ($250 for a Scottie or Teen Certificate)
  • Flexible terms range from 182 days - 5 years
  • Earned interest can be withdrawn without penalty before certificate matures
  • Account balances are used to calculate Member Merits reward level
  • Accounts are federally insured by the NCUA up to $250,000

Each account holder agrees to the terms set forth on the Certificate Account Rates above and the Certificate Account Disclosure below and acknowledges they and the Truth in Savings Disclosure are part of the Membership and Account Agreement.

Certificate Account Disclosure

  1. Rate Information: The Dividend Rates and Annual Percentage Yields are based upon the balance ranges as set forth in the Certificate Account Rates chart. The Annual Percentage Yield is a percentage rate that reflects the total amount of dividends to be paid on an account based on the Dividend Rate and frequency of compounding for an annual period. The Dividend Rate and Annual Percentage Yield are fixed and will be in effect for the term of the Account.
  2. Compounding and Crediting: Dividends will be compounded daily and credited monthly. The Dividend Period begins on the first calendar day of the month and ends on the last calendar day of the month.
  3. Balance Information: The minimum balance required to open and maintain each account is $500. For Scottie and TLT certificates the minimum opening balance is $250. Dividends are calculated by the daily balance method which applies a daily periodic rate to the principal in the account each day.
  4. Accrual of Dividends: Dividends begin to accrue on cash and non-cash (i.e., checks) deposits on the business day you make the deposit to your account.
  5. Transaction Limitations: After your account is opened, you may not make additional deposits to your certificate account. You may make dividend withdrawals. A withdrawal of dividends will reduce earnings.
  6. Maturity: Your account will mature within the term set forth at the time of opening your certificate. For IRA certificates, the minimum term is twelve (12) months.
  7. Early Withdrawal Penalty: We may impose a penalty if you withdraw any of the principal before the maturity date.
    • How the penalty works: If certificate funds other than dividends are withdrawn prior to maturity, a penalty is imposed. The penalty assessed may reduce the remaining balance after the withdrawal. If the amount withdrawn reduces the balance below the minimum balance required, the certificate will be canceled and the penalty will be taken from the entire principal balance.
    • Amount of penalty: The amount of the early withdrawal penalty is based on the term of your account. Term of 365 days or more = $25, plus 3% of the amount withdrawn. Term of 364 days or less = $25, plus 1% of the amount withdrawn. Earned dividends will not be subject to a penalty.
    • Exceptions to Early Withdrawal Penalties: We may pay the account before maturity without imposing an early withdrawal penalty under the following circumstances:
      • i. When an account owner dies or is determined legally incompetent by a court or other body of competent jurisdiction.
      • ii. Where the account is an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and any portion is paid within seven (7) days after establishment; or where the account is an IRA and the owner attains age 59 1/2 or becomes disabled.
  8. Renewal Policy: Your account will automatically renew for another term upon maturity if we do not receive other instructions from you. These accounts do not have a grace period. Any changes to the account after the maturity date will result in withdrawal penalties.
  9. Nontransferable/Nonnegotiable: Your account is nontransferable and nonnegotiable. The funds in your account may not be pledged to secure any obligation of an owner, except obligations with the Credit Union.

The par value of a Regular Share in the Credit Union is $5.00.

Automatic renewal

Members will receive a maturity notice shortly before the certificate matures. The certificate can automatically be renewed at the dividend rate in effect on the renewal date. Members will receive notices electronically when you register for estatements.

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